Jeffrey E. Keller is a Board Certified Emergency Physician with 25 years of emergency medicine practice experience before moving full time into his "true calling" of correctional medicine. He is the medical director of Badger Medical, which provides medical services to several jails and juvenile facilities in Idaho.
Full list of Jeff Keller results
The root cause of Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide–
The critical factor was not that suicide checks were not being done, it was that he did not have a roommate
Comfort items: Why not?– 1
Inmates often ask medical practitioners for a second mattress or pillow – there is a right and a wrong way to handle such requests
How to handle swearing in the medical clinic–
Developing a policy to prevent inmates swearing in front of medical personnel aids safety and security in the facility
Opinion: Medication-assisted treatment in jails–
It is a mistake to confuse the treatment of opioid withdrawal with the long-term treatment of drug addiction
Sample guideline for bottom bunk requests– 1
Since medical providers must be fair and consistent, it is important to differentiate medical need for a low bunk from requests made for non-medical reasons
7 facts about alcohol withdrawal in corrections–
I was unprepared for the sheer number of alcohol withdrawal patients I would see as a correctional physician
Is a concrete cell really the best we have to offer our mentally ill?– 4
A homeless schizophrenic took off most of his clothes in public and was talking loudly to no one in particular – does he really belong in jail?
Sample food allergy guideline for correctional facilities–
The goal is to accurately identify those individuals with a true food allergy and exclude those who do not have a true food allergy
Should jails allow methadone treatment programs?–
Whether to continue methadone treatments in jail is a clinical decision that is a balancing act between two conflicting principles
How jail medical staff should handle inmate medical record requests–
Here are the answers to many questions you may have if an inmate ever asks or demands a copy of their medical records while incarcerated in your jail
Removing microdermal implants: A photographic tutorial–
Microdermal implants can be problematic in correctional settings
How does jail medicine differ from prison medicine?–
There's a lot of overlap between prison and jail medicine, but here are a few (generalized) differences between the two
Case study: "I fell and hurt my hand"– 5
How would you approach this type of injury?
Best practices: Inmate satisfaction surveys!–
Satisfaction surveys? In a Jail? Whadaya, nuts? But it works!