Dr. Brinton Clark feels prevention of disease is the basis for good primary care and values the personal relationships she forms with her patients. She works closely with patients to help them optimize management of chronic diseases and to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Clark educates her patients and helps them to gain the knowledge and skills they need to optimize their health and well being. “I think developing a trusting, long term primary care relationship is one of the keys to helping patients live the most healthy, happy, highest quality of life,” she says.
Dr. Clark received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She also completed her internship and residency through the university.
Dr. Clark is married and has two children. She enjoys gardening and speaks French.
Personal Statement: I joined the faculty at Providence in September, 2005, and love being part of this dynamic community of faculty and physicians-in-training. I enjoy the close relationships and mentoring that are possible in a smaller training environment. The academic focus of the residency continues to challenge me in my personal learning and growth.
Areas of Academic Focus:
Population-Based Health/Healthcare systems
Multicultural Health/Cultural Competency
Working with Underserved Populations
Precepting two half-days in the PACE clinic
Two months of inpatient attending for the teaching service
Co-director of the Population-Based Health course
Teaching Teaching Systems-Based Practice to Residents. Workshop for Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, April 9, 2008.
Clark BC, Grossman E, White MC, Goldenson J, Tulsky J. The state of diabetes care in the San Francisco County jail. Am J Public Health 2006; 96: 1571-1574
Clark BC. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, pulmonary capillaritis and renal failure: a case of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome. Poster presentation. Society for General Internal Medicine annual meeting, May 2004. SGIM California regional meeting, March 2004.
Levinson W, Kaufman K, Clark B, Tolle S. Mentors and role models for women in academic medicine. West J Med 1991;154:423-26
Personal Interests: Spending time with family including my pre-school age son and toddler daughter. Other interests include gardening, hiking, yoga, and reading novels.