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Testimony: Amanda Lucashu

Testimony: Amanda Lucashu

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 18, 2013 / Comments Off on Testimony: Amanda Lucashu

Testimony to the Connecticut Public Health Committee opposing SB 48 to legalize physician-assisted suicide.

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Dental Ministries Digest – James Greeley, DDS

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 18, 2013 /

James Greeley, DDS, is a lifetime member of CMDA. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Greeley graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1959.

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WPC Pulse – March 2013

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / March 1, 2013 /

m sure you’re wondering why I’m sharing this story with you. But my mom, as only moms can do, made a really astute comment when I shared my fears about not matching into a residency position. I haven’t quite brought myself to tell her about this guy. Somehow it’s easier to tell a bunch of strangers.

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Standing Against Persecution

By Amanda Lucashu, DO / March 1, 2013 /

My journey with medicine began when I was only eight years old. As I listened to a missionary speak about the need for the next generation to continue the work and become missionaries, I felt God impress upon me that He wanted me to become a missionary doctor to Mexico. From the beginning, missions and medicine were intrinsically linked for me. So when I started school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, New York in the fall of 2011, I knew that I wanted to be used by God even before I got to the “mission field,” but I had no idea how much of a mission field I was walking into.

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Sexual Orientation Change Efforts in the Ideological Lions’ Den

By Andrè Van Mol, MD / March 1, 2013 /

In September 2012, California became the first U.S. state to ban therapeutic sexual orientation conversion efforts (SOCE) involving minors. “[SOCE] . . . has resulted in much harm, including a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth committing suicide.

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Beyond Medicine by David Stevens, Md, MA (Ethics)

Beyond Medicine

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) / February 21, 2013 / Comments Off on Beyond Medicine

As a healthcare missionary in today’s landscape, the success of your ministry depends on your ability to manage the non-medical tasks you encounter daily. Dr. Stevens uses his own personal experiences, expertise and insight to guide you through.

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The Point Blog – February 2013

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 14, 2013 / Comments Off on The Point Blog – February 2013

In this edition of The Point: Opt-out of the contraception mandate, Problem with Medical Student Debt, and Blind twins euthanized.

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Korte vs. Health & Human Services Brief

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 4, 2013 / Comments Off on Korte vs. Health & Human Services Brief

A legal brief for a court case CMDA has been involved in regarding right of conscience.

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Federal Policy Top Priorities in 2017 January 4, 2017

HHS Mandate Terms Unacceptable

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 1, 2013 / Comments Off on HHS Mandate Terms Unacceptable

CMA CEO Dr. David Stevens said, “This latest version of the contraceptives and sterilization mandate remains unacceptable. Since when does the government get to pick and choose which groups will get to enjoy First Amendment protections? Our founders intended the First Amendment to protect every American’s freedom to act according to one’s conscience. They didn’t specify that only groups deemed religious will be afforded this protection; freedom of conscience applies equally to all Americans.”

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WPC Pulse – February 2013

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 1, 2013 /

I think the Lord brings all believers to a point in their lives where they have to say “uncle!” Some sooner than later, frequently over and over. Submitting to His will and His ways always goes against our flesh, our human nature. Let’s face it. Submission is a bad word in today’s culture. But this battle began way back in the garden, when Adam and Eve resisted the will of a loving Creator and insisted on sharing His throne.

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Christian Doctor’s Digest – January 2013

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 15, 2013 /

On a special January 2013 issue of Christian Doctor’s Digest, we focus on the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade and the impact that has had on our nation. Gianna Jessen shares her testimony and about the movie inspired by her life, October Baby. Priscilla Coleman discusses the issue of depression that often affects women who have had abortions. Brian Stillwell, MD explains the Endowment for Human Development and the tools they provide in helping us learn about unborn life. Dr. John Wilke, the “father” of the right to live movement, talks about the movement’s early history and where it is going now.

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The Point Blog – January 2013

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 10, 2013 / Comments Off on The Point Blog – January 2013

In this edition of The Point: Spiritual care rare at end of life, Medical killing in U.S. and Europe, and Free Condoms in Schools.

