Faculty & Staff at TUC

Patricia L  Rehfield, D.O., MPH

Dr. Patricia L Rehfield

College: COM

Department: Primary Care

Title: Associate Professor and Vice Chair

Phone: (707) 638-5281

Fax: (707) 638-5255

E-Mail: patricia.rehfield@tu.edu

Office: Administration & Faculty 1, Rm. 123

Board certified by American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Board certified by American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine

Institution Degree Field of Study Obtained
The Johns Hopkins University B.A. Natural Sciences 1976
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine D.O. Family Medicine 1979
University of Michigan M.P.H. Public Health Policy and Administration 1994

Course Coordinator for the Osteopathic Doctoring Course for OMS 2 students
Ethics and Professionalism
Clinical Encounter Labs
Women's Health
Clinical Skills

2010-11Patient Prepare - Studied shared decision making model in a primary care setting for chronic disease management

Patricia  Rehfield &  Colin Kopes-Kerr  &  Michael Clearfield  The Evolution  or Revolution  of Statin  Therapy in Primary Prevention: Where  Do We Go From Here?Curr Atheroscler Rep (2013) 15:298 DOI 10.1007/s11883-012-0298-0

 Bramstedt KA, Moolla A, Rehfield P.  The use of standardized patients to teach medical students about living organ donation.  Progress in Transplantation 2012;22:86-90.

Peptide Linkage to Renin SubstrateHardy Chou. Ph.D., Patricia L. Rehfield. B.A., and Robert Gregerman, M.D. 
National Institute of Aging 
Biochemica et Biophysica. 

Indications for Radionuclide Brain Scanning 
E. James Potchen, M.D., William R. Schonbein, S.M., Bruce Johnston, B.S., 
Richard M. Auld,B.A.,Gregory S. Pudhorodsky, R.S., and Patricia L. Rehfield, B.A. 
Department of Radiology. Michigan State University 
Report given at the First Annual Michigan Family Practice Day in East Lansing, Michigan, 1977. 

The Impact of AIDS on a Local Health Department 
Patricia L. Rehfield.D.O.:Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: 
Volume 89. No.1O: pg. 1303-1308. 

Member, American Osteopathic Association
Member, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

FAA Aviation Medical Examiner
NBOME Item Writer- COMLEX Part 2 and Family Medicine COMAT exams
Distinguished Practitioner National Academies of Practice in Osteopathic Medicine


Employer Title From - To
Michigan State University Assistant Professor and Staff Physician 2006-2009
ContinuHealth Physician 2004-2006
Spectrum Health Urgent Care Physician 1998-2004
U.S. Department of State Office of Medical Services Environmental Health and Rover Medical Officer 1997-1998
Self FAA Aviation Medical Examiner 2003- current
Self Private Practice 1982-1997
Ottawa County, MI Health Department Medical Director 1986-1992
U.S. Global Health International Practice Physician 1994
Last Updated: 5/5/17