Dr. Paul Hartlaub

Preventive Medicine
Milwaukee, WI
33 years experience

Locations

Office

WI

Office

Brown Deer, WI

About

Bio

In medical school, we learned to "first, do no harm." Much of what we do in medicine is not proven, and may even be harmful. This has led to the development of what we call "evidence-based medicine," which I define as follows: If it works, we should do it. If it doesn't work, we shouldn't do it. If we don't know if it works, we should be careful. I have devoted my career to practicing and teaching evidence-based medicine. I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison and then the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. After finishing a family practice residency in Milwaukee, I learned that we in the health care knew little about what really works to keep people healthy and prevent disease, so I specialized in Preventive Medicine at the University of Colorado. I now have a full time family practice, focus on keeping populations healthy, and teach at a variety of levels and in a variety of programs. The project that I am most excited about currently is the development of an iPhone app that lists all of the proven health and prevention recommendations for adults. Now they can know what really works to keep them healthy and why. The app is called My Health Checklist.

Specialties
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Preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
There are several: It is not proven that routine screening for dementia is beneficial. However, if concerned, some tests are good for picking up possible dementia (need ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Many: It depends on your age and gender. At age 40 women should get pap tests for cervical cancer and consider mammograms for breast cancer. There are no pr ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Personal preference: While most people get a colonoscopy, there are several tests that work well to find or prevent colon cancer. These include testing the stool for hidde ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hartlaub is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hartlaub is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you so much! Actually my father is a heart patient and I wanted to know the amount of calories he should consume on a daily basis. He walks everyday in the morning, but I feel like he needs port...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1987MD
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