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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Bartels received her medical training at Creighton University and completed a residency, internship and fellowship at UW Hospital and Clinics.


Rheumatology and Arthritis

UW Health Clinics

West Clinic
(608) 263-7577 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2001


Madison Magazine Top Docs 2016

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2014

Madison Magazine Top Docs 2012

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Programs & Conditions

PubMed Articles
Vreede AP Johnson HM Piper M Panyard DJ Wong JC Bartels CM . Rheumatologists Modestly More Likely to Counsel Smokers in Visits Without Rheumatoid Arthritis Control: An Observational Study. J Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Aug;23(5):273-277
[PubMed ID: 28700529]
Chodara AM Wattiaux A Bartels CM . Managing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinical Updates and Three Strategic Approaches. Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2017 Apr;19(4):16
[PubMed ID: 28361332]
Petkovic J Barton JL Flurey C Goel N Bartels CM Barnabe C de Wit MP Lyddiatt A Lacaille D Welch V Boonen A Shea B Christensen R Maxwell LJ Campbell W Jull J Toupin-April K Singh JA Goldsmith CH Sreih AG Pohl C Hofstetter C Beaton DE Buchbinder R Guillemin F Tugwell PS . Health Equity Considerations for Developing and Reporting Patient-reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials: A Report from the OMERACT Equity Special Interest Group. J Rheumatol. 2017 Feb 15;
[PubMed ID: 28202740]
Johnson HM Warner RC Bartels CM LaMantia JN . "They're younger… it's harder." Primary providers' perspectives on hypertension management in young adults: a multicenter qualitative study. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Jan 3;10(1):9
[PubMed ID: 28057065]
Jafri K Bartels CM Shin D Gelfand JM Ogdie A . Incidence and Management of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Jan;69(1):51-57
[PubMed ID: 27696731]
Kleiber Balderrama C Rosenthal AK Lans D Singh JA Bartels CM . Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease and Associated Medical Comorbidities: A National Cross-Sectional Study of US Veterans. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Nov 29;
[PubMed ID: 27898996]
Ho AK Bartels CM Thorpe CT Pandhi N Smith MA Johnson HM . Achieving Weight Loss and Hypertension Control Among Obese Adults: A US Multidisciplinary Group Practice Observational Study. Am J Hypertens. 2016 Aug;29(8):984-91
[PubMed ID: 26917445]
Caldera F Saha S Wald A Cooley DM Zhao YQ Li Z Bartels CM . Comparing guideline-based care quality for inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis patients within a medical home. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Jun;10(6):759-66
[PubMed ID: 27029237]
Medlin JL Hansen KE Fitz SR Bartels CM . A systematic review and meta-analysis of cutaneous manifestations in late- versus early-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2016 Jun;45(6):691-7
[PubMed ID: 26972993]
Bartels CM Roberts TJ Hansen KE Jacobs EA Gilmore A Maxcy C Bowers BJ . Rheumatologist and Primary Care Management of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Patient and Provider Perspectives. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Apr;68(4):415-23
[PubMed ID: 26315715]
Johnson HM LaMantia JN Warner RC Pandhi N Bartels CM Smith MA Lauver DR . MyHEART: A Non Randomized Feasibility Study of a Young Adult Hypertension Intervention. J Hypertens Manag. 2016;2(2)
[PubMed ID: 28191544]
Johnson SL Palta M Bartels CM Thorpe CT Weiss JM Smith MA . Examining systemic steroid Use in older inflammatory bowel disease patients using hurdle models: a cohort study. BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2015 Dec 8;16:34
[PubMed ID: 26643112]
Trowbridge E Bartels CM Koslov S Kamnetz S Pandhi N . Development and Impact of a Novel Academic Primary Care Compensation Model. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Dec;30(12):1865-70
[PubMed ID: 26071004]
Johnson HM Bartels CM Thorpe CT Schumacher JR Pandhi N Smith MA . Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Rates Between Systolic and Diastolic Hypertension in Young Adults: A Multidisciplinary Observational Study. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2015 Nov;17(11):885-94
[PubMed ID: 26073687]
Johnson SL Bartels CM Palta M Thorpe CT Weiss JM Smith MA . Biological and steroid use in relationship to quality measures in older patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a US Medicare cohort study. BMJ Open. 2015 Sep 7;5(9):e008597
[PubMed ID: 26346875]
Jafri K Taylor L Nezamzadeh M Baker JF Mehta NN Bartels C Williams CT Ogdie A . Management of hyperlipidemia among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the primary care setting. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Sep 3;16:237
[PubMed ID: 26336889]
Bartels CM Wong JC Johnson SL Thorpe CT Barney NP Sheibani N Smith MA . Rheumatoid arthritis and the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015 Aug;54(8):1415-9
[PubMed ID: 25731768]
Holden TR Smith MA Bartels CM Campbell TC Yu M Kind AJ . Hospice Enrollment, Local Hospice Utilization Patterns, and Rehospitalization in Medicare Patients. J Palliat Med. 2015 Jul;18(7):601-12
[PubMed ID: 25879990]
Bartels CM Singh JA Parperis K Huber K Rosenthal AK . Validation of administrative codes for calcium pyrophosphate deposition: a Veterans Administration study. J Clin Rheumatol. 2015 Jun;21(4):189-92
[PubMed ID: 26010181]
Magnan EM Gittelson R Bartels CM Johnson HM Pandhi N Jacobs EA Smith MA . Establishing chronic condition concordance and discordance with diabetes: a Delphi study. BMC Fam Pract. 2015 Mar 28;16:42
[PubMed ID: 25887080]