Donald R. Frey, MD
Donald R. Frey, MD

Donald R. Frey, MD

Professor
School of Medicine

Expertise/Specializations

  • GERIATRIC MEDICINE
  • FAMILY MEDICINE

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Family Medicine

Position

  • Professor

Education

  • William Jewell College,BA,9/70-5/74
  • University of Missouri-Columbia,9/74-5/78

Certifications

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1979
 
Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine, 1981 (Recertified, 1987, 1993, 1999, 2006, 2015)
 
Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics, American Boards of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, 1988 (Recertified 1997, 2007)
 
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, October 12, 1984

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Contributor to Senator Chuck Hagel's Health Care Reform Commission Report, Not Applicable, 2007

Articles

  • ”Health Care Thought Experiments: Mile Long Questions Traveling at the Speed of Light,” invited contribution, Medicine & Social Justice Blog, 2009
  • Management of Hypertensive Urgency in an Urgent Care Setting, Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, 2009
  • Response to EMBRACE Health Care Reform Proposal (online forum), Annals of Internal Medicine, 2009
  • Maternal Obesity and Pregnancy, Postgraduate Medicine, 120;3, 2008
  • Satpathy, H., D.Frey, R.Satpathy, et al. ”Peripartum Cardiomyopathy”, Postgraduate Medicine, 120/1, 28-32, 2008
  • Reviewer of Project Proposal ”Diabetes in Health Care” by Taylor and Hawley. Berkshire England, Not Applicable, 2007
  • Preprinted Risk Assessment & Prophylaxis Order Form for Venous Thromboembolism, American Hournal of Health-System Pharmacy, 64, 1294-1298, 2007
  • Behavioral Health No-show Rates in a Primary Care Setting in ”Families, Systems, & Health, Not Applicable, 2007
  • Reviewed ”Case Files” Family Medicine” for Doody Puclishing Co., Not Applicable, 2007
  • Revieweed ”Essential Family Medicine: Fundamentals and Case Studies” for Doody Publishing Co., Not Applicable, 2007
  • Reviewer of Project Proposal ”Diabetes in Health Care” by Taylor & Hawley. Berkshire England, Not Applicable, 2006
  • Let's Face the Inevitable in Fixing Health Care, Omaha World-Herald, 2006
  • Focus on big Picture in Healthcare Crisis, Omaha World-Herald, 2006
  • ”Producing Rural Family Physicians” (Newsletter of the Nebraska Office of Rural Health), ACCESS, 2005
  • ”Extensive Venous Thrombosis in a Runner” Fleming, AD, Frey DR, The Physician and Sports Medicine, 33 (1), 2005
  • Interview: ”How to Select a Primary Care Physician”, Omaha World-Herald, 2004
  • ”Caring for the Country: Family Doctors in Small Rural Town.” Doody Publishing Co., Not Applicable, 2004
  • Depression and Heart Disease, American Family Physician, 64, 573, 2001
  • ”Is America Ready for Universal Health Care? Creighton University Magazine, Other, 2001
  • ”Another Look at Canadian Healthcare” Omaha World-Herald, Other, 2000
  • Book Reviews: Conn's Current Therapy , Doody Publishing, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Family Practice Survival Guide to Business Management, Doody Publishing Company, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Griffith's 5 Minute Consult, Doody Publishing Company, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties, Doody Publishing Company, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Rakel's Essentials of Family Practice, Doody Publishing Company, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Men's Health, Doody Publishing Company, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Lifestyle Medicine, Doody Publishing Company, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Mosby's Family Practice Sourcebook: Evidence-Based Emphasis, Doody Publishing Company, Not Applicable, 1999

Publications

  • “Trumpcare is no cure for Nebraska,” The Omaha World-Herald, May 18, 2017 to my CV under my non-peer reviewed publications, Omaha World-Herald, 2017

Editing and Reviews

  • ”Universal Healthcare Works in Other Lands”, Omaha World-Herald, 2008
  • Frey, D. ”Do We Need Medicare” (letter to the editor), Family Practice Management, 2008
  • Frey, D. ”Disagreement with Multipayer Editorial” (letter to the editor), MGMA Connexion, 2007
  • ”Plague of Uninsured Continues to Spread”, Omaha World-Herald, 2005

