The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Family Medicine

William S. Dabbs, MD

Assistant Professor
Clerkship Director

Clinical Focus

Evidence-Based Medicine, High-value care, Quality Improvement, Resident and Medical Student Education, Transitional and Chronic Care Management, Full-Spectrum Preventive and Ambulatory Medicine.

Research Focus

A major initiative is the design and dissemination of standardized practices to help lower hemoglobin A1C levels below 9.0%, based on the Standards of Care Guidelines of the American Diabetes Association.

Education

Medical School
University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis, TN

Residency
Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ

Fellowship

Faculty Development Fellowship - University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

Professional Organizations

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians

Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Book Contribution

Cole S, Dabbs W: Treatment Algorithm Flowchart, In: Domino, FJ (ed), The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2017; 25th Edition, Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, pg. A91.

Dabbs W, Jenkins J, Wright T. Incontinence, Urinary Adult Male. In: Domina FJ, Baldor RA, Golding J, Stephens MB (eds), The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2018. 26th Edition., Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2017.

Current Publications

Chamberlin S, Dabbs W.
Semaglutide (Ozempic) for type 2 diabetes mellitus. American Family Physician. 2019 Jul 15;100(2):116-117.

Eudaley ST, Dabbs WS, Chamberlin SM.
YouTube as a guide for Respimat® Soft Mist™ inhaler technique. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2019 Jun 23:897190019853988. [Epub ahead of print]

Current Presentations

Dabbs W, Chamberlin S, Chalmers R, Robbins J. Results from implementing a novel clinical decision support tool for the management of diabetes in a Family Medicine residency. Presented at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Sping Conference; 2019 Apr 27 - May 1; Toronto, Canada.

Dabbs WS, Arthur M, Ford RV, McDaniel KM, Stephens LF, Morton LC, Thoma LC, Jenkins JM. Department Volunteer Day: Improving whole practice well-being through community service. Presented at Annual Conference on Practice Improvement of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine; 2018 Dec 6-9; Tampa, FL.

Dabbs WS, Willie KG. Implementation of a treatment algorithm for non-insulin therapies of T2DM to improve adherence to guidelines and HgbA1c values in a family medicine residency clinic. Presented at 51st Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Spring Conference; 2018 May 5-9; Washington, DC.

Wilson GA, Dabbs WS, Chamberlin S. Mentoring resident interaction with pharmaceutical industry representatives. Presented at Scholarly Round Table at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference (Invited Lecture); 2017 May 6; San Diego, CA.

Wilson M, Hartquist C, Dabbs W, Wilson G. Night of the living call!: Making the intern to upper level transition less terrifying. Presented at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference; 2017 May 5-9; San Diego, CA.

Dabbs WS, Bhuyan N, Anderson J, Chock M, Prasad S, Gallardo S, Crichlow R. How to utilize social media in a family medicine residency. Presented at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference (Invited Lecture); 2017 May 5-9; San Diego, CA.

Dabbs WS, Chamberlin S, Jeter J, Norman L, Wilson GA, Wright T. Can prudent prescribing practices of opioids be taught to residents and faculty using an audit tool? Presented at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference (Invited Lecture); 2017 May 5-9; San Diego, CA.

Dabbs W, Jenkins J. The metabolic patient: Developing a longitudinal curriculum to inspire medical students. Presented at Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference (Invited Lecture); 2017 May 5-9; San Diego, CA.

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