Tim Olde Hartman postdoc
Tim olde Harman is a post-doctoral researcher at the department of Primary and Community Care. His research focuses on Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) in primary care and the efficacy of common factors and non-specific elements in the primary care consultation.read more
Tim Olde Hartman postdocTim olde Harman is a post-doctoral researcher at the department of Primary and Community Care. His research focuses on Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) in primary care and the efficacy of common factors and non-specific elements in the primary care consultation. As dedicated general practitioner running his own private practice and as scientific primary care researcher he is fascinated by person-centered care, or personalized healthcare. Personal attention to his patients, a continuing relationship and partnership with his patients and mutual trust are crucial elements in his daily work. However, most research in specialty and primary care nowadays is focused on specific diseases and not on the core values of being a doctor; giving personalized health care to our patients. Therefore, after finishing his PhD on MUS, he focuses his research on the therapeutic benefits of the consultation itself, in which doctor-patient communication and doctor-patient relationship are at the core of his research expertise.
Tim was born on March 13th 1977 in Almelo, The Netherlands. In 2001 he graduated as medical doctor (cum laude) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2005 he finished General Practice (GP) training and started his own private practice in Oosterhout (Nijmegen) in the academic health care centre Oosterhout. He was member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Dutch college of General Practitioners (Huisarts en Wetenschap) and member of the PhD Student Training Committee (PTC) of the Netherlands School of Primary Care Research (CaRe). In 2011 he completed his PhD thesis titled "Persistent medically unexplained symptoms in primary care. The patient, the doctor and the consultation" for which he received the CaRe dissertation award of the Netherlands School of Primary Care research.
He became member of the editorial board of the international peer-reviewed journal Mental Health in Family Medicine and participated in the national multidisciplinary guideline committee on medically unexplained symptoms and somatoform disorders. In recent years he founded the MINERVA (Montreal INitiative de Education et Recherche Vocationale Academique) initiative, which aims at promoting combined residency and research training programs in family medicine globally. Two years ago he became chair of the Nijmegen Monitoring Project (NMP) a practice based research network recording the process and outcome of care of chronic diseases in general practice. Recently he published as first author the national GP guideline on medically unexplained symptoms of the Dutch college of General Practitioners. In 2013 he was selected by the talent board of the RadboudUMC to participate in the Galilei Talent Track, a program aimed at excellent postdocs's.
Personal prizes & awards national & international
- 2012: Dissertation award of the Netherlands School of Primary Care Research (CaRe)
- 2006: Case history price of the Dutch College of General Practitioners