Presentations

  • Presentation to  28th National Conference on Health Care Access titled “America’s Future Health Care Workforce:  A National Priority?  An Ethical Issue? Or Both?” New Orleans, LA; April 10, 2017, 2017
  • Nebraska LEAD program’s rural scholar program with a talk titled “How Health Care Changes can affect Rural Nebraska.” March 30, 2017 Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2017
  • “How Will Post-election Change Affect Rural Health Care in Nebraska?” presentation to Nebraska annual LEAD Program, Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska, March 2, 2017., 2017
  • “Rural Health Care in the 21st Century—What have we Changed?” presentation to Nebraska annual LEAD Program, Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska, 2016
  • “Why American Health Care Needs Family Medicine Leaders,” presentation to Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Fall Conference, Nebraska City, Nebraska, 2015
  • “Using Incentives to Drive Outcomes in Medical Education,” Reactor Panel, National Primary Care Access Conference, Anaheim, California, 2015
  • The Affordable Care Act:  A Five Year Perspective,” presentation to the Promoting General Welfare Conference, William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies, University of Nebraska—Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, 2015
  • A History of Rehabilitation Medicine in the United States,”  presentation to Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, People’s Republic of China,, 2014
  • “Rural America’s Changing Health Care Challenges,” presentation to the Nebraska Annual LEAD Program, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2014
  • “The Impact of the ACA on Reducing Health Disparities,” presentation to the Addressing Health Disparities Seminar: Focus on Heart Disease, Creighton University, Omaha, 2013
  • Family Medicine as Heresy,” 20th Annual G. Gayle Stephan’s Lecture, National Primary Care Access Conference, Costal Research Group, Koaloa, Hawaii, 2013
  • “Health Care – How Can Rural America Afford It?” presentation to the Nebraska Annual LEAD Program,  Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • “The Affordable Care Act: Why We Need It, Why We Must Defend It,” presentation to the Promoting General Welfare Conference, William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha,, 2012
  • The Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Rural America,” presentation to Leadership Education/Action Development Program, Creighton University, March 1, 2012., 2012
  • The Role of Social Justice and Social Accountability in the Academic Health Center,” presentation to the 2nd annual meeting of the Association of Academic Health Centers International, Sydney, Australia,, 2011
  • What are the Consequences of the Health Reform Act for Family Physicians?”  presentation to the 21st Annual National Conference on Primary Health Care Access, Koloa, Hawaii, 2010
  • "The Financial Impact of the American Health Care System," presented to Happy Hollow Rotary Club, Omaha, NE, 2009
  • "The High Cost, Low Performance American Health Care System: Has the Time for Change Finally Come?" Maiben Keynote Lecture, NE Academy of Sciences 119th Annual Mtg, Lincoln, NE, 2009
  • "Does America Need a Public Policy Regarding Right to Health Care?" panel presentation, 20th Annual Primary Care Access Conf. Monterey, CA, 2009
  • "Obesity & PUblic Health: Where are we and Where are we Headed?" presentation to the OBESITY 360 Conference, sponsored by CUSOM, Omaha, NE, 2009
  • "Health Care - How CanRural America Afford It?" presentation to Leadership Education/Action Development program, Omaha, NE, 2009
  • "Goal Sharing" presentation to the Association of Departments of FM, winter conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009
  • "Reform in the US' Medical Education System: Another Prescription for Market Based Failure?" Presented to Medical Education in the 21st Century: Teaching for Health Equity conference, Havana, Cuba, 2008
  • "Establishing Group Incenstives to Improve Clinical & Financial Performance in Academic Depts: The Creighton Goal Sharing Plan," presentation to the Association of Depts of FM, fall conference, Excelsior Springs, MO, 2008
  • "American Healthcare Enters the 21st Century," invited presentation to the Sciences & Politics of Flesh national symposium, NE Wesleyan, Lincoln, NE, 2008
  • "Understanding America's Healthcare System" sponsored by NRWI, 2008
  • Annual Primary Care Update, Okoboji, IA, 2008
  • "Aging-What Is It & Why Is It So Scary?" presentation to CUMCs Senior Program, 2008
  • "Can Medical Schools be made to Care about the Community?" presented at 19th Nat'l Conf. on Primary Care Access, 2008
  • "Healthcare for Rural America-How Can We Pay For It?" presentation to the NE Agricultural Leadership Council Inc., 2008
  • Moderated Universal Healthcare Discussion Following the Screening of "Sicko", 2008
  • "Dealing with Pain Management in the Ambulatory Setting" presentation to the 6th Annual Women's Health in the 21st Century Conf., 2007
  • "Illness vs. Aging: What's Getting Old, What's Getting Sick, What's the Difference?" presentation to Heartland Conf. on Geriatric Oral Health Care, 2007
  • "Departmental Financial Survival During Difficult Times" presentation to Heartland Association of Depts of FM, 2007
  • "The Physician-Patient Relation - What's New, What's Old, What's Changed" presented to Fam Med Grand Rounds, 2007
  • "Future Directions in Family Medicine" presented to Univ of Manitoba, 2007
