Dr. Steve practiced rheumatology for 40 years and now works at KenSci, a healthcare data platform and ML/AI analytic company, where he brings the patient and provider perspective to data scientists and engineers. During his last decade of practice, he directed MSK Planning for University of WA Northwest Hospital and founded The Seattle Arthritis Clinic, which grew to 10 rheumatology practices, several dieticians and illness counselors. During the last healthcare revolution of the 1990’s, he was medical director for Network Health HMO Plan and then founded CAPPS, Inc., a MSK Consultation program, that helped the plan reduce unnecessary MRIs and orthopedic surgeries. He has started multiple integrated pain & arthritis care programs, most recently for SEARHC, the SE Alaskan Regional Health Consortium. He regularly teaches UW PT PhD students rheumatology early diagnosis and chronic pain management using his Patient Perspective Pain Paradigm, which includes 5 components of pain, 4 phases of healing and the “4 YOU” self-care pathways. One of his most gratifying experiences was accepting an invitation to co-write with a patient, Joy Selak, two editions of You Don’t LOOK Sick: Learning to Live Well with Chronic Invisible Illness, a book about her journey with chronic illness. He loves having his 3 son’s, spouses and 4 grandchildren in the Seattle area and enjoys active mediation cycling, walking their English black lab and working their property in the Methow Valley.
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