Alumni spotlight: Thomas L. Wicks, D.P.M.’94

When news of the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore, OK, came across his pager, Tom Wicks, D.P.M.’94, began “climbing …

DMU alumnus, student run marathon to fight cancer

People run for a number of reasons – to get and stay in shape, relieve stress or take a break …

Alumni spotlight: Michelle N. Friedersdorf, D.P.M.’99, and Scott C. Friedersdorf, D.P.M.’00

Where are you from, where do you work, and how long you have worked there? Shelly is from Manchester, IA, …

Meet Kari Smith

Dr. Kari Smith, PT, D.P.T., ATC is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Des Moines University. She graduated …

DMU alumnus named Wisconsin PA of the Year

His patients and colleagues sing the praises of DMU graduate Robert Birk, but he says he’s simply doing what he wants – being a small-town care provider in the county where he grew up.

Leaping into life on the nation’s last frontier

Stretching his horizons physically, professionally and personally was what physical therapist Gio Villanueva was seeking when he moved to Alaska. There he discovered the environment presents as many challenges as do his patients’ conditions.

PT alumnus receives state sports medicine award

After 15 years of mending athletes and reviving their spirits, Rob Drew got his time in the spotlight for doing what he finds “very rewarding.”

Tango: more than just a dance for Parkinson’s patients

Alumna Marnie Coutts wants more than two to tango: She says the Argentinian version of the dance can benefit people with this debilitating disease.

Surgery by cell phone light still inspires

DMU alumnus Karl Disque shares his experiences treating patients in Ethiopia with tireless colleagues, a lot of creativity and never a dull moment.

Serving patients with great need and even greater gratitude

Joel Post says a service trip he took as a DMU student to Mali, Africa, changed his outlook on medicine. Now a graduate, he recently rekindled the experience with a DMU group in Honduras.

Around the world in two minutes

Crushing polar ice, swimming at the North Pole and “polar bear baiting”: An alumnus and pilot takes us to the top of the globe.

Doctor on the downhill

A decade ago, Phillip Arnold, D.O.’01, served on the base camp team that helped the first and only blind man to reach the top of Mount Everest. He’s had a wild ride ever since, taking care of mountain trekkers and members of the U.S. Ski Team as well as his patients at home in Wisconsin.