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As President and Nation Focus on Human Trafficking, CMDA Physicians Call for Intervention by Medical Professionals

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 9, 2013 / Comments Off on As President and Nation Focus on Human Trafficking, CMDA Physicians Call for Intervention by Medical Professionals

Following President Obama’s proclamation marking January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the 16,000-member Christian Medical Association is calling for increased training and awareness among medical professionals to recognize, report and treat victims of modern-day slavery.

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WPC Pulse – January 2013

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 1, 2013 /

Resolved: The state of the country and world does not trouble my heart. I will faithfully pray for our leaders and nations, but know my true citizenship is in heaven.

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WPC Pulse – December 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / December 1, 2012 /

This fall, I have been attending a Sunday school class called “Grasping Truth – one step closer to applying doctrinal truths to everyday living.” 1Timothy 4:16 challenges us to, “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers” (NIV 1984).

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Dr Megan Best

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / November 27, 2012 / Comments Off on Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

What sort of contraception, if any, should I use? When does human life begin—at fertilization or at some point after that? What are the arguments for and against abortion? Is it ok to use genetic screening and other prenatal tests to check for abnormalities in my unborn baby? Should Christians use IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies? What is the current state of embryonic stem cell research?

These are just some of the many complex and emotion-laden questions we face in the rapidly changing field of reproductive medicine, and most Christians do so with two very significant handicaps:

  • We don’t have accurate up-to-date information about the medical and technological issues involved.
  • We have not thought through a sound, biblical framework for making ethical decisions in this area.

Dr. Megan Best provides what is lacking in both of these vital areas. Built on extensive historical, biblical and medical research, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is the comprehensive, accurate, biblically-based ethical handbook Christians have been waiting to read. By, Megan Best, BMed (Hons), MAAE.

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Walking with Jesus in Healthcare by Amaryllis Sanchez Wohlever, MD

Walking with Jesus in Healthcare

By Amaryllis Sanchez Wohlever, MD / November 21, 2012 / Comments Off on Walking with Jesus in Healthcare

Travel through the book of Luke (the physician) in small bite-sized pieces over a period of 120 days. There are no dates on the pages to make you feel that you are behind schedule, and each devotion is a scant page of reading with a second page containing a quote or question, a prayer, sometimes a song suggestion, and space to record what God said to you through the message and how you will respond.

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From My Viewpoint: Healthcare Reform

From My Viewpoint: Healthcare Reform

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) / November 12, 2012 /

For months, it seemed like the country was holding its breath. With baited breath, some waited in anticipation and others waited in dread. Experts and analysts outlined countless “what if” scenarios, examining and scrutinizing various sides of the argument.

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WPC Pulse – November 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / November 1, 2012 /

I’m on a flight from San Francisco to Charlotte for our annual Marriage Commission meeting. I’m always amazed at the ability of this full airplane to get off the ground and get me across the country in a little over four hours!

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The Reality of Today’s Long-Term Medical Missions

By Harold P. Adolph, MD, FACS / November 1, 2012 /

Perhaps our concept of a career missionary doctor’s family might sound similar to this . . . a poor missionary surgeon and his family give up a “good American doctor’s family life” to live in endless poverty. They suffer through a hand-to-mouth existence in an African country full of intrigue, Satan worship, witchcraft, fear, poisonings, arson, coups, Marxist takeovers, massive killings and persecution of Christians. Their children are forced to be homeschooled by their parents. They have jobs at the mission hospital from a very young age. Their future education and life is tenuous at best. They can’t possibly amount to anything and will probably die early of some terrible tropical disease that is yet to be unearthed.

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Dental Ministries Digest – Tom Batz and Sam Molind, DMD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / November 1, 2012 /

Tom Batz is a US dental and medical markets sales leader who has been with Aribex, Inc. since 2008. Dr. Molind left his Montpelier, VT, practice in 1998 to begin Global Health Outreach (GHO). Prior to his work with GHO, Dr. Molind served as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont Medical School.

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WPC Pulse – October 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / October 1, 2012 /

Recently, it feels like I’m wading through a storming season in life. I feel the strain of increasing work demands that often overshadow the fulfillment I find in working as a physician. Despite significant job uncertainties, my husband and I became excited when we discovered that our family would be growing. However, my joys were smashed when I discovered that my HCG levels were dropping and my pregnancy was coming to an end. In my prayers I often ask that God would work things out for my good and His glory.

