Andrea M. Wessell

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InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentFamily Medicine
AddressP.O. Box MSC 192
Suite 263
Charleston Center - 5 Charleston Center Drive, Cha
Phone843-876-1421
Fax843-876-1211
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    Quality improvement, Medication safety, Electronic medical records

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    1. Litvin CB, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Nemeth LS, Ornstein SM. Translating CKD Research into Primary Care Practice: a Group-Randomized Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 05; 35(5):1435-1443. PMID: 31823314.
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    2. Bragg S, Watson KH, Kern D, Wessell A, Chessman AW. Text Messaging as a Teaching Tool in a Family Medicine Clerkship Rotation. PRiMER. 2018; 2:24. PMID: 32818196.
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    3. Melvin CL, Jefferson MS, Rice LJ, Nemeth LS, Wessell AM, Nietert PJ, Hughes-Halbert C. A systematic review of lifestyle counseling for diverse patients in primary care. Prev Med. 2017 Jul; 100:67-75. PMID: 28344120.
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    4. Majka E, Graves T, Diaz VA, Player MS, Dickerson LM, Gavin JK, Wessell A. Comparison of Alcohol Use Disorder Screens During College Athlete Pre-Participation Evaluations. Fam Med. 2016 05; 48(5):366-70. PMID: 27159095.
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    5. Litvin CB, Ornstein SM, Wessell AM, Nemeth LS. "Meaningful" clinical quality measures for primary care physicians. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Oct 01; 21(10):e583-90. PMID: 26619060.
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    6. Ornstein SM, Nemeth LS, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Litvin CB. Learning from primary care meaningful use exemplars. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 May-Jun; 28(3):360-70. PMID: 25957369.
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    7. Diaz VA, Dickerson LM, Smith LL, Seawright K, Wessell A, Gavin JK, Chirina S, Knoll M, Player MS, McCutcheon A. Discrepancies in cardiovascular disease risk calculation affect aspirin use recommendations in patients with diabetes. South Med J. 2014 Jun; 107(6):368-73. PMID: 24945172.
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    8. Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG, Litvin CB, Wessell AM, Nietert PJ. Preventive services delivery in patients with chronic illnesses: parallel opportunities rather than competing obligations. Ann Fam Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 11(4):344-9. PMID: 23835820.
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    9. Ornstein SM, Miller PM, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG, Nemeth LS, Nietert PJ. Integration and sustainability of alcohol screening, brief intervention, and pharmacotherapy in primary care settings. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2013 Jul; 74(4):598-604. PMID: 23739024.
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    10. Nemeth LS, Miller PM, Nietert PJ, Ornstein SM, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG. Organizational attributes and screening and brief intervention in primary care. Addict Behav. 2013 Nov; 38(11):2639-42. PMID: 23899425.
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    11. Litvin CB, Ornstein SM, Wessell AM, Nemeth LS, Nietert PJ. Use of an electronic health record clinical decision support tool to improve antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections: the ABX-TRIP study. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jun; 28(6):810-6. PMID: 23117955.
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    12. Nemeth LS, Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Nietert PJ. Implementing and evaluating electronic standing orders in primary care practice: a PPRNet study. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 Sep-Oct; 25(5):594-604. PMID: 22956695.
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    13. Wessell AM, Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG, Nemeth LS, Litvin CB, Nietert PJ. Medication Safety in Primary Care Practice: results from a PPRNet quality improvement intervention. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb; 28(1):16-24. PMID: 22679129.
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    14. Litvin CB, Ornstein SM, Wessell AM, Nemeth LS, Nietert PJ. Adoption of a clinical decision support system to promote judicious use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections in primary care. Int J Med Inform. 2012 Aug; 81(8):521-6. PMID: 22483528.
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    15. Diaz VA, Hughes N, Dickerson LM, Wessell AM, Carek PJ. Clinician knowledge about use of intrauterine devices in adolescents in South Carolina AHEC. Fam Med. 2011 Jun; 43(6):407-11. PMID: 21656395.
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    16. Litvin CB, Nietert PJ, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG, Ornstein SM. Recognition and management of CKD in primary care. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011 Apr; 57(4):646-7. PMID: 21257244.
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    17. Nemeth LS, Wessell AM. Improving medication safety in primary care using electronic health records. J Patient Saf. 2010 Dec; 6(4):238-43. PMID: 21500611.
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    18. Wessell AM, Litvin C, Jenkins RG, Nietert PJ, Nemeth LS, Ornstein SM. Medication prescribing and monitoring errors in primary care: a report from the Practice Partner Research Network. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct; 19(5):e21. PMID: 20413615.
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    19. Diaz VA, Mainous AG, Carek PJ, Wessell AM, Everett CJ. The association of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency with diabetic nephropathy: implications for health disparities. J Am Board Fam Med. 2009 Sep-Oct; 22(5):521-7. PMID: 19734398.
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    20. Nietert PJ, Tilley BC, Zhao W, Edwards PF, Wessell AM, Mauldin PD, Polk PP. Two pharmacy interventions to improve refill persistence for chronic disease medications: a randomized, controlled trial. Med Care. 2009 Jan; 47(1):32-40. PMID: 19106728.
