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Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 7, 2018

Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ is an outreach ministry to provide resources for Christian women physicians and dentists to integrate their personal, professional and spiritual lives.

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Side by Side

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 29, 2018

Side By Side is a network of local chapters that encourage and minister to women in healthcare marriages through fellowship and Bible study. We are a CMDA ministry for women who are married to medical and dental students, residents and fellows, as well as staff physicians and dentists. We are a non-denominational, Bible-based ministry that is evangelical in nature. We seek to encourage, support and minister to women in medical marriages through fellowship, Bible study and prayer. We commit to standing side by side our husbands, side by side our sisters in Christ and side by side our Lord.

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Women in Healthcare Still Earn Less than Men

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | July 21, 2016

And so begins a New York Times article about the recent JAMA Internal Medicine analysis of physician pay disparities. The central message of the analysis is that women in healthcare, on average, earn $20,000 less per year than their specialty-matched male colleagues.

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Premature Termination of Life Is Not Palliative Care | Letter

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | August 1, 2014

Letter to the Editor of CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians) opposing physician-assisted suicide in response to article by Attorney Kathryn Tucker’s article pushing physicians to help patients dye.

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To go or not to go, that is the question

By Richard Johnson, MD | February 28, 2019

I am sure you, like me, have faced this question on countless occasions. In our busy professional lives, we are constantly being reminded of annual society meetings. We joined them for professional enrichment and acknowledgement of credentials. Possibly our paper is accepted to be part of the program. And yes, we do get some CME credits and a chance to socialize with colleagues. But do we go or not? Life is so, so busy, and the kids’ school and athletic events are right at the same time. I’d have to get someone to cover my practice and my church commitments. I think I am spinning too many plates!

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Christian Medical Association Lauds US Signing of Geneva Consensus Declaration

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 22, 2020

Bristol, Tenn.—October 22, 2020—The nation’s largest faith-based medical organization, the 20,000-member Christian Medical Association* (CMA, www.cmda.org), today heralded the signing of a multilateral agreement on consensus global health issues, following a signing ceremony cohosted by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

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Negative Health Consequences of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | July 27, 2011

The health effects of same-sex sexual behavior are many. The public, government, and judiciary are being lead to believe that same-sex sexuality is a normal variant with interactions and results equivalent to heterosexual sexuality. However, this position runs contrary to professional literature and the track record of history.

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Member Awards

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 20, 2019

Join Now! Donate Now Member Awards One of the highlights each year during the CMDA National Convention is the presentation of the Servant of Christ, Educator, Missionary and President’s Heritage Awards. You are invited to nominate CMDA colleagues for three of these four awards, while the Missionary of the Year Award is selected by the CMDE Commission. A one-page summary of the person’s achievements and why they…

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Christian Medical Association encouraged by U.S. actions to enforce conscience freedom law in healthcare, focus on international women’s health

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 16, 2020

Bristol, Tenn.—December 2, 2020— The 20,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based healthcare organization, today announced the release of a joint statement showing physician support of ethical vaccines. CMDA joins in this statement with the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Pediatricians and the Catholic Medical Association.

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Gifts and Miracles: My Unexpected Journey into Addiction Medicine

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 22, 2020

When I entered my family medicine residency, I had a cohort of marijuana-smoking pregnant women to care for. They drove me crazy. Many nights I would come home to my wife and tell her, “If I ever really hate myself, I will figure out a way to treat adolescent, obstetric addiction.”

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Sexual Harassment in Healthcare

Sexual Harassment in Healthcare

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | January 9, 2019

It is tempting to think sexual harassment is a problem that happens to other people in other places. Sadly, that is not the case. According to Medscape’s 2018 survey of 6,200 physicians, 7 percent of physicians have experienced some form of sexual harassment in the last three years.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations recognizes one-year anniversary of Geneva Consensus Declaration, supports coalition’s continued growth

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 21, 2021

Bristol, Tenn.—October 21, 2021— The nation’s largest faith-based medical organization, the 19,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA, www.cmda.org), today recognizes the one-year anniversary of the signing of a multilateral agreement on consensus global health issues and meeting women’s health needs, known as the Geneva Consensus Declaration.