  • "The Changing Insurance Landscape" presented to Dept. of Int Med's Grand Rounds, 2007
  • "Am American Healthcare Crisis" presented to First Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE, 2007
  • "Covering the uninsured & protecting access to healtcare" presented to Student Section of AMA conf. Omaha, NE, 2007
  • Contributed to United Press International article "Analysis: Primary Care in Sickly State", 2007
  • "Dealing with Fibromyalgia" presented to Creighton Well Council, 2007
  • "The American Healthcare System: Would you buy this car?" presented to the Brownville Lyceum, Brownville, NE, 2007
  • "Ethics & Legal Topics in Medicine: Fam Med's Role in Course Development & Implementation" presented to STFM Predoctoral Conf. Memphis, TN, 2007
  • "Challenges in Geratric Pharmaceutical Therapy" presented to Fam Med Dept Grand Rounds, 2006
  • "Update in Lipid Management" presented to Fam Med Dept Grand Rounds, 2006
  • Presentation to Senator Chuck Hagel's Health Care Reform Commission, Lincoln, NE, 2006
  • "Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: Experience with a Preprinted Risk Assessment and Prophylaxis Order Form in a opulation of Family Medicine Inpatients", 2006
  • Moderator, "Annual Colorectal Update", 2006
  • "Hypertension Update", 2006
  • "The Case for Universal Care", 2005
  • "Challenges in Pain Management", 2005
  • "Diagnosis and Treatment of Fibromyalgia", 2005
  • Oeynote Speaker "Uninsurance in a Dysfunctional Healthcare System" Town Hall Meeting on the Uninsured, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • America's Uninsured Future" presentation to Town Hall Meeting on the Uninsured, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • "Myths Regarding Medical Malpractice" Creighton Chapter American Medical Association Student Section, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • Keynote Speaker"Promoting the General Welfare" conference. William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • "Medical Ethics-Autonomy, Confidentiality, & Quality of Life" presented to Creighton University Family Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • "The Plight of the Rural Uninsured" presentation to the NE Agricultural Leadership Council, Inc., Omaha NE, 2005
  • Moderartor, "The Management of Colorectal Diseases by Primary Care Physicians" Creighton Univ Division of Colorectal Surgery, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • "Insuring the Uninsured-What Will it Take?" presentation to the Faithful Citizenship Conference, Archdiocesan Social Minitry Commission, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • Morrow E., Cassale T., Schuller D., Frey D., Rich E. "A Multidisciplinary Intervention to Optimize the Recovery of Elderly Patients Hospitalized with Community Acquired Pneumonia" poster presentation, American Geriatrics Society, 2005
  • "Chronic Pain Management" presentation at Women's Health in the 21st Century, CUMC, Dept. of Psych and the CME Division, Omaha, NE, 2004
  • The Unseen Problem of the Uninsured" presentation to the Nebraska Apple Seed Conference, "Insuring the Good Life" Lincoln, NE, 2004
  • "The American Healthcare System: High Cost-Low Performance" presentation to Omaha Area Institutional Chaplains Assoc., Omaha, NE, 2004
  • Invited Speaker "Affordable and Universal Healthcare" regional meeting of The New Progressive Democrats, Lincoln, NE, 2004
  • "Primary Care Approach to the Patient with BPH" Medreviews Clinical Updage, Omaha, NE, 2004
  • Keynote Speaker "Nebraskans for Affordable Healthcare" rally, Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, NE, 2004
  • Invited Speaker "Covering the Uninsured" Omaha Together One Community meeting, 2004
  • Primary Care Approach to the Abused Patient, 2002
  • Anticoagulation in the 21st Century, 2002
  • Physicians' Perspective on Healthcare Reform, 2002
  • Management of Colon and Rectal Diseases for the Primary Care Physician, 2002
  • Sustained Release Bupropion in the Treatment of Nicotine Addiction Among Teenage Smokers, 2002
  • Cardiology Issues in the Geriatric Patient, 2002
  • The Single Payer Insurance System, 2001
  • Nursing Homes in the 21st Century, 2001
  • "Care of the Elderly Patient" presentation to the staff at Burgess Memorial Hospital, Onawa, Iowa., 2001
  • "Medical Management of BPH in the Primary Care Setting" Managing the BPH Challenge for the Next Decade, Flomax Primary Care Speakers' Program, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001
  • Course Director and Moderator, Omaha Primary Care Update., 2000
  • "Mission Based Management at One Year" Presentation to Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), Chicago, Illinois., 2000
  • Arthritis and Pain: What Recent Advances Mean" presentation at American Academy for Healthcare Education, St. Louis, MO., 2000
  • "Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure" Double Tree Hotel, Omaha, NE, 2000
  • The Implementation of Mission Based Management Budgeting and Its Implications for Departments of Family Medicine. The Fall Business Session of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine. Washington, DC, 1999
  • Achieving Universal Healthcare: The Battle of the Next Century. AMSA 1999 Region VII Conference, Omaha, NE., 1999
  • The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Rural America. The Nebraska LEAD Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, March 11, 1999, 1999
  • Staying Healthy at the College World Series. Interview by KPTM, Omaha, NE, 1999

