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Barbara Supanich, R.S.M., M.D.

Barbara Supanich, R.S.M., M.D. PhotoBarbara Supanich, R.S.M., M.D.
IndustryHealthcare/education
TitleM.D./Associate Professor/Associate Director, Family Practice Residency
ExpertiseFamily Practice, Education, medical ethics, patient centered care, preventive medicine, spirituality and medicine, women's health, end-of-life care, practice management
Current OrganizationMSU/Munson Family Practice Residency
Type of OrganizationFamily Practice Residency
Major ProductHigher education
Area of DistributionMichigan
University/DegreeB.S., Chemistry, Mercy College of Detroit, 1974; M.D., Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, 1980; Advanced Training: Fellow, Palliative Care & Hospice, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, 2005-06
BornSeptember 24, 1952, Detroit, Michigan
Honors & AwardsFellow, Managed Care, 1995, Teacher/Scholar Award, 1998, Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians; Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1999-present
Published Works"Management of the Perimenopause, " 1996; Lead author, "Palliative Care and Physician-Assisted Death," 1997, 2001, 3rd ed. 2006; Co-author, "Approach to the Patient," 1998; Lead author, "Ethical Issues in Physician-Assisted Suicide," 1997, 2001; "Menstrual Disorders," Chapter in Essentials of Family Medicine, 1998 and 2002; Commentaries for 2 chapters in Ward Ethics, 1999 and 2000; Co-author, "Primary Care Physician Attitudes and Values Toward End of Life Care and Physician-Assisted Death," 1999; "Update on Immunizations for Family Physicians," 2001; Dysmenorrhea: Evidence Based Review, 2002
AffiliationsAmerican College of Physician Executives; American Academy of Family Physicians; Society for Teachers of Family Medicine; Board of Directors, Saint Mary's Mercy Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI, 1992-99; Faculty Coordinator, Friendship Clinic (for the homeless), 1993-99; 2nd Vice President, Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, 2004-05; Board Member, Mercy Hospital Cadillac, 2002
Hobbies & SportsHiking, the outdoors, basketball, baseball, mystery novels
Career AccomplishmentsDeveloped curriculum for MSU residency in ethics, end-of-life care, spirituality and medicine, obstetrics, prevention and patient-centered care; Faculty for "Respecting Choices at the End of Life", 2000 to present; Has given multiple presentations to nurses, physicians and general public
Work HistoryRural private practice family physician; Fellowship, Clinical Medical Ethics, 1992-93, Faculty, Family Practice residencies, teach FP residents and 3rd/4th year medical students, 1992-present, Michigan State University; Munson Family Practice Center
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