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Living the Word

By Patricia "Trish" Burgess, MD | January 10, 2019

I’ve heard people say, “The Scripture jumped off the page at me.” Or I’ve heard them say, “I’ve read that before, but this time it just ‘spoke’ to me.” Indeed, I have had the same experience as well. God often speaks to us through a phase in life or a particular circumstance along with His Word. And then sometimes we see the Bible come to life right before our very eyes!

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If I Had Known Then…

By Patti Giebink, MD | September 8, 2021

When I started medical school nearly 40 years ago, Roe v. Wade was only a decade old. At that time, there was little if any talk of abortion, but prevailing medical thought accepted legal abortion as a procedure that saved women’s lives.

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Alabama Amici Curiae Against Late Term Abortions

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 6, 2019

The State’s interest in safeguarding maternal health is particularly compelling when abortions are contemplated or performed later in pregnancy. That interest is implicated in so-called “dismemberment” abortions, a procedure that can take place only after the first trimester when the unborn child has limbs and organs to dismember.

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The Path of Life: My Journey to Help Rescue the Pre-born

By Christina Francis, MD | June 14, 2022

I stepped out of the door into the crisp, fresh air on the early morning of December 1, 2021 and started the short walk to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. As the sun rose on this historic day, I looked back at the group that accompanied me.

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The Landmark Decision: Finally Granting Life to the Pre-born

By Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Bioethics) | September 1, 2022

In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court finally corrected the debacle of the Roe v. Wade decision, ending 49 years of federal judicial fiat allowing legal abortion in all 50 states.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations praises decision from the U.S. Supreme Court

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 12, 2022

Bristol, Tenn.—May 13, 2022—The 16,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based professional healthcare association, today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case that strikes down the precedents set in both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, effectively ending the constitutional right to abortion in the United States.

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Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 19, 2019

As members of the Commission on Human Trafficking of the Christian Medical Association, we are writing to protest the attempt to decriminalize commercial sex with the “Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019”. This attempt to decriminalize the degradation of mostly women and girls in commercial sex as well as the sex buyer is morally and ethically wrong.

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Women Physicians & Dentists in Christ 2023 Conference

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 5, 2022

Setember 7-10, 2023
All women healthcare professionals are invited to join us for our Annual WPDC Conference in Hilton Head. Our conference offers educational sessions, worship and opportunties to share with other women facing the same challenges as you!

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Life & Leadership Coaching

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 11, 2018

Are you so busy at work that you struggle to spend time with your family? Perhaps you are feeling the pressure at work to see more and more patients. Or maybe you haven’t made it to church in months because you have too many responsibilities and now you just found out you’re being hit with a medical malpractice case. You’re on overload, life is spinning out of control and there doesn’t seem to be any hope or end in sight. Does this sound like you? If so, one thing is for certain. You are not alone.

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WPC Pulse: October 2014

WPC Pulse: October 2014

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 1, 2014

“Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth” (Isaiah 65:17a, NIV 1984). “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: ‘Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all’” (Proverbs 31:28-29, NIV 1984). My heart is full after the conference in Philadelphia. How amazing to meet and talk to other Christian female physicians who are living through similar experiences. But we are much more than that, many are wives and mothers. And we are daughters.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations to join in pro-life rally at the U.S. Supreme Court on December 1

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 30, 2021

Bristol, Tenn.—November 30, 2021— The 19,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based healthcare organization, will join a group of other pro-life healthcare advocates on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to stand up for life as oral arguments are heard in the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case.

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WPC Pulse: October 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | October 10, 2018

I’m very excited to assume the position of Chair for Women Physicians in Christ—and overwhelmed! When I was first asked to chair an ad hoc committee to explore the needs of women in CMDA in 1992, I never dreamed it would become such a wonderful group of women who care so much for each other.

