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John E Agens Jr., M.D.

Clerkship Director Geriatics - Tallahassee

Job Description

Work with the Education Director to direct the Geriatrics Clerkship for the Tallahassee Regional Campus; collaborate to develop and deliver the geriatric components of Doctoring 3, and to participate as faculty in Doctoring 1 and 2.


Prior to coming to Florida State University College of Medicine Dr. Agens spent over five years as director of the Center for Chronic Care at Capital Health Plan in Tallahasee, which delivered intensive primary care to its sickest patients. During that time he served as community faculty for multiple clinical rotations at Florida State University College of Medicine. Prior to that he served for 10 years as a geriatrician at Midelfort Clinic-Mayo Health System in Eau Claire, Wisc. Prior to moving to Wisconsin, Dr. Agens started and operated a solo internal medicine practice in his hometown of Blackwood, N.J. Dr. Agens has taught and mentored medical students and residents as clinical preceptor throughout his career.


B.A., 1982, Psychology - Rutgers Camden College of Arts and Sciences, Camden, N.J.
M.D., 1986 - Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, N.J.
Residency, 1989, Internal Medicine - Cooper Hospital University Medical Center


Faculty Advisor, Geriatric Interest Group, 2008-2009, and elected to the Faculty Council 2009
At Capital Health Plan, Dr. Agens served on the Clinical Content Committee for the electronic record, the Quality Improvement Committee (2003-2007), and the Practice Management Committee in 2006.
At Midelfort Clinic-Mayo Health System, he served on the Board of Directors from 1998 through 2002. In addition he served on the Open Access Process Management Committee, and the Finance Committee.
In Wisconsin he served as his county medical society's president and secretary-treasurer.


Special Recognition Award for Oustanding Service to the Quality and Performance Measurement Committee of the American Geriatrics Society
Top Performer for Colon Screening 2007 at Capital Health Plan
Outstanding Clinical Professor, FSU College of Medicine Tallahassee Regional Campus - 2006
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Oustanding Service and Preceptor, Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Physicians - 1995, '97 and 2002.
Ambulatory Care Award, Cooper Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, 1988-89


American Geriatrics Society
American College of Physicians
Florida Medical Association
Capital Medical Society

Research Focus

Dr. Agens' work has centered on measuring improved patient function as a result of implementation of the patient-centered medical home for patients with multiple chronic illnesses, medical errors post hospital discharge, using patient self-reported health to predict mortality, patient centered-medical home, use of physical restraints in institutional settings, and physician awareness of Vitamin D deficiency.


‘Chemical and Physical Restraints in the Older Person’ British Journal of Medical Practitioners 2010; 3(1):302
‘The Aging of the Baby Boomers and the Future of Physician Practices’ Summer 2009 issue of the Florida Medical Magazine of the Florida Medical Association
'Improvement in SF36 Scores in a Geriatrician-Led Chronic Care Model for Patients Selected as High Risk in an HMO' poster for the American Geriatrics Society.

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