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Paul Bergl, M.D.

Paul has spent all his life in the Upper Midwest. After being raised in the suburbs of Chicago, he ventured north to Wisconsin to attend Marquette University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. He subsequently earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He completed his training in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago where he now serves as a chief resident. Paul has an interest in medical education and particularly enjoys teaching bedside communication and examination skills. After his chief year, he intends to pursue a career as a clinician-educator in general Internal Medicine. For leisure, Paul spends his time with his wife and beloved daughter. In his free time, he enjoys writing music, bicycling, and reading newspapers and magazines.

All posts by Paul Bergl, M.D.


August 28th, 2013

Vaccination Against Pertussis – Is It Worth the Trouble?

 “Four out of four!” exclaimed a proud PGY1 as she handed me the billing sheet for her last patient in continuity clinic. “Four out of four?” asked I. “Yes, I gave all of my patients their updated Tdap today,” she boasted. As her preceptor, I commended her for her commitment to routine health maintenance — you know, the supposedly […]

August 19th, 2013

Managing Hypertension – Not as Easy as It Once Seemed

Hypertension… As a medical student, I never really understood the fuss over it. Practicioners had an excellent and concise guide in the JNC-7 to handle all of the major aspects of this disease. The JNC-7 guidelines were algorithmic, and a helpful table of compelling indications for antihypertensive agents couldn’t make life any easier. I soon realized […]

August 13th, 2013

Broad Is Best? The Culture and Etiquette of Antibiotic Selection in the Training Environment

Friends and colleagues, welcome to the new academic year! I am delighted to be a chief resident blogger for NEJM Journal Watch for the coming year. Without further ado, let’s discuss residents’ use of antibiotics. Antibiotic selection can either be one of the most anguishing or most mindless decisions that an internal medicine resident makes. For […]

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