Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Patricia Adam

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-333-0770

Office Address:
Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic
2020 East 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Director, University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency

MD, University of Virginia

University of Missouri-Columbia Family Medicine Residency

Fellowship in academic medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia

MSPH, University of Missouri-Columbia


Patricia Adam, MD, MSPH, directs the University of Minnesota Medical Center Family Medicine Residency. She is also one of the family medicine team members on the Minnesota Primary Care Transformation Collaborative. She has participated in research studying team-based care, intrathecal narcotics for obstetric pain management, and saline nasal spray for colds and sinusitis. Her current passion is ambulatory medicine. She created a longitudinal three-month rotation that includes a month devoted to teaching residents components of chronic disease management.


Colposcopy, chronic disease, ambulatory care, evidence-based medicine



Adam P, Ajibade O. Is dermoscopy helpful in differentiating alopecia areata from other forms of alopecia? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(7):E2-E2.

Ali N, Adam P. Do low sodium diets reduce the morbidity and mortality in patients with congestive heart failure? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016;19(4):E1-2.

Hinrich A, Adam P. Can breathing exercises lower blood pressure? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(6):E1.

Singh S, Adam P. What can be done to slow down progression of Alzheimers Disease in the elderly? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(4):9-10.

Thompson Bumm H, Mustapha T, Borman-Shoap E, Adam P, Dierich M, Hager K. Essentials of Ambulatory Care: A Postgraduate-Level, Interdisciplinary, Interprofessional Curriculum at the University of Minnesota. Minnesota Medicine. 2015;98(4):36-8.

Brandenburg D, Pereira C, Adam P. Is it okay to use the nicotine patch during pregnancy? Evidence-Based Practice. 2015;18(2):E1.

Valencia MPR, Adam P. Which constipation management approaches are most effective for infants younger than 2 years? Evidence-Based Practice. Sep 2014;12-13.



Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

Team care of patients; helping patients manage chronic illnesses; educating family medicine doctors