“Love of the land” is one reason Stacie Kasper, D.O.’12, wants to practice rural medicine. She’s also motivated by the opportunity to be a physician, counselor, teacher and advocate for her patients, the chance to become a community leader and the lasting relationships she’ll form with those in her care.
Today, health care providers have work-hour limits, kinder and gentler physician and resident education meetings, electronic records and robotic surgery. They have the Accountable Care Act and new standards for practice improvement. But embracing all that’s new shouldn’t mean forgetting the past.
Amid uncertainty about changes rendered by the Affordable Care Act, it could shift our nation’s focus from a disease-centered health care system to one with greater emphasis on preventive care – an approach in alignment with osteopathic medicine.
How can DOs distinguish themselves beyond buzzwords like “holistic”? The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine National Student D.O. of the Year, DMU’s first student to receive the honor, offers five ways the profession can move forward.
For a nation that lavishes spending on health care, you’d think the U.S. would be awash with physicians who see their patients on a frequent basis. Not so.
Even as we know we should eat “right” and exercise, we’re bombarded with a veritable buffet of unhealthy food options, confusing dietary information and aggressive food marketing campaigns. What’s a body to chew?
A physician, professor, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a hero in both higher education and health care, Louis Sullivan knows what makes good leaders. One of his tips for people with power: Give it away.
DMU alumni and friends have an exciting opportunity to tackle health care’s many challenges, says DMU Board Chair James Grekin, D.O.’62, MACOI.