Dr. Stacie Schmidt completed medical school at Emory University School of Medicine in 2007, and went on to train in the Emory J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Upon completion of her residency in 2010, she joined the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics at Emory University, where she currently serves as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Primary Care Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Schmidt’s interests include improving care delivery among underserved patients in a way that empowers them to self-manage chronic disease. She believes that effective care delivery requires patient-centered care that promotes self-efficacy, as well as enhanced communication between providers from various disciplines regarding the plan of care.
Dr. Schmidt is currently working collaboratively with colleagues to establish a Patient-Centered Medical Home Curriculum for residents of the Emory J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Program. Components of the curriculum include establishing an interdisciplinary clinic between residents and team members from other health professions, as well as group visits whereby residents learn and teach patient self management skills.
In line with the PCMH objective of increasing access to care, she also facilitates group sessions for obese patients, whereby she uses motivational interviewing concepts and self management skills to help patients (1) establish goals for weight loss, (2) identify socio-environmental obstacles to achieving these goals, and (3) develop problem-solving skills to overcome these obstacles.