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WPC Pulse: September 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | September 10, 2018

A highlight of the WPC year is our annual
conference where women physicians and dentists
of all life stages come together to improve their
medical knowledge and worship the Lord. The
integration of faith and work at this event makes it
unique, and the women who attend make it
special. Friendships develop and deepen as we
share experiences of life together.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations Praises Decision from the U.S. Supreme Court

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 24, 2022

Bristol, Tenn.—June 24, 2022— The 16,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based professional healthcare association, today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case that strikes down the precedents set in both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, effectively ending the constitutional right to abortion in the United States.

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WPDC Pulse: February 2022

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | February 28, 2022

I want to encourage you instead to use these three words—Thank You, God—to change what is coming out of your mouth. If you put this into practice, naming what you are thankful to the Lord for, you will find that you have more peace, hope and joy each day.

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By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 18, 2018

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WPDC Pulse: January 2022

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | January 28, 2022

Whenever I hear of someone passing, it reminds me of how short our life is here on earth. It causes me to refocus my attention away from things that matter most to me and onto what matters most to God. Our main purpose is to share the gospel of Jesus with others, because tomorrow is not promised to anyone, and we want all to hear about the freedom they can have inChrist. The world is hurting and needs to hear this “good news.”

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WPDC Pulse: December 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | December 28, 2021

Take note of the words I highlighted in bold. He rescued, transferred and redeemed us. While we were still in sin, the Lord came and rescued us, without us asking for it or deserving it. Then He not only rescued us, but then He transferred us to a better kingdom.

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WPDC Pulse: November 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | November 28, 2021

One thing I have been trying to work on is not complaining. Paul says in Philippians 2:14-15: “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky” (NIV).

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Welcome Member – CASE Equipping

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 20, 2022

The resources we provide are specifically designed to equip you to integrate your faith into your practice.

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Welcome Member – CASE Community

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 16, 2022

The core of CMDA’s ministry happens in local communities where healthcare professionals, residents and students live out the character of Christ. Just like it says in Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

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Transgenderism | Gender Identity | Gender Dysphoria: Crosstalk

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 22, 2020

Despite the Authority of Scripture, there are those who are confused on this issue and from that confusion (combined with political correctness) there are professionals guiding individuals through the process of hormonal treatment (as normal) and very tragically, even surgical interventions.

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WPC Pulse: July 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | July 7, 2019

Summer is a time for me of mixed emotions. I love the less hectic schedule at work although it’s crammed with yearly check-ups that can take more time than expected when issues come up. But I love seeing the college kids and find out how life is going for them. I’m always impressed when the guys still want to see a women physician.

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WPC Pulse: June 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | June 7, 2019

When was the last time you received an invitation? We first moved back to California when I was starting my internship year with a 1-year-old child. We attended a local church. The preaching and music were good, but we never really connected. I felt judged for being a working mom. We moved on to another church in Berkeley with more working women.

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WPDC Pulse: October 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | October 29, 2021

We experienced such unity and harmony at our WPDCAnnual Conference, which was held recently for the first time in Michigan! More than 200 women came out(and some men too for the men’s track), and the worship and fellowship was so sweet. The lectures were informative, engaging and thought provoking. There were many taking time to talk with one another and get caught up on life.

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WPC Pulse

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 25, 2018

Join Now! Donate Now This monthly e-newsletter from WPC is designed to encourage women in medicine and dentistry as they face the unique challenges of women in healthcare, serving as a key resource for women in integrating their personal, professional and spiritual lives. Each month, the WPC Pulse includes a note from the WPC Chair, information about upcoming events and a short devotional. Website Terms…

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CMA Doctors Denounce Judge’s Injunction Against FDA Safety Precautions on Abortion Pill as a “Pyrrhic Victory” for Abortion Advocates

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020—Bristol, Tenn.– Today the 18,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) denounced an injunction issued by a federal district court judge that bars the FDA from enforcing health and safety precautions on a chemical abortion pill during the pandemic.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations joins group in support of vaccines and conscience protections

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 2, 2021

Bristol, Tenn.—March 2, 2021— The 20,000-member Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based healthcare organization, today announced the release of a joint statement in support of vaccines and conscience protection.

