Joel Hirsh, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Rheumatology

Clinic (720) 848-1940
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Gender: Male
Languages: English
Department, Section/Division: Medicine-Rheumatology

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
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University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
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Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Immune System - Autoimmune Disorders
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Pain

Information for Referring Providers

Research Interest for Referring Providers
Dr. Hirsh's area of research interest is the impact of health literacy on rheumatologic diseases. Health literacy is the match between the literacy skills of individuals and the expectations and demands of health systems. He has published on the mismatch between the literacy demands of patient education materials and how health literacy affects the discrepancy between patient and provider assessment of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity. Dr. Hirsh and his colleagues at Denver Health plan ongoing research regarding the predictors of this discrepancy and what interventions might help doctors and patients achieve concordance.

Clinic Phone: (720) 848-1940, (303) 436-4949
Fax Phone: (720) 848-1947
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