Author | Kim A. Gorgens, Ph.D., ABPP

Kim A. Gorgens, Ph.D., ABPP


Goldilocks: Promoting Collaborative Decision-Making

June 30, 2020


There are three traditional models of physician-patient decision-making. In rheumatology, patients overwhelmingly prefer a collaborative approach. In today's column, we review the decision-making process in the doctor's office.

Awkward Conversations: Assessing and Responding to Domestic Violence

April 07, 2020


Shelter-in-place orders have led to a "horrifying surge in domestic violence," says the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The World Health Organization asks that healthcare workers be cognizant of the signs and symptoms of domestic violence in their patients. In today's "Awkward Conversations" column, Dr. Kim Gorgens and Margaret Port cover domestic violence among chronically ill patients.

Important Conversations: Anxiety Management and Wellness

March 18, 2020


As coronavirus moves its way across the country, Dr. Kim Gorgens, a psychologist with more than 20 years of experience, recommends that rheumatologists proactively reach out to their patients to address concerns that may lead to stress and ill-advised changes in treatment regimens, such as stopping treatments without consulting a physician.

Challenges for Women in Science Are Real

March 13, 2020


March is Women's History Month and in today's issue of the column Awkward Conversations, Dr. Kim Gorgens and Sophia Barnes focus on challenges women in science face. They also offer some key resources you may want on your radar.