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WPC Pulse – September 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / September 1, 2012 /

Last January, I had the opportunity to join an amazing group of women on the House of Hope mission trip. While the entire trip was incredible, I was taken aback by the normalcy of prostitution. Even its local name, “sitting in the chair,” was commonplace.

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Rape is Violence–So is Abortion

By Andrè Van Mol, MD / August 25, 2012 /

The issue of aborting a rape-induced pregnancy recently rocked a Senate campaign. The images it summons of violation, unfairness and burden assure the topic instantly launches infuriated responses.

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Dental Ministries Digest – Jeff Amstutz, DDS, MBA

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / August 18, 2012 /

Jeff Amstutz, DDS, MBA, is a graduate of Case Western Reserve and its School of Dental Medicine. He also completed an MBA at Kent State University.

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Dental Ministries Digest – Peter E. Dawson, DDS

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / August 18, 2012 /

Peter E. Dawson, DDS, is a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry.

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Dental Ministries Digest – Ryan S. Lee, DDS, MPH, MHA

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / August 17, 2012 /

Ryan S. Lee, DDS, MPH, MHA, is currently finishing a Fellowship in Dental Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center after studying at New York University, Harvard and Northwestern.

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WPC Pulse – August 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / August 1, 2012 /

Why is praying so hard? It’s not that I can’t find the words—and that does not matter, I have the Psalms and “the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans” (Romans 8:26, NIV 2011). No, it’s finding the time…slowing down long enough to be still.

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Dental Ministries Digest – Van B. Haywood, DMD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / August 1, 2012 /

Van B. Haywood, DMD, is a professor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at the School of Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia. Since 2005, he has served as the school’s Director of Continuing Education.

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Are We Safer from Malpractice?

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 15, 2012 /

He was shocked at the attorney’s letter. A patient who had seemed pleased with her care was suing him for reckless and wanton negligent care.

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Jungle Doctor’s Crooked Dealings #4 byPaul White

Jungle Doctor’s Crooked Dealings #4

By Paul White / July 13, 2012 / Comments Off on Jungle Doctor’s Crooked Dealings #4

More is going on in the hospital compound than meets the eye. Tension is high as the Jungle Doctor performs some delicate and dangerous operations. The troublemaker, Woga, keeps making threats, and to make matters worse, there is a killer lion on the prowl. What can a little boy with a twisted face, a crooked back, and a smiling dog teach them about courage? Another thrilling adventure from Paul White based in Mvumi Hospital, Tanzania. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Age 8-9, Grade 3-4.

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Jungle Doctor Spots a Leopard #3 by Paul White

Jungle Doctor Spots a Leopard #3

By Paul White / July 13, 2012 / Comments Off on Jungle Doctor Spots a Leopard #3

Fear has gripped the hearts of the villagers. A killer leopard is moving closer and closer. A leopard which has only four toes on one foot. Old ex-chief Madole is also missing a finger. Could it be that he is using witchcraft to turn himself into a leopard, seeking revenge on those who took away his power? Baruti the hunter believes in the power of God, but he himself may have to become the bait if he is to save the rest. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Ages 8-9, Grades 3-4.

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WPC Pulse – July 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 1, 2012 /

When considering the freedom Christ won for each of us on the cross, I love to think of the final courageous scene of the movie Braveheart. Mel Gibson portrays William Wallace, the Scottish warrior leading the revolt for Scotland’s freedom against England’s abuses and oppression. After all of his fighting for the people, he is betrayed, captured and, while being tortured to death, still shouts with his last breath, “FREEDOM!!!” What a picture of Christ.

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Wired for Intimacy by William M. Struthers

Wired for Intimacy

By William M. Struthers / June 13, 2012 / Comments Off on Wired for Intimacy

We are hardwired for human intimacy and relationships, but in our pornified culture, pornography disrupts how men interact with women. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. All too often our responses, such as prayer and accountability groups, are of limited help.

