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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

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - Geriatric Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 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
Sticht Center on Aging

Research Interests

aging, education outreach, education/training (all f, t,

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Academic: 336-713-8564 | Department: 336-713-8584

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Recent Publications

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

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. Age distribution and core geriatric conditions in Internal Medicine resident continuity clinics [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014;62(Suppl 1):S206.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Intensive glycemic control is not associated with fractures or falls in the ACCORD randomized trial. Diabetes Care. 2012;35(7):1525-1531.

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

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

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

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

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

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. Arterial stiffness and cognitive decline in well-functioning older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2011;66(12):1336-1342.

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mangani I, Cesari M, Kritchevsky SB, Maraldi C, Carter CS, Atkinson HH, Penninx BWHJ, Marchionni N, Pahor M. Physical exercise and comorbidity. Results from the Fitness and Arthritis in Seniors Trial (FAST). 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
Sticht Center on Aging

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