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Christian Medical Association objects to HHS rule requiring abortion referrals, violating conscience laws

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 17, 2021

The 20,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today filed objections with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a proposed Title X family planning program rule that would “gut conscience protections,” according to CMA Senior Vice President for Bioethics and Public Policy Dr. Jeffrey Barrows.

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WPC Pulse: May 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | May 7, 2019

I have to admit, I didn’t go for years because it’s such a long journey across the country and I promised myself to never fly a night flight again. My schedule dictated I had to this time. I never really caught up on my sleep, but there were so many good things happening at the conference that I stayed awake through it all.

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WPDC Pulse: July 2022

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | October 20, 2022

Greetings!I hope this e-newsletterfinds you doing well!Summer is well underway,and I hope you have taken time to enjoy it with friends and family. Many of us are facing increased demands at work and in our personal lives, but it is still important to make time for leisure activities.

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WPC Pulse: April 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | April 7, 2019

I had to put my faith into action the day before we were leaving for our GHO trip to the Ukraine. While at work I started feeling VERY achy and registered a fever of 101. (Flu neg-whew) I had a full day of patients scheduled the next day and we were leaving that night.

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WPDC Pulse: June 2022

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | June 28, 2022

I am sure you have heard this Scripture numerous times and can even recite it. But how often do you apply it to your life? I have been challenged to make this verse a reality in many areas of my life recently.From ill family members to home repairs that are needed with no response from contractors, supporting friends through marital problems, to threats losing my job…this verse has become a reality.

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WPC Pulse: March 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | March 7, 2019

I know God was calling me to be brave and serve
for many years, but I was petrified, feeling like I
wouldn’t know what all the diseases were that I
would for sure see. But finally an opportunity
surfaced to go with Samaritan’s Purse over the
Thanksgiving break to Honduras in 1998, a year
after Hurricane Mitch.

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WPDC Pulse: May 2022

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | May 28, 2022

There were several students and residents at the national convention with whom I was able to make a connection. They have so much zeal and enthusiasm! We look forward to collaborating with them through WPDC and continue to grow our resident/student council, as well as the mentoring program, which now has 41 pairs! The Lord is good!

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WPC Pulse: February 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | February 10, 2019

A long time ago (like 30 years ago!) my husband and I took a two-year Bethel class that uses strange pictures to teach the themes of the Bible. The lessons each week were very memorable since they included several important ideas for that week conglomerated into a picture that would help you remember.

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WPDC Pulse: April 2022

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | April 28, 2022

Patience truly pays off! That is, waiting with the right attitude and trusting the Lord to work out your situation. He can do a much better job than we can anyway. His timing may seem slow at first, but, in actuality, He is never late. He is Sovereign and works everything out for good, to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose!

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WPC Pulse: January 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | January 7, 2019

Over the holidays I was with my sister-in-law who is a puzzle lover. They had received a very challenging puzzle from their daughter of an underwater scene that my brother had taken while scuba diving. I’m not much of a puzzler since it feels like a lot of time I could be doing something else. I really struggled to stay with it and only preferred to work on the bright colors that were easier to piece together.

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WPDC Pulse: March 2022

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | March 28, 2022

Just yesterday my patience was tested, and I can gladly say I responded (this time) with the right attitude—finally! The contractors came to install a new garage for my grandmother’s house. They tore out the old door, all the fixtures and the motor, only to find that the new door was too small!

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WPC Pulse: December 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | December 10, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I have always been a
victim of my expectations. And the holidays can
leave me disappointed when I want things to go
my way and they don’t. When my kids don’t come
home, I just want it to be over and move on to
New Year resolutions that tell me to have no
expectations next year.

