300 E. Hampden Ave.,
Stephen Hindes, MD, MPH
Dr. Hindes is a Board-Certified Family Physician with active privileges at Porter Hospital and at Avista Hospital; he admits patients to many other area hospitals, through other excellent physicians, according to patient wishes. Privileges at Swedish Hospital are pending.
He served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, Lutheran Hospital, in Wheat Ridge, Colorado in 1999-2000.
Dr. Hindes was Chief Resident (a shared position) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Family Medicine, when he finished his three-year residency in 1995.
In 1994 he appeared on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour to discuss the Clinton health care reform plan.
Dr. Hindes graduated in 1992 with his “M.D.” from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The “MPH” after his name represents the Master's degree in Public Health which he earned at the same time he was in medical school, also from UNC-Chapel Hill. His main emphases in the School of Public health were on maternal and child health and also on health care policy. Dr. Hindes is proud of his alma mater, for consistently being in the top 20 medical schools in the country, and for being in the top 2 among schools of Public Health. Dr. Hindes also attended UNC-Chapel Hill for his undergraduate degree - Bachelor of Science in Biology, with Highest Honors.
Dr. Hindes taught at the University of Denver 1998-2011, in the department of Public Policy, in both the undergraduate and the graduate programs. He taught two main topics:
The American Health Care System. Students compare the U.S. to other nations in terms of health care cost, quality , access, and convenience. The history of the U.S. system, its strengths and weaknesses, are reviewed. Current issues in health care, such as costs of pharmaceuticals, the uninsured, the complexity of insurance rules, Medicare reform, and other hot topics are analyzed.
The Skills of Critical Analysis. Dr. Hindes' background is in “evidence-based medicine”, which follows specific principles of evaluating the relative strength of data and the conclusions drawn from it. He has translated these principles into “evidence-based public policy”, or what he likes to call “the top eighty ways that people will try to bamboozle you” on complex issues. He has written a book, Think For Yourself - Cutting Through the Babble, the Bias, and the Hype which was produced by Fulcrum Publishers in the spring of 2006, please ask the front desk for more details.
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