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Neil Skolnik

Neil Skolnik, MD, is an academic family physician who sees patients and teaches residents and medical students in the family medicine residency program at Abington Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania. 

He is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Abington Jefferson Health. 

Dr. Skolnik graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and did his residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He has has written and edited 5 books:  On the Ledge: A Doctor’s Stories From the Inner City; Essential Practice Guidelines for Primary Care; Essential Infectious Disease Topics for Primary Care; Sexually Transmitted Diseases for Primary Care; and Electronic Medical Records: A Practical Guide for Primary Care

He was the series editor for fifteen years overseeing the development of over twenty-five titles in the Humana Press Current Clinical Practice in Primary Care series of medical textbooks and has published more than 300 articles, columns, poems, and essays in both the medical and lay literature on a diverse range of subjects including laboratory diagnosis, disease management, guideline-based medical care, handheld technology in medicine, electronic health records, and medical humanities. He serves on the Expert Panel Report 4 (EPR-4) Working Group, National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee, National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI), and is on the Primary Care Advisory Committee for the American Diabetes Association. 

Dr. Skolnik lectures nationally on a range of topics, with a special interest in diabetes, asthma, COPD, exercise in medicine, and coronary disease risk factor management. He produces “Diabetes Core Update,” the American Diabetes Association’s monthly podcast reviewing the most important new articles to come out in core journals for practicing clinicians, and is the host of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Guideline Podcast series.


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Neil Skolnik

29-04-2020 | Type 2 diabetes | Podcast | Article

Is oral semaglutide a game changer or nice-to-have for type 2 diabetes?

US primary care physician Neil Skolnik discusses the role of oral semaglutide in the care of people with type 2 diabetes and outlines key considerations for its use (12:26).