Christian Doctor’s Digest – May 2014
Helping you overcome the challenges you face everyday. Mark Gregston shares from his book Tough Guys and Drama Queens about raising teenagers. Katherine Welch, MD discusses Human Trafficking and how we can make a difference in the fight. Then Babak Iranmanesh, MD shares his testimony on how he came to Christ from a Muslim background.
Meet Our Guests
Mark Gregston has spent his entire adult life working with teens and parents in an effort to offer help and hope to any situation a family might find themselves in. He spent years working with Young Life, was a pastor for several years and also lived at a Christian sports camp where he developed a home for struggling teens. In 1989, Mark and his wife Jan founded Heartlight Ministries, a residential counseling center for teens. Through the years, Mark has lived with more than 2,500 teens, spending countless hours helping, talking and connecting with teens while developing materials to help families help their children through the teen years. From his 38 years of experience of working with teens and their families, Mark shares his insight and wisdom through books, seminars, retreats and the Parenting Today’s Teens radio program. For more information, visit www.heartlightministries.org.
Katherine Welch, MD
Katherine Welch, MD, is an American board certified pediatrician who has been living in Asia doing cross-cultural healthcare for more than 10 years. She is currently based in China where she teaches clinical and didactic pediatric medicine to Chinese physicians as a faculty member of a family medicine training program. She also travels throughout China and other Asian countries as a health consultant to counter-trafficking organizations, helping to support and develop more robust healthcare systems in their preventive, outreach and aftercare efforts. Katherine served as a member of the International Organization for Migration/UNGIFT expert panel on health. She is the medical director of Global Health Promise and a board member of Doctors at War, both of which are organizations that address health consequences of trafficking in persons. For more information, visit www.gorelentless.wordpress.com. To access continuing education on human trafficking, visit www.cmda.org/tip.
Babak Iranmanesh, MD
Babak Iranmanesh, MD, is a board certified family practice physician who was born and raised in Iran before moving to the United States in 2000. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Maryland Baltimore County. He then spent two years at the Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean before moving to Brooklyn, New York for his clinical rotations. After completing a family practice residency, he joined the Norton Family Practice in Barberton, Ohio where he also assists in training residents through the Barberton family practice residency program. He also periodically works with medical students as a clinical instructor for Northeast Ohio Medical University. Babak grew up as devout Muslim, but converted to Christianity in 2004. He now finds his passion in life to serve the Lord with his medical practice as his mission field, sharing the gospel and praying with patients on a daily basis.