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George Bergus

Professor,  Family Medicine

Contact Information

Phone: +1 319 384 7566
Email: george-bergus@uiowa.edu
Web: Department of Family Medicine


MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania
MA, Education, University of Iowa


Primary: Family Medicine
Secondary: Psychiatry
Secondary: Physician Assistant

Centers and Program Affiliations

Research Interests

Psychiatry in a primary care setting, medical decision making, medical education

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Recent Publications

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  1. Daly, J, Ely, J, Levy, B, Smith, T, Merchant, M, Bergus, G, Jogerst, G. Primary care clinicians' perspectives on management of skin and soft tissue infections: an Iowa Research Network study. J Rural Health 27(3):319-28, 2011. [PubMed]
  2. Ernst, M E, Sezate, G S, Lin, W, Weber, C A, Dawson, J D, Carter, B L, Bergus, G R. Indication-specific 6-h systolic blood pressure thresholds can approximate 24-h determination of blood pressure control. J Hum Hypertens 25(4):250-5, 2011. [PubMed]
  3. Shokar, N, Bergus, G, Bazemore, A, Clinch, C, Coco, A, Jones, B, Mainous, A, Seehusen, D, Singh, V. Calling all scholars to the council of academic family medicine educational research alliance (CERA). Ann Fam Med 9(4):372-3, 0. [PubMed]
  4. Carter, B, Ardery, G, Dawson, JD, James, PA, Bergus, GR, Doucette, WR, Chrischilles, EA, Franciscus, CL, Xu, YH. A randomized-controlled effectiveness trial of physician/pharmacist collaboration to improve blood pressure control. PHARMACY WORLD & SCIENCE 32(2):247-248, APR 2010.
  5. Fravel, M, Ernst, M, Bergus, G. Psychological effect of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Am J Health Syst Pharm 67(5):343, 347, 2010. [PubMed]
  6. Fiedorowicz, J, Weldon, K, Bergus, G. Determining suicide risk (hint: a screen is not enough). J Fam Pract 59(5):256-60, 2010. [PubMed]
  7. Skelly, K, Bergus, G. Does structured audit and feedback improve the accuracy of residents' CPT E&M coding of clinic visits? Fam Med 42(9):648-52, 2010. [PubMed]
  8. Carter, B, Ardery, G, Dawson, J, James, P, Bergus, G, Doucette, W, Chrischilles, E, Franciscus, C, Xu, Y. Physician and pharmacist collaboration to improve blood pressure control. Arch Intern Med 169(21):1996-2002, 2009. [PubMed]
  9. Kreiter, C, Bergus, G. The validity of performance-based measures of clinical reasoning and alternative approaches. Med Educ 43(4):320-5, 2009. [PubMed]
  10. Bergus, G, Woodhead, J, Kreiter, C. Trained lay observers can reliably assess medical students' communication skills. Med Educ 43(7):688-94, 2009. [PubMed]