A changed perspective on global health

Dan Kraeger, D.O.’87, speaks with passion about global health service. But when he was invited to go on his first service trip in 2005, to Bolivia, South America, he didn’t want to go. “How much can I do in a week? How much can I really change?” he asked himself.

Too poor to boil water

Delivering health care in a third-world country can test any provider’s mettle. Heather Fowler has shown hers is made of steel.

She’s a champion lightweight – really!

This DMU grad gives new meaning to the phrase, “abs (and everything else) of steel.”

Living life to an exhilarating extreme

Orthopedic surgeon, Ironman, endurance athlete, triathlete, team doctor, sports medicine symposium leader and father, Gerardo Goldberger says, “Multi-tasking is second nature.”

Pumptown serves up musical smorgasbord

DMU student Amy Hynek and her family’s rollicking band, Pumptown, may not be the only group to perform with a wide variety of musical instruments. But it may be the only one to incorporate a conch shell, a Maori war chant and topics like bacon – and make it all musically irresistible.

Doctor feels the need for speed

Physicians typically dash from one patient or procedure to another through long exausting days. Jeannie Pflum, D.O.'97, an obstetrics and gynecology doctor in Santa Rosa, CA, is no exception.

Pursuing the path of totality

By day, Kelly Prescher, M.S.’93, D.P.T.’04, is a physical therapist at University of California-San Diego’s Thornton Hospital. In her spare time, she is chair and newsletter editor of the San Diego district of the American Physical Therapy Association. She’s mother to daughter Audrey and partner to her significant other, Doug. But when the moon inserts itself between the earth and the sun, she becomes Kelly Prescher, eclipse-chaser.

Fighting the flu with tents and tweets

Most medical centers expected the H1N1 flu virus would increase their patient counts this year, but last fall Pat Crocker, D.O.’80, and his colleagues found themselves in an especially hot spot for the flu and in the media.

P.T. alumna inspires others to persevere

Cindy Hauber’s motto must be “keep swimming, keep swimming”: The longtime Iowa Games multi medalist was named the 2009 National …

Not just a pretty face!

Hundreds of actors have played health care roles on TV and in movies. But an actor in real health care? Meet Dan Deublein, future physician assistant.