Robert H. Pantell, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco. As Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics for over two decades he trained more than 200 pediatricians and pediatric academic advisors. He currently serves as Medical Director, Child Protection Center, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children.
James F. Fries, MD, is Professor Emeritus in the Immunology & Rheumatology department at the Stanford School of Medicine. He has won multiple awards: ISI Highly Cited from Web of Science (2009), Research Hero from Arthritis Foundation (2000), Cinical Research Award from American College of Rheumatology (2005), and Master of Rheumatology, American College of Rheumatology (2003).
Donald M. Vickery, MD, founded Health Decisions International, a self-diagnosing software tool for doctors and patients. He helped develop the first medical decision charts for non-doctors and was the head of the nonprofit Self-Care Institute. Dr. Vickery was president and chief executive of the Center for Consumer Health Education, based in Evergreen, Colorado, from 1980 to 2008. He passed away on November 22, 2008. Fries and Vickery also coauthored Take Care of Yourself.