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WPC Pulse: November 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | November 10, 2018

In my month off from work after spinal surgery, my daily Bible reading took me through the book of 1 Kings and the prophet Elijah. After his glorious demonstration of God’s power and might on Mt. Carmel, he spiraled down into discouragement and a pity party.

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WPC Pulse: August 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | August 10, 2018

A number of years ago I purchased a Cocker
Spaniel puppy to help distract and entertain some
children I was caring for while their mother was
dying of cancer. We named him Cappuccino, as
he was buff-colored. The kids had a great time
playing with Cappy, who was adorable, but he had
multiple health issues over his lifetime of 12 years.

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WPC Pulse: July 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | July 10, 2018

This summer has been oppressively hot. My husband Andy and I had to cancel a week-long trip to Colorado to be adult guests at a Young Life camp in the mountains because Maddie, our Brittany dog, decided it was time.

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WPC Pulse: June 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | June 10, 2018

When was the last time you asked yourself “What kind of doctor do I want to be?” I don’t mean what specialty or what branch of medicine in which you desire to practice, but what kind of doctor do you really want to be? Many of us chose our specialty early in our medical school days, or even before medical school started.

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WPDC Pulse: September 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | September 28, 2021

After my mother passed, I received several plants.Prior to this, I did not take much interest in caring for plants. It seemed I could never keep them alive! But once Mom was gone, I began to develop more of an interest in plants. Since I lived alone at the time, they become part of my family. I would talk to them and water them and pull off the dead foliage to ensure they would continue to grow.

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WPC Pulse: May 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | May 10, 2018

My husband is convinced that if even one person in a group outdoor activity does not come prepared for inclement weather, then bad weather will occur. For example, if all are prepared with rain gear, then it won’t rain. But if even one person forgets the rain gear, then there will be rain. I think CMDA staff may have decided to adopt this philosophy because this year the attendee gift for the CMDA National Convention was an umbrella with a flashlight built into the shaft. Historical data would show this to be a tremendously useful gift for this meeting.

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WPDC Pulse: August 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | August 28, 2021

There is something about praise that will lift your spirit, give you hope and renew your joy despite what is happening all around you. That’s why the Bible says, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6, NIV).

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WPC Pulse: April 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | April 10, 2018

I had my annual physical recently, having called for an appointment last fall. She has been my doctor for more than 30 years and caught my colon cancer early so I’m still here today. Much to my surprise, she ordered several tests. Each test precipitated a referral to another specialist because they were abnormal. My appointment book is filled with doctor visits up the wazoo!

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WPDC Pulse: July 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | July 28, 2021

Last year, my neighbor decided to remove a tree in their back yard that I had been concerned about. If that tree were to fall, it would have come straight for my house and caused significant damage. The same day the tree was removed, a strong storm came through my area, uprooting trees and some homes. That was no coincidence the tree was removed earlier that day. The Lord was my help.

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WPC Pulse: March 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | March 10, 2018

We all face fear. Sometimes we are not even aware that we are experiencing fear. It may be subconscious, but show up in the way we handle conflict or difficult situations. Or, in the way that we avoid certain situations or challenging conversations.

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WPDC Pulse: June 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | June 28, 2021

We recently had an opportunity to visit the SmokeyMountains in Tennessee. It was a wonderful time. My husband and I hiked in the national park, rode ATVs through the mountains (I was praying through part of it—Jesus help me!) and visited some local shops and restaurants. We were thankful to the Lord to have time for rest and relaxation.

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WPC Pulse: February 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | February 10, 2018

How do you respond when the mistakes of someone else cause you injury or do harm to a loved one? I have faced this twice this last week on a ski trip.

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WPC Pulse: January 2018

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | January 10, 2018

January is back, with its dark, dreary days, cold temperatures and influenza in epidemic proportions (or so it seems). Every news station is talking about the flu and its increase in cases over last year at this time. No one seems to remember or mention that we had a late flu season last year and the total number of cases for the season may be no different than recent years.

