John Yaphe

  • Family medicine
  • Doctor-patient communication
  • On-line counselling

“Dr. John (Yonah) Yaphe is a Professor Auxiliar Convidado in the School of Medicine of the University of Minho. He is a family physician with a special interest in counselling. He was born in Halifax, Canada in 1955 and graduated with a degree of MD CM from the faculty of medicine at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1979. He did his internship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Montreal. He completed specialty training in family medicine in a four-year program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel with a focus on rural medicine. He completed a Master’s degree in family medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada in 1990 in preparation for an academic career. He spent a sabbatical year at the University of Oxford in England in 1999 where he did research on teaching and learning medicine through patients’ stories. He was a senior lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine at Tel Aviv University for 9 years. His major research interest there was in developing methods of teaching doctor-patient communication.

In the School of Medicine of the University of Minho he teaches topics in medical sociology and professional development, as well as in the family medicine clerkship. He supervises research projects in the final year.

His medical practice consists of on-line electronic counselling. He has contributed to the development of the theory and practice of online counselling and the training and supervision of new E-counsellors. “

Scientific Highlights

“Zalmanovici Trestioreanu A, Green H, Paul M, Yaphe J, Leibovici L. Antimicrobial agents for treating uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010:6;(10):CD007182.
Weingarten MA, Guttman N, Abramovitch H, Margalit RS, Roter D, Ziv A, Yaphe J, Borkan JM. An anatomy of conflicts in primary care encounters: a multi-method study. Fam Pract. 2010 ;27:93-100.
Zalmanovici A, Yaphe J. Intranasal steroids for acute sinusitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009; 7:CD005149.
Giveon S, Yaphe J, Hekselman I, Mahamid S, Hermoni D. The e-patient: a survey of Israeli primary care physicians’ responses to patients’ use of online information during the consultation. Isr Med Assoc J. 2009 ;11:537-41.
Basak O, Yaphe J, Spiegel W, Wilm S, Carelli F and Metsemaker J. Early clinical exposure in medical curricula across Europe: An overview. The European Journal of General Practice, 2009; 15: 4-10.
Kiderman A, Yaphe J, Bregman J, Zemel T, Furst AL. Adjuvant prednisone therapy in pharyngitis: a randomised controlled trial from general practice. British Journal of General Practice 2005; 55: 218-21.
Weingarten MA, Zalmanovici A, Yaphe J. Dietary calcium supplementation for preventing colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 1, 2004. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Herxheimer A, McPherson A, Miller R, Shepperd S, Yaphe J, Ziebland S. Database of patients’ experiences (DIPEx): a multi-media approach to sharing experiences and information. Lancet 2000; 355: 1540-43.
Yaphe J, Edman R, Knishkowy B, Herman J. The association between funding by commercial interests and study outcome in randomized controlled drug trials. Family Practice 2001; 18: 570-573.”