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Byron D. Bair

Byron D. Bair, MD

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Clinical Locations

University of Utah Hospital

Psychiatry
801-581-7951
  • Dr. Bair has been working in the field of geriatrics and psychiatry since 1991 when he began working at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. He has a strong interest in rural health, and, in 2008, was selected to direct one of three new VA Rural Health Resource Centers to better understand rural health issues for veterans and develop special practices and products to provide better care to veterans living in rural areas. Dr. Bair is the Director of the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center – Western Region housed at the VAMC in Salt Lake City. Dr. Bair also has many research interests, with a focus on developing novel care delivery models for older adults that improve patient focused care, quality of care outcomes, and have a positive impact on resource utilization and costs. Received ACLS certification in 2012 from http://www.aclscertification.com

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Geriatric Medicine)
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Geriatric)
  • Dr. Bair has been working in the field of geriatrics and psychiatry since 1991 when he began working at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center. He has a strong interest in rural health, and, in 2008, was selected to direct one of three new VA Rural Health Resource Centers to better understand rural health issues for veterans and develop special practices and products to provide better care to veterans living in rural areas. Dr. Bair is the Director of the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center – Western Region housed at the VAMC in Salt Lake City. Dr. Bair also has many research interests, with a focus on developing novel care delivery models for older adults that improve patient focused care, quality of care outcomes, and have a positive impact on resource utilization and costs. Received ACLS certification in 2012 from http://www.aclscertification.com

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Internal Medicine -Primary
    Psychiatry -Primary
    Academic Divisions Adult Psychiatry
    Geriatrics
    Board Certification
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Geriatric Medicine)
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Geriatric)

    Education history

    Chief Resident Internal Medicine - West Virginia University Chief Resident
    Psychiatry - West Virginia University Chief Resident
    Residency Psychiatry and Internal Medicine - West Virginia University Hospital Resident
    Business Administration - University of Utah M.B.A.
    Professional Medical Medicine - University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine M.D.
    Psychology - Utah State University M.S.
    Undergraduate Biology and Chemistry - Utah State University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Brooks E, Manson SM, Bair B, Dailey N, Shore JH (2012). The diffusion of telehealth in rural American Indian communities: a retrospective survey of key stakeholders. Telemed J E Health, 18(1), 60-6.
    2. West AN, Lee RE, Shambaugh-Miller MD, Bair BD, Mueller KJ, Lilly RS, Kaboli PJ, Hawthorne K (2010). Defining "rural" for veterans' health care planning. J Rural Health, 26(4), 301-9.
    3. Juretic M, Hill R, Luptak M, Rupper R, Bair B, Floyd J, Westfield B, Dailey NK (2010). Reaching out to older veterans in need: the Elko clinic demonstration project. J Rural Health, 26(4), 325-32.
    4. Luptak M, Dailey N, Juretic M, Rupper R, Hill RD, Hicken BL, Bair BD (2010). The Care Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT) rural demonstration project: a symptom-based approach for serving older veterans in remote geographical settings. Rural Remote Health, 10(2), 1375.

    Review

    1. Hill RD, Luptak MK, Rupper RW, Bair B, Peterson C, Dailey N, Hicken BL (2010). Review of Veterans Health Administration telemedicine interventions. [Review]. Am J Manag Care, 16(12 Suppl HIT), e302-10.

    Report

    1. J Shore, E Brooks, H Anderson, B Bair, N Dailey, L Jeanne Kaufmann, S Manson (2012). Characteristics of Telemental Health Service Use by American Indian Veterans. Aurora & Salt Lake City: National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities & Veterans Rural Health Resource Center - Western Region.
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