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Power Through Prayer by E.M. Bounds

Power Through Prayer

By E. M. Bounds / June 6, 2012 / Comments Off on Power Through Prayer

Power Through Prayer teaches readers that prayer is much more than just another thing to cross off their lists each day. This guidebook provides believers with information about the most effective ways to use prayer to better understand God’s word, fully appreciate divine power, and more deeply commune with God.

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How Do I Know if I’m Gay or Not?

By Walt Larimore, MD / June 6, 2012 /

I’ve had the opportunity to have a number of young male patients, who during their teen years, have felt attracted to other guys and have begun to wonder if they might be homosexual. I think it’s very important to point out that it’s completely normal and extremely common to be attracted to other guys when you are a teen. In fact, most young men feel closer to other guys than they do girls.

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Women in Medicine: Answering a Call from God

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA / June 1, 2012 /

In 1975, the Christian Medical Society Journal published an article titled “The Physician and Her Husband” by Merville O. Vincent. Many of us were just children pretending to play doctor during recess at school when this article was written.

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WPC Pulse – June 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 1, 2012 /

Lately, I have felt like one of my teenagers as I have been given the same meal everywhere I turn for spiritual food. “God’s POWER is made perfect IN your WEAKNESS.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (NIV 1984).

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The Marriage Viewpoint

The Marriage Viewpoint

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 1, 2012 /

George MacDonald, mentor to C. S. Lewis, penned these words many years ago: “The highest calling of every husband and wife is to help each other to do the will of God.” While most of us would wholeheartedly agree, we struggle to apply this principle to the unique challenges of medical marriages. Few professions have the myriad of obstacles facing a vibrant marriage that a medical career brings. At the same time, medicine is a vocation with great potential benefits—both to the couple and the lives they touch—as God works through their union. How crucial it is for us to focus on helping each other be all God has intended for us to be as individuals and as a couple.

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TCD Summer 2012

Staying Connected to Today’s Medical Family

By Omar Hamada, MD, and Tara Hamada, MD / June 1, 2012 /

In some ways, things have radically changed since the “Leave it To Beaver” and “My Three Sons” concepts of the traditional family from the 1950s. Yet, in other ways, things have remained the same. Regardless, many challenges are being waged against the traditional American family today. With each passing day, the slow but steady advance of tangible threats grows. While some of these threats are easily recognizable, others seem to run under the radar as insidious characteristics of our culture that are eventually accepted as normative. These affect the medical family just as much as they do any other family.

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Pursuing God’s Will Together

By Ruth Haley Barton / May 18, 2012 / Comments Off on Pursuing God’s Will Together

Meetings can sap our energy, rupture community and thoroughly demoralize us. They can go on forever with no resolution. Or they can rush along without consensus just to “get through the agenda.” What if there was another way? Church boards and other Christian leadership teams have long relied on models adapted from the business world. Ruth Haley Barton, president of the Transforming Center, helps teams transition to a much more suitable model―the spiritual community that discerns God’s will together.

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The Freedom Of Self-Forgetfulness

By Timothy Keller / May 4, 2012 / Comments Off on The Freedom Of Self-Forgetfulness

In this short and punchy book, bestselling author Timothy Keller, shows that gospel humility means we can stop connecting every experience, every conversation with ourselves and can thus be free from self condemnation. A truly gospel humble person is not a self-hating person or a self-loving person, but a self-forgetful person. This freedom can be yours…

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WPC Pulse – May 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 1, 2012 /

I grew up in a Christian home and I don’t remember life without Jesus. I always knew I wanted to be a doctor and I attributed it to a God-ordained calling on my life.

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The Supernatural Joy of the Lord

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 1, 2012 /

This edition’s Impact Story is brought to you by Mike O’Callaghan, DDS, a CMDA dental member practicing in Michigan. Mike has led several GHO short-term mission trips and serves on the Dental Advisory Council. He recently published two articles: one was on the topic of short-term mission trips and other titled “Human trafficking and the Dental Professional” was seen in the most recent edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association. ADA members can view the article online here or in JADA print form.

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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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Post-Roe v. Wade: Overt War on Conscience Rages

By Jonathan Imbody / April 1, 2012 /

As Roberta Flack softly coos her 1973 Grammy-winning song in the background, the 2011 TV commercial slowly unveils a stunning, color image of a developing, gently moving baby in utero. The baby’s tiny arm curls upward, framing her glorious face.

