Victor Montori, who explores new methods of treating chronic illness, is generating a lot of discussion with one idea: that one of the best strategies, especially for patients with more than one chronic condition, is for their care providers to back off a little. Give them some breathing room. As an endocrinologist, Dr. Montori specializes in diabetes, one of the most prevalent and costly of chronic diseases. But as director of the Health Care Delivery Research Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., he focuses on innovative ways to improve care for all chronic illness, which taken together represents the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S.
Wall Street Journal by Laura Landro