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Jacob Weatherly, MD

  • Jacob Alan Weatherly
  • “It’s an honor to be part of a child and family’s ‘village.’”

My approach to medicine is to partner with the family in promoting a child’s health. My goal is to understand what a family’s hopes are for their child and what challenges they face, and then use the knowledge and resources that we have in the field of pediatrics to support them.

I love working with children and families. There’s nothing more rewarding than having a positive influence in a young child’s life and getting to support parents and families who are raising their children and trying to do the very best for their children’s health.

It’s an honor to be part of a child and family’s “village” as they tackle everything from their first steps, first words, first stomach bug, having difficulty in school or any of the number of things that are challenging in middle school and during their teenage years. It’s amazing to see someone grow through their life and to contribute to their wellness and ability to thrive. It’s a real privilege to be entrusted to be part of those key, crucial moments.

Work and Education

Professional Education

Yale School Of Medicine Office of Student Affairs, New Haven, CT, 05/23/2016


Stanford University Pediatric Residency, Palo Alto, CA, 6/30/2019

Board Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

All Publications

Challenges with Patient Adoption of Automated Integration of Blood Glucose Meter Data in the Electronic Health Record. Diabetes technology & therapeutics Weatherly, J., Kishnani, S., Aye, T. 2019


Providers often encourage patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to contact them with blood glucose (BG) values between visits. However, patients and families find it cumbersome to share their BG values with clinical providers, creating a barrier to communication. Although many phone applications exist to help patients track BG values, most do not integrate with the electronic health record (EHR). Recent advances in technology can integrate the glucose meter (GM) data into the EHR. This pilot and feasibility study aimed to understand how an automated integration system (AIS) of GM data into the EHR and remote monitoring by health care providers would impact patient-provider communication. Patients or parents of patients with T1D (n=32, average HgbA1c 8.5% SD 1.7, average age 13.9 years SD 3.8) who owned an Apple iPod or iPhone (5s or higher) participated, and their number of contacts via telephone calls or MyChart messages between clinic visits was recorded during each of the 3 phases: run-in, intervention, and learned. Twenty-eight families completed all phases, and despite guided review of BG trends and automated integration of BG values, the number of patient-initiated calls (p=0.23) and HgbA1c values (p=0.08) did not improve, nor was there a clinically significant change in the number of BG checks per day. Barriers to adoption and effectiveness of this technology exist, and patient motivation is still needed.

View details for DOI 10.1089/dia.2019.0178

View details for PubMedID 31335195