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The Ultimate Guys’ Body Book by Walt Larimore, MD

The Ultimate Guys’ Body Book

By Walt Larimore, MD / March 24, 2012 / Comments Off on The Ultimate Guys’ Body Book

Boys’ bodies do the craziest things! They can knock a baseball out to right field or trip in front of the class. But at a certain point, those bodies start to grow and go through some wild changes. You might be wondering things like: “Why don’t I look like him?”

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Spanish Leadership Proverbs by David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics)

Spanish Leadership Proverbs

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) / March 21, 2012 / Comments Off on Spanish Leadership Proverbs

A proverb is a short saying that expresses a truth and offers advice to the reader, often with an element of wit. The authors have distilled the knowledge contained in many leadership books into these potent principles.

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WPC Pulse – March 2012

By Amy Givler, MD / March 1, 2012 /

What is it to be a leader? I don’t see myself as a natural leader, but whether I like it or not, my job makes me a leader. As a doctor I am leading each of my patients to a life, we both hope, of better health.

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Remember to Remember: The Modern Implications of Abortion

By John Patrick, MD / March 1, 2012 /

Remember to remember is a recurrent divine command. God wants us to remember the past in order to celebrate the good and learn to avoid evil. Equally recurrently, the children of Israel forgot to remember and the consequences were usually severe, including exile and slavery.

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WPC Pulse – February 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / February 1, 2012 /

Have I become too consumed with self? With my own agenda? With my own struggles through this medical journey?

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WPC Pulse – January 2012

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA / January 22, 2012 /

I’m guessing (and hoping) that I’m not the only one…not the only WIMD-er who sometimes runs into identity issues with being a woman doctor/dentist…not the only one whose kids’ friends can’t remember to call her “doctor”…not the only one whose patients sometimes express their concern about whether or not I’m old enough or practiced enough (or male enough?) to take care of them…not the only one whose kids have been told by someone “only boys can be doctors.”

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The Point Washington Update – January 2012

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 15, 2012 /

Commentary and update on the state of legislative activities in Washington involving CMDA member interests. In this edition of The Point: Human trafficking, International health, and the Contraception mandate.

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Has God Indeed Said…? A Biblical Perspective on Sexuality, Part 2

By Andrè Van Mol, MD / December 1, 2011 /

Part 1 of the series dealt with pre-marital sex, the biblical model of sexuality, porneia, adultery and polygamy. As a correction to the section regarding porneia in Part 1, it should have stated that forbidding fornication “. . . came from the Tanakh (the Old Testament)” rather than “. . .came from the Tanakh in the Old Testament.”

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2011 Augustine College at CMDA

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / October 27, 2011 / Comments Off on 2011 Augustine College at CMDA

Proper Confidence. 

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Prescription for the Doctor’s Wife by Debby Read

Prescription for the Doctor’s Wife

By Debby Read / September 19, 2011 / Comments Off on Prescription for the Doctor’s Wife

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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Has God Indeed Said…? A Biblical Perspective on Sexuality, Part 1

By Andrè Van Mol, MD / September 1, 2011 /

We are created as sexual beings, so sexuality rightly holds more than a passing interest to us. Likewise, sex sells, but the products offered are often flawed. Confusion lurks for our young people — older ones too — when encouragement for the loosening of sexual standards comes, as it sometimes does, from religious quarters. How should we respond?

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Vaccination information and Recommendations

By Andrè Van Mol, MD / August 1, 2011 /

The safety and advisability of vaccinating our children has become a hot topic, and one of great importance. This handout was prepared to present reliable information, answer questions, provide encouragement, and perhaps spark more Christian enthusiasm for medical science drawn from history.

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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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Mentored by a Milker of Cows

By Walt Larimore, MD / July 1, 2011 /

I knew I needed a mentor. I was busy with my career as a physician — too busy for my family. My priorities were out of whack. I needed someone who would encourage me and keep me on track. So I asked the pastors who came through the hospital, “Who’s the one layperson you know in this area who looks most like Jesus?.”

