Leslie Woltenberg, PhD, MS Ed
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Dr. Leslie Woltenberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Kentucky. She oversees departmental assessment and teaches research courses including oversight for student research projects. As a Faculty Fellow of the UK Center for Interprofessional Health, she serves as an advocate for collaborative research, practice, and education. Dr. Woltenberg is involved nationally in assessment of health professions programs and interprofessional research. She received a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education and a PhD in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, both from the University of Kentucky.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

BACKGROUND: As many as 30% of emergency department (ED) visits in the United States are for problems that are not considered urgent,1 meaning they could have been treated in another setting. Patients with chronic conditions often seek care from ED services for non-emergent problems. $4.4 billion in annual costs could be saved if patients sought treatment for their non-urgent problem in the proper setting. Interprofessional clinics (IPCs) are well-suited to address these challenges. Despite robust literature on specialty IPCs, a gap in the literature merits exploration for primary care IPCs.…