Pamela Pentin, MD, JD
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Chief of Service, UWMC Family Medicine

Phone: (206) 520-2400
e-mail: pentip@uw.edu


Biographical Profile

Dr. Pentin received her MD degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Vermont, where she served as Chief Resident. She is a graduate of the faculty development fellowship of the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network. She is board-certified and has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Pentin is Chief of Service for Family Medicine at the UW Medical Center. She is site director for the 3rd year UW medical student clerkship and a core faculty member in the UW Family Medicine Residency. She practices full-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics. She is also a nationally-recognized expert in the field of chronic pain management and the treatment of addictions. She serves as the primary care pain and addictions expert with the UW Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine's weekly Telepain consultative service for providers throughout the Pacific Northwest.

When not at her desk in Seattle, Dr. Pentin is in her 25th year of combined active duty and reserve service as a U.S. Navy medical officer (she attended medical school on a Navy scholarship). She also chairs the Washington Academy of Family Physicians' Annual Scientific Assembly.



Teaching Interests & Roles

Chronic Pain Management
Women's Health
Addiction Medicine
Physician Practice Management


Current Projects

Conversion Disorders (Textbook chapter), for Paulman, P, Taylor, R (eds.), Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, 7th edition.


Scholarly Work

MANUSCRIPTS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
Pentin, PL, Should breast reconstruction be done at the time of mastectomy or should it be delayed?, Evidence-Based Practice. 2014;17(3):12.
Pentin, PL, Drug Seeking or Pain Crisis? Responsible Prescribing of Opioids in the Emergency
Department, Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:410-415.
Pentin, PL, Nashelsky, J, Indications for Bariatric Surgery, J Fam Pract 2005 Jul;54(7):633-4.


BOOK CHAPTERS
Pentin, PL, Epigastric Distress, in Paulman, P, et al, eds. Taylor’s 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual, 2nd ed., Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2007.


ABSTRACTS NATIONAL MEETINGS
Pentin, PL, Evans, DV. Avoiding the Shark-Bait Phenomenon: An Experiential Curriculum Educating Residents on the Pharmaceutical Promotions Industry. Annual Meeting, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2013


INVITED LECTURES
"Women’s Health Update 2014,” University of Washington 42nd Annual Advances in Family Practice and Primary Care, 2014.
“The Office-Based Management of Opiate Addiction with Suboxone,” 31st Annual Primary Care Update of the Inland Northwest Chapter of Washington Academy of Family Physicians, 2014.
“Chronic Pain Management,” 31st Annual Primary Care Update of the Inland Northwest Chapter of Washington Academy of Family Physicians, 2014.
“In-Room Precepting: Challenges and Opportunities in Efficient Direct Observation,” Pauwels, J, Pentin, PL, Annual Meeting, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2013
“Chronic Pain Management,” Scientific Assembly, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2013.
“The Care of Cancer Survivors,” Scientific Assembly, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2013.
“The Care of Cancer Survivors,” Grand Rounds, University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, 2013.
“Women’s Health Update 2013,” University of Washington 41st Annual Advances in Family Practice and Primary Care, 2013.
“To See or Not to See, That is the Question: How to Manage Drug Reps Instead of Them Managing You,” with Evans, DV, University of Washington 41st Annual Advances in Family Practice and Primary Care, 2013.
“Talking to Patients about Gun Safety,” with Lundblad, P, University of Washington 41st Annual Advances in Family Practice and Primary Care, 2013.
“Women’s Health Update 2012,” University of Washington 40th Annual Advances in Family Practice and Primary Care, 2012
“A Coding Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents,” Annual Meeting, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2006

OTHER ABSTRACTS
Pentin, PL, Evans, DV. Avoiding the Shark-Bait Phenomenon: An Experiential Curriculum Educating Residents on the Pharmaceutical Promotions Industry, presented at University of Washington Family Medicine Department Fair, April 2013.
Pauwels, J, Pentin, P, Capone, J. In-Room Precepting: Barriers to Direct Observation of Residents, presented at University of Washington Family Medicine Department Fair, April 2013.

Education & Training

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University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network Faculty Development Fellowship 2005
University of Vermont Department of Family Medicine Residency 1999
Jefferson Medical College MD 1996

Published Articles

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Drug seeking or pain crisis? Responsible prescribing of opioids in the emergency department. Pentin PL Virtual Mentor 2013