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Why the Church Needs Bioethics

By John F. Kilner, PhD / June 29, 2011 / Comments Off on Why the Church Needs Bioethics

Three rich and true-to-life case studies illustrate the urgency of such bioethical issues as reproductive and genetic technologies, abortion, forgoing treatment, assisted suicide, stem cell research, and human enhancement technologies, to help you understand and constructively engage bioethical challenges with the resources of Christian wisdom and ministry. Leading Christian voices bring biblical and theological perspective to bear on the incredible medical technologies available today; mobilize useful insights from health care, law, and business; and demonstrate the powerful ways the church can make a difference through counseling, pastoral care, intercultural ministry, preaching, and education. This book equips students, church and lay leaders, and people in health-related fields with the knowledge to make faithful bioethical decisions and to help foster a world where human beings are shown respect as people created in the image of God. By, John F. Kilner, PhD.

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When Missions Shapes the Mission by David Horner (Forward by David Platt)

When Missions Shapes the Mission

By David Horner / June 1, 2011 / Comments Off on When Missions Shapes the Mission

When Missions Shape the Mission unpacks a statistical study of traditionally evangelical churches that reveals their anemic level of commitment to the biblical mandate of making Christ known around the world. Veteran pastor David Horner makes the data easy to understand, challenging other pastors to radically assign their best leadership.

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What are the arguments against legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia?

What are the arguments against legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia?

By Robert Orr, MD, CM / June 1, 2011 /

This article from Dr. Robert Orr published in the summer 2011 edition of Today’s Christian Doctor focuses on the arguments against legalization of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. It also includes a special tear-out section to help you in protecting life.

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Religious Freedom in Healthcare: Navigating the New Era

By Jonathan Imbody / June 1, 2011 /

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to negate the votes of millions of citizens and unilaterally mandate same-sex marriage nationwide threatens to undermine centuries of First Amendment protections, including conscience freedoms for faith-based healthcare professionals.

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Jungle Doctor’s Enemies #5 by Paul White

Jungle Doctor’s Enemies #5

By Paul White / May 20, 2011 / Comments Off on Jungle Doctor’s Enemies #5

Native drums beat an eerie rhythm through the darkness of the jungle. The blind boy, Mubofu, had been secretly bringing children from hostile Chief Chikoti’s village to the hospital for treatment, but now the boy has mysteriously disappeared. Is this part of Chikoti’s evil attack against the Jungle Doctor and his medicine? Will the Jungle Doctor prevail against the power of witchcraft? Another thrilling adventure from Paul White based in Mvumi Hospital in Tanzania. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Ages 8-9, Grades 3-4.

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Jungle Doctor on Safari #8 by Paul White

Jungle Doctor on Safari #8

By Paul White / March 20, 2011 / Comments Off on Jungle Doctor on Safari #8

Yet again the Jungle Doctor is in the thick of a battle for people’s lives. There is so much that good medicine can do to tackle injuries and disease, yet local customs and superstitions are causing problems. The hospital staff is actually held back from saving a woman’s life! Despite poor operating conditions and limited equipment and drugs, other lives are saved. Through it all the Jungle Doctor and his staff know that God answers prayer. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Age 8-9, Grade 3-4.

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Gray Matter by David Levy, MD

Gray Matter

By David Levy, MD / March 1, 2011 / Comments Off on Gray Matter

When highly respected neurosurgeon Dr. David Levy decided to ask his patients whether he could pray with them prior to surgery, he had no idea what to expect. What if the surgery went poorly–who would be to blame?

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Outside the Womb by, D. Joy Riley and Scott B. Rae

Outside the Womb

By D. Joy Riley MD, MA (Ethics) / January 1, 2011 / Comments Off on Outside the Womb

Nearly every infertile couple will consider assisted reproduction at some point. Yet the veritable alphabet soup of complex and often expensive options can be bewildering–as can be the advice, generally unsought, that a couple hears from loved ones and well-meaning counselors.

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TCD Winter 2011 2

Rest for Your Soul

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 1, 2011 /

It was a heavy burden to bear and my soul was weary. I was accused of malpractice in the death of a three-year-old child I had cared for in the emergency room of our local rural hospital. Although I felt confident I had handled the patient as well as anyone could have, I had not communicated very well with the family. The parents spoke little English and I had no time to explain what even I did not understand as we performed invasive tests which culminated in a code and resuscitation. I arranged a life flight to the referral center and the family rushed off into the night on a six-hour drive to the tertiary care center. Tragically and unexpectedly, the toddler deteriorated and died from a rare disease.