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Scholarship | WPC Mission Trip Scholarship

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 8, 2018

In partnership with Global Health Outreach, WPC organizes mission trips to House of Hope in Managua, Nicaragua. These trips offer participants an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of girls and women caught in human trafficking. We will be working at House of Hope, an amazing place where the physical, spiritual, economic and educational needs of women in sex slavery (both girls who have been trafficked and women caught in prostitution) are addressed.

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Prescription for the Doctor’s Wife

By Debby Read | September 19, 2011

This book offers hope and encouragement to women in a unique kind of marriage. Debby shares stories from her heart and from the lives of other women, giving practical advice based on the wisdom of God’s Word to help you thrive…not just survive.

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WPC Pulse: January 2021

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 1, 2021

I am sure you heard several times that 2020 was theworst year ever and how people couldn’t wait for it to end! While we know there were several challenges in 2020, I believe the Lord is challenging us to evaluate our perspective. Yes, 2020 was very difficult, but where did you see the Lord? How did you see His provision, protection, peace and perseverance? How did He sustain you?

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WPC Pulse: May 2020

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | May 21, 2020

How’s your patience holding up? Mine is running a bit thin, and it’s hard to hear this pandemic might go on another year before it’s “over.” My heart goes out to those who live alone and rarely go out. And we lift up in prayer those on the frontlines working endlessly to save as many as they can. We must also include those who have no work and fearing the future, hoping it might improve soon.

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WPC Pulse: April 2020

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | April 7, 2020

Last week I came home from the office, still needing to chart, needing to be on a Zoom meeting and seeing SO many emails in my inbox from every hospital and medical organization I belong to, telling more about TODAY’s COVID-19 changes in what we should be doing and worrying about. I was overwhelmed!

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WPC Pulse: March 2020

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | March 7, 2020

I don’t know about you, but the only thing in all my conversations, whether it be at work, home or with friends and family, is about COVID-19. As I’m winging my way across country from San Francisco International Airport to Raleigh to visit my new grandson, who was born March 10, am I possibly bringing the virus with me?

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WPC Pulse: February 2020

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | February 7, 2020

My roses bring forth their last straggly bloom right around Thanksgiving, but already, in Northern California, by mid-January, they have what we call growing points, tiny buds on old stalks. Time to prune! My good friend Lana gave me a new purple (her favorite color) rose to plant in honor of my mom. It already has growing buds.

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WPC Pulse: January 2020

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | January 7, 2020

It reminds me of how I need to keep growing in my faith, to let the Holy Spirit show me what stands in the way of hearing His voice and letting His fruit be more and more evident in my life. As I think of my New Year Resolution ( I keep having the same one each year because of lack of progress—to arrive early to events, not five minutes late) or my words for the year (release and receive), it brings me to God’s Word and how Jesus handled a very busy schedule.

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WPC Pulse: December 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | December 7, 2019

As we gather with families over Christmas and start out the New Year, I think of God the Father who “let His wrath go” that we deserve for our sin and sent His Son Jesus to take that wrath upon Himself. I think of the many people He met in his three years of ministry where He let things go, like with the Samaritan woman, the woman caught in adultery or the prostitute who washed His feet with her hair.

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WPC Pulse: November 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | November 7, 2019

How are you doing on your bucket list? Do you even have one? Rafting the Grand Canyon wasn’t really on mine, but when my brother organized a group starting two years ago, I thought I should add it. Now after having survived Crystal and Lava Falls rapids, spending15 nights sleeping out under the stars, three nights with fine sand blowing on us in gale force winds, which seeped into everything, and squatting into the river to pee, one gets stretched into learning the lessons from the Canyon.

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WPC Pulse: October 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | October 7, 2019

When you read this, I will most likely be rafting down and hiking the Grand Canyon with my two brothers, sister-in-law and a couple of friends. My brother organized this trip a year and a half ago, and now we’re really doing it. Pray we all make it out alive!

