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Hal Huntley Atkinson, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Hal Huntley Atkinson, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Geriatrics, Dementia, Geriatric Medicine and Assessment

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Returning Patient Appointments: 336-713-8250
Department: 336-713-8584

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Wofford College, 1994
  • M.D., Medical Univ Of South Carolina, 1998
  • M.S., Wake Forest University, 2008
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, WFUSM Affiliated Hsps, 1999
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, WFUSM Affiliated Hsps, 2001
  • Fellowship, Internal Medicine, WFU School of Medicine, 2002

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Memberships

  • Am Coll Of Physicians
  • Am Geriatrics Society
  • Gerontological Society Of Amer

NPI Number

  • 1053397539
Hal Huntley Atkinson, M.D.

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Hal Huntley Atkinson, M.D.

Associate Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Research Interests

Models, Educational; Gait; Cognition; Geriatric Assessment; Aging
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Academic: 336-713-8564 | Department: 336-713-8584

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Recent Publications

Intern boot camp: feasibility and impact of a one-hour session to ensure graduating medical student competency in falls risk assessment. Omlor RL, Watkins FS, Lawlor JS, Lovato JF, Fino NF, Atkinson HH.. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2016;():.

Social media in professional medicine: new resident perceptions and practices. Lefebvre C, Mesner J, Stopyra J, O'Neill J, Husain I, Geer C, Gerancher K, Atkinson H, Harper E, Huang W, Cline DM.. J Med Internet Res. 2016;18(6):e119.

Preclinical medical student observations associated with later professionalism concerns. Burns CA, Lambros MA, Atkinson HH, Russell G, Fitch MT.. Med Teach. 2016;():.

Pilot of a teleGeriatrics interprofessional curriculum in long-term care [abstract]. Corbett T, Callahan K, Russell G, Atkinson H, Williamson J.. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015;49(2):417-418.

Barriers to holding end of life discussions among internal medicine residents [abstract]. Rau ME, Gesell SB, Atkinson H, Callahan K.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(Suppl 1):S115.

Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations predict incident depression in well-functioning older adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Williams JA, Sink KM, Tooze JA, Atkinson HH, Cauley JA, Yaffe K, Tylavsky FA, Rubin SM, Simonsick EM, Kritchevsky SB, Houston DK.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015;70(6):757-763.

Cognitive factors associated with adherence to oral antiestrogen therapy: results from the cognition in the study of tamoxifen and raloxifene (Co-STAR) study. Klepin HD, Geiger AM, Bandos H, Costantino JP, Rapp SR, Sink KM, Lawrence JA, Atkinson HH, Espeland MA.. Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa). 2014;7(1):161-168.

Age distribution and core geriatric conditions in Internal Medicine resident continuity clinics [abstract]. Callahan K, Wilson L, Pavon J, Atkinson H, Busby-Whitehead J, Heflin M, Iverson P, Lovato J, Marsden J, Moran W, Roberts E, Williamson J.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S206.

Pilot of a telegeriatrics interprofessional curriculum in long-term care [abstract]. Corbett TM, Callahan KE, Phillips KC, Russell GB, Williamson JD, Atkinson HH.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S52.

A collaborative national model to assess competencies for medical students, residents, and other healthcare practitioners in gait and falls risk evaluation. Atkinson HH, Tan ZS, Brennan M, Granville L.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(6):1155-1160.

Utilizing a Meals on Wheels program to teach falls risk assessment to medical students. Demons JL, Chenna S, Callahan KE, Davis BR, Kearsley L, Sink KM, Watkins FS, Williamson JD, Atkinson HH.. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2014;35(4):409-420.

Physicians' inability to estimate medical costs: a multisite survey [abstract]. Miller DP, Johnson D, Kohan L, Manogue M, Case LD, Atkinson H.. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(Suppl 1):S176.

Intensive blood pressure control, falls, and fractures in patients with type 2 diabetes: the ACCORD trial. Margolis KL, Palermo L, Vittinghoff E, Evans GW, Atkinson HH, Hamilton BP, Josse RG, O'Connor PJ, Simmons DL, Tiktin M, Schwartz AV.. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(12):1599-1606.

Intern boot camp: teaching and assessing falls risk assessment as an essential competency for graduating medical students [abstract]. Omlor RL, Watkins FS, Lawlor J, Lovato JF, Atkinson HH.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61(Suppl 1):S208.

