Minimally Disruptive Medicine: Simplifying Care for Patients with Complex Conditions & Comorbidities
Victor M. Montori, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Mayo Clinic

- Evaluate the problem of treatment nonadherence and the burden of self-care for the chronically ill patient.
- Describe minimally disruptive medicine and how it could change the way we think about medicine, patient work, and adherence.
- Define collaborative steps for improving the fit between patient goals and evidence-based medical care.
- Review resources and tools from the Mayo Clinic Shared Decision Resource Center.

Dr. Montori is a consultant in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester. He is also director of Sciences of Healthcare Delivery Research Program in the Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo and is the lead investigator of the Knowledge and Encounter Research (KER) Unit. He is also co-director of the NIH-funded Knowledge Translation Research Unit of the Mayo Center for Translational Science Activities. As a teacher and mentor, Dr. Montori has received the Excellence in Teaching Recognition at Mayo Medical School and has mentored students, residents, fellows and faculty at Mayo and academic institutions around the world. As a researcher, he has authored over 190 research reports that have been published in top medical journals. Dr. Montori's research has focused on understanding and improving the process by which clinicians and patients use knowledge to make better decisions and improve patient outcomes.