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Health policy, comparative health systems, rural healthcare,  the role of Family Medicine departments in the educational mission of Academic Health Centers; physician workforce and its relationship to health outcomes

Awards and Honors

  • Included in ”Who's Who in the World,” 2009 edition, 2009
  • Included in ”Who's Who in Science & Technology,” 2009 edition, 2009
  • Included in ”Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare,” 2009 edition, 2009
  • Included in ”Who's Who in American Educaiton,” 2009 edition, 2009
  • Included in ”Who's Who in America,” 2009 edition, 2009
  • Included in ”Who's Who in the Midwest,” 2009 edition, 2009
  • Included in ”Best Doctors in America,” 2009 edition, 2009
  • Included in ”Who's Who in the World” 07-08 edition, 2008
  • Included in Who's Who in Science & Technology”, 2008
  • Included in ”Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare”, 2008
  • Included in ”Who's Who in American Education”, 2008
  • Included in ”Who's Who in America”, 2008
  • Included in ”Who's Who in the Midwest”, 2008
  • Included in ”Best Doctors in America”, 2008
  • Included in ”Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare”, 2007
  • Included in ”Who's Who in America”, 2007
  • Included in ”Who's Who in American Education”, 2007
  • Included in ”Who's Who in Science & Technology”, 2007
  • Included in ”Who's Who in the Midwest”, 2007
  • Included in ”Who's Who in the World”, 2007
  • Inclusion in ”Who's who in Science and Technology,” 2006 ed, 2006
  • Inclusion in ”Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare,” 2006 ed, 2006
  • Inclusion in ”Best Doctors in America,” 2006 ed, 2006
  • Appointed Chair, Governor's Rural Health Advisory Commission, 2004
  • ”who's Who in the Midwest” Selected for inclusion, 2004 ed., 2004
  • Named Among the ”Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors in America Survey. Published in Omaha Magazine., 2004