Teaching medical student geriatrics competencies in 1 week: an efficient model to teach and document selected competencies using clinical and community resources. Atkinson HH, Lambros A, Davis BR, Lawlor JS, Lovato J, Sink KM, Demons JL, Lyles MF, Watkins FS, Callahan KE, Williamson JD.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61(7):1182-1187.

A three-year competency-based geriatrics curriculum for internal medicine residents [abstract]. Callahan K, Feiereisel KB, Williamson J, Watkins FS, Atkinson HH.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012;60(4 Suppl):S207-S208.

Teaching fall risk assessment to medical students using Meals on Wheels [abstract]. Chenna S, Sink KM, Callahan K, Demons J, Atkinson H.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012;60(Suppl 4):S40-S41.

Intensive glycemic control is not associated with fractures or falls in the ACCORD randomized trial. Schwartz AV, Margolis KL, Sellmeyer DE, Vittinghoff E, Ambrosius WT, Bonds DE, Josse RG, Schnall AM, Simmons DL, Hue TF, Palermo L, Hamilton BP, Green JB, Atkinson HH, O'Connor PJ, Force RW, Bauer DC.. Diabetes Care. 2012;35(7):1525-1531.

Preventing falls: an educational workshop taught by geriatric fellows [abstract]. Culberson J, Ahmed S, Agarwal K, Tan Z, Granville L, Atkinson H.. Gerontologist. 2012;52(Suppl 1):210.

Arterial stiffness and gait speed in older adults with and without peripheral arterial disease. Watson NL, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Youk AO, Boudreau RM, Mackey RH, Simonsick EM, Rosano C, Hardy SE, Windham BG, Atkinson HH, et al.. Am J Hypertens. 2011;24(1):90-95.

Vitamin D status and depression in community-dwelling older adults [abstract]. Williams J, Houston D, Davis C, Cauley J, Rubin S, Tylavsky F, Ayonayon H, Atkinson H, Kritchevsky S, Sink K, et al.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(Suppl 1):S105.

Older adults receiving community-based services demonstrate high hospital utilization rates [abstract]. Callahan K, Gottlieb R, Applegate W, Atkinson H, Watkins F, Williamson J.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(Suppl 1):S187-S188.

Impact of a geriatrics-based faculty development program for subspecialists in internal medicine [abstract]. Watkins FS, Williamson JD, High KP, Podrazik PM, Atkinson HH.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59(Suppl 1):S82.

Arterial stiffness and cognitive decline in well-functioning older adults. Watson NL, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Rosano C, Boudreau RM, Hardy SE, Simonsick EM, Najjar SS, Launer LJ, Yaffe K, Atkinson HH, Satterfield S, Newman AB.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011;66(12):1336-1342.

The relationship between cognitive function and physical performance in older women: results from the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study. Atkinson HH, Rapp SR, Williamson JD, Lovato J, Absher JR, Gass M, Henderson VW, Johnson KC, Sink KM, Espeland MA, et al.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2010;65(3):300-306.

Comparison of trainee, peer, and self ratings of geriatrics teaching: a videotaped observed teaching exercise [abstract]. Atkinson HH, Watkins FS, High KP, Lawlor JS, Lambros A, Williamson JD.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010;58(Suppl 1):39-40.

Association of institutional financial support of a core teaching faculty with educational productivity [research letter]. Fitch MT, Atkinson HH, Burns CA, Lambros MA.. JAMA. 2010;304(11):1169-1170.

Executive function, memory, and gait speed decline in well-functioning older adults. Watson NL, Rosano C, Boudreau RM, Simonsick EM, Ferrucci L, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Hardy SE, Atkinson HH, Yaffe K, Satterfield S, et al.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2010;65(10):1093-1100.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition and novel cardiovascular risk biomarkers: results from the Trial of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibition and Novel Cardiovascular Risk Factors (TRAIN) study. Cesari M, Kritchevsky SB, Atkinson HH, Penninx BW, Di Bari M, Tracy RP, Pahor M.. Am Heart J. 2009;157(2):334.e1-8.

A web-based interactive curriculum to teach physicians rational prescribing principles for older adults [abstract]. Atkinson HH, Sink KM, Miller DP, Anderson R, Bowton D, Lawlor J, Furberg CD.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57(Suppl 1):S178-S179.