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    21. Ornstein S, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Nemeth LS, Rose HL. Improving the translation of research into primary care practice: results of a national quality improvement demonstration project. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008 Jul; 34(7):379-90. PMID: 18677869.
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    22. Rose HL, Miller PM, Nemeth LS, Jenkins RG, Nietert PJ, Wessell AM, Ornstein S. Alcohol screening and brief counseling in a primary care hypertensive population: a quality improvement intervention. Addiction. 2008 Aug; 103(8):1271-80. PMID: 18422825.
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    23. Wessell AM, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Nemeth LS, Ornstein SM. Inappropriate medication use in the elderly: results from a quality improvement project in 99 primary care practices. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2008 Mar; 6(1):21-7. PMID: 18396245.
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    24. Garris K, Wellein MG, Wessell A, Ragucci D, Blair MM. First-year residency candidates' experience in various areas of pharmacy practice. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008 Feb 15; 72(1):06. PMID: 18322569.
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    25. Wessell AM, Liszka HA, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Nemeth LS, Ornstein S. Achievable benchmarks of care for primary care quality indicators in a practice-based research network. Am J Med Qual. 2008 Jan-Feb; 23(1):39-46. PMID: 18187589.
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    26. Jennings DL, Ragucci KR, Chumney EC, Wessell AM. Impact of clinical pharmacist intervention on diabetes related quality-of-life in an ambulatory care clinic. Pharm Pract (Granada). 2007 Oct; 5(4):169-73. PMID: 25170354.
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    27. Nemeth LS, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG, Nietert PJ, Liszka HA, Ornstein SM. Strategies to accelerate translation of research into primary care within practices using electronic medical records. J Nurs Care Qual. 2007 Oct-Dec; 22(4):343-9. PMID: 17873732.
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    28. Feifer C, Nemeth L, Nietert PJ, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG, Roylance L, Ornstein SM. Different paths to high-quality care: three archetypes of top-performing practice sites. Ann Fam Med. 2007 May-Jun; 5(3):233-41. PMID: 17548851.
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    29. Nietert PJ, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG, Feifer C, Nemeth LS, Ornstein SM. Using a summary measure for multiple quality indicators in primary care: the Summary QUality InDex (SQUID). Implement Sci. 2007 Apr 02; 2:11. PMID: 17407560.
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    30. Ornstein S, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Nemeth LS, Feifer C, Corley ST. Improving diabetes care through a multicomponent quality improvement model in a practice-based research network. Am J Med Qual. 2007 Jan-Feb; 22(1):34-41. PMID: 17227876.
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    31. Miller PM, Stockdell R, Nemeth L, Feifer C, Jenkins RG, Nietert PJ, Wessell A, Liszka H, Ornstein S. Initial steps taken by nine primary care practices to implement alcohol screening guidelines with hypertensive patients: the AA-TRIP project. Subst Abus. 2006 Jun; 27(1-2):61-70. PMID: 17062546.
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    32. Feifer C, Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG, Wessell A, Corley ST, Nemeth LS, Roylance L, Nietert PJ, Liszka H. The logic behind a multimethod intervention to improve adherence to clinical practice guidelines in a nationwide network of primary care practices. Eval Health Prof. 2006 Mar; 29(1):65-88. PMID: 16510880.
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    33. Nietert PJ, Wessell AM, Feifer C, Ornstein SM. Effect of terminal digit preference on blood pressure measurement and treatment in primary care. Am J Hypertens. 2006 Feb; 19(2):147-52. PMID: 16448884.
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    34. Ragucci KR, Fermo JD, Wessell AM, Chumney EC. Effectiveness of pharmacist-administered diabetes mellitus education and management services. Pharmacotherapy. 2005 Dec; 25(12):1809-16. PMID: 16305300.
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    35. Linnebur SA, O'Connell MB, Wessell AM, McCord AD, Kennedy DH, DeMaagd G, Dent LA, Splinter MY, Biery JC, Chang F, Jackson RC, Miller SL, Sterling T. Pharmacy practice, research, education, and advocacy for older adults. Pharmacotherapy. 2005 Oct; 25(10):1396-430. PMID: 16185185.
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    36. Wessell AM, Weart CW. Eszopiclone (Lunesta) for treatment of transient and chronic insomnia. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Jun 15; 71(12):2359-60. PMID: 15999875.
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    37. Schwiesow SJ, Wessell AM, Steyer TE. Use of a modified dosing weight for heparin therapy in a morbidly obese patient. Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Apr; 39(4):753-6. PMID: 15741422.
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    38. Wessell AM, Ornstein SM, Nietert PJ, Wilson JP, Brooks A. Achieving blood pressure control in patients with diabetes: a case study in primary care. Top Health Inf Manage. 2003 Jan-Mar; 24(1):3-7. PMID: 12674389.
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    39. Brock TP, Wessell AM, Williams DM, Donohue JF. Accuracy of float testing for metered-dose inhaler canisters. J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash). 2002 Jul-Aug; 42(4):582-6. PMID: 12150356.
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