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Christian Doctor’s Digest – August 2013

We discuss new Christian Medical Schools opening across the country at Liberty University, William Carey University and Campbell University. Then Joe McIlhaney, MD shares from his book Girls Uncovered & Casual Consequences.

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Darrell E. Lovins, DO, MPH, FACOFP

Darrell E. Lovins, DO, MPH, FACOFP,

Darrell E. Lovins, DO, graduated from Bethel University in Minnesota with a degree in chemistry in 1978. He received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri in 1983. He performed his internship and residency training at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Lovins also earned a master of public health degree from University of Washington, Seattle while completing fellowship training in faculty development and research at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Lovins served in the United States Navy for more than 26 years, retiring in 2005 as a captain. During his career, his duties included being a general medical officer, family physician, family medicine residency faculty and medical officer to the USS Lexington and USS Tortuga. Upon retirement, Dr. Lovins joined the faculty of the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Appalachian Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute Consortium. He joined William Carey University in 2008 and has served in various positions since arriving. He has been active in training medical students and residents throughout his career.

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John M. Kauffman, Jr., DO

John M. Kauffman, Jr., DO

John M. Kauffman, Jr., DO, is the founding dean of Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. A medical educator for the last 17 years, Dr. Kauffman obtained his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate education at Allegheny College. From 2001-2006, Dr. Kauffman worked for University Hospitals of Cleveland and established university-based osteopathic residencies in dermatology and pediatrics. In 2006, he joined the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Virginia as the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Affairs and was promoted to Vice Dean for Postgraduate Affairs over the Virginia and South Carolina campuses in 2010. Dr. Kauffman and his wife Sharon have four daughters.

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Ronnie B. Martin, DO, FACOFP

Ronnie B. Martin, DO, FACOFP

Ronnie B. Martin, DO, served for 23 years with the U.S. Army, the Army Reserves and the National Guard of Oklahoma. After obtaining his foundational education in chemistry and biology at East Central State University in Oklahoma, he graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in 1974. He is a 1979 graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and served in private family practice for the first 17 years of his career. In 2006, Dr. Martin was named as the founding Dean for Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Colorado, successfully guiding that institution through accreditation and establishment. He moved to Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and served as a faculty member, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Vice Dean for Post Graduate Affairs. He was named as the founding dean for the proposed Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has begun efforts to develop it as one recognized for excellence in the training of osteopathic physicians, the blending of osteopathic principles and philosophy with Christian principles and scientifically-based knowledge.

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Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr., MD

Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr., MD

Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr., MD, is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist who resides in Plano, Texas, with his wife Marion. In 1995, he left his private practice of 28 years to devote his full-time attention to working with The Medical Institute for Sexual Health, a non-profit scientific and educational research organization he established in 1992. As a private practitioner, he was active on the medical staff of St. David’s Community Hospital including serving as president of the medical staff. An innovator in the field of reproductive medicine, he introduced laparoscopy, gynecologic microsurgery and laser surgery to central Texas. Along with three other physicians, Dr. McIlhaney was instrumental in bringing in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer to Austin. He is the author of six books including 1001 Health-Care Questions Women Ask, Hooked and the most recently released Girls Uncovered. For information about The Medical Institute for Sexual Health, visit www.medinstitute.org.

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