Geriatrician's treatment dilemma: known risk versus questionable benefit [abstract]. Crowder S, Atkinson H, Watkins F.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57(Suppl 1):S120.

Moderate alcohol intake is associated with lower dementia incidence: results from the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study (GEMS) [abstract]. Mangieri DA, Williamson J, Lovato J, Fitzpatrick A, Atkinson H, Saxton J, Rapp S, Carlson M, DeKosky S, Sink K, et al.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57(Suppl 1):S69-S70.

Smartprescribe: a web-based curriculum to teach rational prescribing [abstract]. Miller DP, Anderson RT, Atkinson HH, Bowton DL, Sink KM, Lawlor JS, Furberg CD.. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24(Suppl 1):265-266.

Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and cognitive decline in older adults with hypertension: results from the Cardiovascular Health Study. Sink KM, Leng X, Williamson J, Kritchevsky SB, Yaffe K, Kuller L, Yasar S, Atkinson H, Robbins M, Goff DC Jr, et al.. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(13):1195-1202.

Greater cumulative function in brain, peripheral nerves and muscles is associated with faster gait: the Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study [abstract]. Strotmeyer ES, Newman AB, Harris T, Satterfield S, Atkinson H, Yaffe K, Rosano C.. Gerontologist. 2009;49(Suppl 2):47.

Slippery slopes [reply to letter]. Atkinson HH.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2008;63(1):107-108.

Charles Bonnet syndrome and mild cognitive impairment: a treatment dilemma [abstract]. Arkfeld N, Peacock J, Atkinson HH.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008;56(4 Suppl):S67.

Grip strength predicts dementia in 75 to 80 year-old women: the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study (WHIMS) [abstract]. Atkinson HH, Williamson JD, Rapp SR, Lovato J, Sink KM, Absher JR, Gass M, Henderson V, Johnson KC, Espeland MA, et al.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008;56(4 Suppl):S107.

Anticholinergic burden is associated with worse physical function: the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study (GEMS) [abstract]. Sink KM, Lovato J, Williamson J, Atkinson H, Carlson MC, Lopez O, Nahin R, DeKosky ST, Goff D.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008;56(4 Suppl):S11.

Cystatin C as a marker of cognitive function in elders: findings from the Health ABC study. Yaffe K, Lindquist K, Shlipak MG, Simonsick E, Fried L, Rosano C, Satterfield S, Atkinson H, Windham BG, Kurella-Tamura M.. Ann Neurol. 2008;63(6):798-802.

Centrally active ACE inhibitors may slow cognitive decline: the Cardiovascular Health Study [abstract]. Sink KM, Leng X, Williamson J, Kritchevsky S, Yaffe K, Psaty B, Kuller L, Yasar S, Atkinson H, Robbins M, Goff D.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007;55(4 Suppl 1):S14.

Cognitive function, gait speed decline, and comorbidities: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Atkinson HH, Rosano C, Simonsick EM, Williamson JD, Davis C, Ambrosius WT, Rapp SR, Cesari M, Newman AB, Kritchevsky SB, et al.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62(8):844-850.

Health-related quality of life and cost-effectiveness components of the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial: rationale and design. Sullivan MD, Anderson RT, Aron D, Atkinson HH, Bastien A, Chen J, Feeney P, Gafni A, Hwang W, Katz LA, et al.. Am J Cardiol. 2007;99(12A Suppl):90i-102i.

Associations of gait speed and other measures of physical function with cognition in a healthy cohort of elderly persons. Fitzpatrick AL, Buchanan CK, Nahin RL, DeKosky ST, Atkinson HH, Carlson MC, Williamson JD.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2007;62(11):1244-1251.

Physical exercise and comorbidity. Results from the Fitness and Arthritis in Seniors Trial (FAST). Mangani I, Cesari M, Kritchevsky SB, Maraldi C, Carter CS, Atkinson HH, Penninx BWHJ, Marchionni N, Pahor M.. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2006;18(5):374-380.

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Associate Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Clinical Interests

Geriatrics, Dementia, Geriatric Medicine and Assessment
Hal Huntley Atkinson, M.D.

Hal Huntley Atkinson, M.D.

Associate Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

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