Christian Doctor’s Digest – October 2013
Exploring difficult situations. Matt Anderson, MD shares his story of being fired for presenting a Christian talk at his hospital and the Right of Conscience battle that ensued. Byron Calhoun, MD discusses perinatal hospice and the difficult journey of losing a child. Then Rob Moll shares from his book The Art of Dying.
Meet Our Guests
Matt Anderson, MD
Matt Anderson, MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and currently practices at the AALFA Family Clinic in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He and his wife of 39 years have four children and 14 grandchildren. After 22 years in private practice in Iowa, he and his wife moved to Minnesota to be closer to their children and grandchildren. He was employed for about seven years by Fairview Health Services, a large healthcare company based in Minneapolis. After more than 30 years practicing OB/Gyn, Dr. Anderson says he treasures his role as a physician now more than ever, as he considers the role physicians play in their patients’ lives to be a joy from God.
Byron C. Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA
Byron C. Calhoun, MD, is a 1979 Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and he graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School with an MD in 1983. Dr. Calhoun completed his residency in OB/Gyn at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987 and finished a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Oregon Health S c i e n c e s University in 1989. He has authored more than 60 peer review articles, presented over 100 scientific papers and participated in more than 40 research projects. Dr. Calhoun serves as Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the West Virginia University-Charleston and is involved in resident and medical student education. Dr. Calhoun and his wife Kathryn have five children.
Rob Mollis editor at large for Christianity Today magazine, where he has written on healthcare, business, books and ideas. A popular speaker and writer, he has written for The Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Dow Theory Forecasts, Books & Culture, Leadership Journal and many other publications. Rob published The Art of Dying: Living Fully into the Life to Come on recapturing a Christian death in 2010, after serving as a hospice volunteer and working in a funeral home. His latest book, What Your Body Knows About God, an exploration of faith and biology, will be published with InterVarsity Press in 2014. Follow Rob at robmoll.com and twitter.com/mollrob. Rob and his family live in the Seattle area.