Permanente physicians in the news – December 2022


From flu advice to care delivery improvement, Permanente physicians regularly provide their expertise in media reports and interviews on a variety of topics in the news. The following are samples of recent physician newsmakers.

Week ending Dec. 30

  • Vivian Reyes, MD, regional medical director of Strategic Inpatient Initiatives at The Permanente Medical Group, discussed the patient benefits of acute care at home programs in this mHealthIntelligence report.

Week ending Dec. 9

  • Theodore Levin, MD, gastroenterologist and clinical lead for colorectal cancer screening for The Permanente Medical Group; and chief of Gastroenterology for the Kaiser Permanente Diablo Service Area; commented on a story about the benefits of a fecal immunochemical test, or FIT, for detecting early colon cancer in this UNDARK magazine report.

Week ending Dec. 2

  • Sos Mboijana, MD, assistant chief medical information officer and internal medicine physician, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, did a Q&A with Becker’s Hospital Review on the topic of remote patient monitoring for diabetes. Nearly 40,000 patients at Kaiser Permanente in the Mid-Atlantic States region are actively using the program, which transmit real-time health data to their care team. Read more.
  • Don Mordecai, MD, national physician leader for mental health and wellness at Kaiser Permanente and director of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency for The Permanente Medical Group, was quoted in an AMA News article on technology in health care and how Kaiser Permanente incorporates telehealth in its behavioral health program in a way that non-integrated health care systems can’t. He also discussed how the ability to collaborate and to use  telehealth can help support primary care physicians who are feeling overwhelmed. Read more.