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WPC Pulse: September 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | September 7, 2019

How was your summer? It’s hard to believe school is back in session. It seems like there was more road construction traffic during the summer on my way to work than school traffic now! We spent a lot of time in traffic driving to Lake Tahoe for long weekends to the Bavarian Chalet (not Swiss, mind you, she’s next door!) my parents built in the 1980s.

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WPC Pulse: August 2019

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | August 7, 2019

How’s your balance? I started a “senior yoga” at my fitness club which is basically a stretch and core strengthening class. I really needed it! It helped me get over the muscle spasm left over from my spinal surgery last fall. One of the exercises is to stand on one leg and move the other leg to the front and the side, back and forth. AND THEN, reach down and touch my foot! Needless to say, the instructor keeps reminding us, if you are losing your balance, just put your foot down. It’s definitely a good core builder!

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Pornography and Interactive Sexual Devices

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 2, 2020

Pornography is any medium that depicts erotic behavior and is intended to entice sexual imagination. Pornography has no beneficial use but damages human relationships. Mass communication technologies such as the Internet have expanded its reach to an unprecedented degree. Video and virtual reality have intensified its content. The introduction of sex robots that imitate human speech and sexual behaviors and are designed to perform sexual acts with humans are an extreme elaboration of pornography. All of these have dangerous psychological, social, and spiritual consequences.

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Downcast: Suffering, Depression and the Goodness of God

By Jennifer Huang Harris, MD | June 1, 2020

The question of suffering is a big one in depression, since suffering can lead to depression, and depression itself is suffering. We are fortunate to live in a society that is largely insulated from suffering, compared to other places and times where people have had to grapple with the daily reality of illness, death, poverty or war. As a consequence, we are fearful of any kind of suffering.

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WPC – TRI

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 13, 2020

Women Physicians in Christ is an outreach ministry to provide resources for Christian women physicians and dentists to integrate their personal, professional and spiritual lives.

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WPDC Pulse: August 2022

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | October 20, 2022

Greetings!There seems to be a lot going on these days—in our world, culture, families, churches and personal lives.How are we to respond to all that is happening?What should be our stance?Paul gave a charge to the Corinthians that we can apply to our lives today:“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14, NKJV).

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About AMS

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 21, 2021

A ministry of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations.

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Racism

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 3, 2020

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA) is made up of the Christian Medical Association (CMA) and the Christian Dental Association (CDA). CMDA provides resources, networking opportunities, education and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students.

Founded in 1931, CMDA provides programs and services supporting its mission to “change hearts in healthcare” with a current membership over 19,000. CMDA promotes positions and addresses policies on healthcare issues; conducts overseas medical evangelism projects; coordinates a network of Christian healthcare professionals for fellowship and professional growth; sponsors student ministries in medical and dental schools; distributes educational and inspirational resources; hosts marriage and family conferences; provides Third World missionary healthcare professionals with continuing education resources; and conducts academic exchange programs overseas. By being the “hands of Jesus” to needy people, CMDA seeks to fulfill His Great Commandment (Matthew 22:39; 25:36) and His Great Commission (Matthew 28:19).

The Christian Medical & Dental Associations® is a 501(c)3 and is governed by a Board of Trustees and House of Delegates. Policies of CMDA are interpreted and applied by the Board of Trustees, which also establishes the guidelines for the executive director and his staff. An elected House of Delegates assists the board with recommendations on courses of action. The House of Delegates is composed of graduate, student, resident and missionary members who are elected for three-year terms by district and meets annually at the CMDA National Convention. Approximately 75 employees currently make up the staff of CMDA in the national office and U.S. field offices.

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WPDC Pulse: May 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | May 28, 2021

I am reenergized after attending the CMDA VirtualNational Convention on April 29 – May 1, 2021, where the theme was “Courage Through the Crisis.” We we reencouraged by the plenary speakers to have courage despite the obstacles we may face and to realize thatGod can bring good through our difficulties.

