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James G. Willett, MD

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My specialty:
Palliative Care Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

After growing up in Michigan, I initially went East, where I graduated from Dartmouth College before moving to Philadelphia for medical school. While I absolutely loved my training, I discovered that I could not live without the balance of the great outdoors. After much plotting, I eventually escaped my urban lifestyle by moving to Colorado, where I was pleased to find so many like-minded people.

About my practice

As a palliative care provider, I feel privileged to care for patients and families faced with serious illness. My role, quite simply, is to improve their quality of life. I work with a team of health professionals to relieve the discomforts of illness – be they physical, psychological, social, or spiritual. While I specialize in pain and symptom management, I mostly enjoy helping patients better understand their illness and options in treatment, so that they can more easily choose the path of care that best aligns with their goals and values. I further have an interest and background in medical ethics. My philosophy of patient care is to approach every situation with compassion, humility, and an open mind.

How I thrive

Beyond spending time with friends and family, I thrive by being outside. Some of my interests are long-distance trail running, hiking, and skiing. I also like to decompress by watching sports (especially hockey), oil painting, and reading.

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Colorado Permanente Medical Group

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1375 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia , PA

Board certification

Internal Medicine

AM BD of Internal Medicine

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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Medical training

Internship/Residency

Internal Medicine

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Aurora , CO

Fellowship

Harvard Medical School
Boston , MA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2012

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023165
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04/02/2020