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WPC Pulse: April 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | April 28, 2021

Just as the coming of our Savior was predicted 500 years before Jesus’ triumphal entry in Jerusalem (Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:5), so His second coming has been predicted and will surely come. We do not know the time or the hour of His return, but we can see some of the signs of the end times. What is our responsibility during this time? Are you preparing forHis coming?

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WPC Pulse: March 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | March 28, 2021

I started with the verse in Psalm 103 and the song lyrics to give God praise! He is deserving of all the glory and honor due His name! Sometimes the first words out of our mouths each morning should be praises to our Lord. Give it a try. I am confident it will improve your mood first thing in the morning and set the stage for the rest of your day.

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WPC Pulse: February 2021

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | February 28, 2021

We are well on our way into 2021. I hope you have had some time to reflect and time alone with God, to see how He is directing you for this year. This is not a time for us to be stagnant as believers. There is still work todo for His kingdom, it just may be done in a way that is totally foreign to us. God is very creative and has away of turning a bad situation into something good—something that will bring Him glory! Be open to new ways in which God may direct you to use your gifts to edify the body and to minister to unbelievers.

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WPC Pulse – May 2013

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 1, 2013

Recently, my 11-year-old daughter was screened for a research project at Case W. It will compare functional MRI scans of bipolar children with healthy children at two-year intervals to look for differences in development and function.

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Richmond CMDA Annual Banquet

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 5, 2022

January 20, 2023
Please join Richmond CMDA for an evening of fellowship and encouragement. John Pierce, MD, will be speaking on “Confusion in Life and Medicine; Is There a Way Out?”

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God’s Prescription For Professional Marriage

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | October 26, 2022

January 20-22, 2023
Wisconsin CMDA Marriage Retreat at The American Club Resort.

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WPC Pulse – April 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 1, 2012

I think many of us are called upon by our churches and community to speak on various topics. That is my assignment for this month at my church’s annual women’s retreat. It is always a challenge to think of what to say, or better yet, what God would like me to say.

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Upstate South Carolina

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | June 24, 2019

CMDA Upstate SC is a chapter of the national Christian Medical & Dental Associations® ministry. We mentor medical students and equip physicians and allied healthcare professionals to glorify God through vocation, service and sharing their hope in Jesus Christ.

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WPDC Pulse: September-October 2022

By Women Physicians and Dentists in Christ | October 20, 2022

Do you have a grandparent or remember your grandparent? As our family members age, they like to share stories of what life was like.They share good times, bad times and lessons learned.My grandmother will be 93 years old this month, and I love to sit back and listen to her tell stories from her past.

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Washington Office

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 8, 2018

We are dedicated to serving as a Christian voice on today’s current healthcare topics by speaking for our members to the government, media, church and public. Our Washington Office links our members with Congress, the Administration and policy organizations in Washington, D.C.; presents life-honoring perspectives through the national media; and publishes resources on vital issues.

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Home

By Eric Willingham | July 5, 2022

Christian Medical & Dental Associations® educates, encourages, and equips Christian healthcare professionals to glorify God. Christian healthcare professionals glorify God by following Christ, serving with excellence and compassion, caring for all people, and advancing Biblical principles of healthcare within the Church and throughout the world.

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Mission Scholarships

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 7, 2018

Christian Medical & Dental Associations® provides various mission scholarships for student and resident members wishing to spend time overseas as a rotation elective.

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Richmond

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | September 3, 2019

CMDA Richmond facilitates gatherings for students to fellowship with likeminded peers and with Christian graduate professionals to build relationships that promote growth professionally and personally.

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Morality in Malpractice

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 25, 1977

The malpractice crisis has been with us for three years. In 1974 insurance premiums jumped by nearly 200 percent, and each year since then they have risen higher.

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WPC Pulse: November 2014

WPC Pulse: November 2014

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 1, 2014

“And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?’” (Mark 8:34-36, ESV).

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