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2010 Augustine College at CMDA

2010 Augustine College at CMDA

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / October 27, 2010 / Comments Off on 2010 Augustine College at CMDA

Words with a Sting in Their Tails – Utilitarianism and Reductionism. 7 sessions on CD in a single case.

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Not for Sale by David Batstone

Not for Sale

By David Batstone / October 12, 2010 / Comments Off on Not for Sale

In the revised and updated version of this harrowing yet deeply inspirational exposé, award-winning journalist David Batstone gives the most up-to-date information available on the $31 billion human trafficking epidemic.

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Pedophiles Find a Home for Social Networking

By Andrè Van Mol, MD / September 28, 2010 /

Excerpted from “Pedophiles Find a Home for Social Networking — on Facebook,” Fox News. September 28, 2010–The world’s largest pro-pedophilia advocacy group uses Facebook to connect with its members throughout the world; to find and exchange photos of children; to hone its members’ predatory behavior; and to identify, target and reel in child victims, an investigation by FoxNews.com reveals.

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Jungle Doctor’s Case Book #19 by Paul White

Jungle Doctor’s Case Book #19

By Paul White / September 20, 2010 / Comments Off on Jungle Doctor’s Case Book #19

Day after day disease and illness walk through the doors of the Mvumi hospital. A deaf man is cured remarkably quickly and his hearing completely restored by one visit to the Jungle Doctor. Others have more serious illnesses and take longer to heal, especially those who have been ‘treated’ by the witchdoctor beforehand. Abcesses, broken arms, cataracts and burns all urgently require medical assistance. Even someone who needs spectacles or false teeth can be helped by the Jungle Doctor. But each arrival is more than just another ‘patient’—they are people and they all have a story—and each one goes into the Jungle Doctor’s casebook. Ages 8-9, Grade 3-4.

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Jungle Doctor Sees Red #18 by Paul White

Jungle Doctor Sees Red #18

By Paul White / September 20, 2010 / Comments Off on Jungle Doctor Sees Red #18

As the fiery sun sets over the dry sands the Jungle Doctor is once again in danger. He is there to bring the message of peace as well as medicine…but will anyone listen? Ages 8-9, Grade 3-4.

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Jungle Doctor Goes West #17 by Paul White

Jungle Doctor Goes West #17

By Paul White / September 20, 2010 / Comments Off on Jungle Doctor Goes West #17

Jungle Doctor becomes ill himself and has to rest and then recover by travelling to another part of Tanganika. Mboga, his assistant tries to be helpful but often with rather disastrous but sometimes amusing results. Ages 8-9, Grade 3-4.

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Duplicatability

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA / September 1, 2010 /

I look across the table as Ashley* tells me that there are things no one knows about her, and that her Christian friends would never accept her if they knew . . . that she can’t really believe that God can accept her, since He knows. For some reason, she decided to share them with me.

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Balance: The Possible Impossible Dream

By Richard Swensen, MD / September 1, 2010 /

It’s trendy to be a bomb-thrower regarding balance. “Destructive,” says one Christian author. “A myth,” claims an inspirational speaker. Impossible, undesirable, unrealistic, and unattainable are other accusations hurled in the balance direction. The business magazine Fast Company ran an article headlined “Balance is Bunk!”

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What are the arguments against legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia?

Changing Hearts about Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Richard Johnson, MD / June 1, 2010 /

Dr. Richard Johnson shares his experiences providing testimony in New Hampshire to stop the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in this article from the summer 2010 edition of Today’s Christian Doctor.

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TCD Summer 2010

The Divine Invitation

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 1, 2010 /

When I decided to become a doctor at eight years of age, it is because I believe I was called to do so. Now, twenty-four years later, I know it was a calling. It has to be. Under no circumstance would anyone follow this course unless it was due to a divine invitation. At least this is how I felt after a recently troublesome time in clinic when I learned the importance of praying for the children and families God has placed in my life.

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Cross-Cultural Partnerships by Mary T. Lederleitner

Cross-Cultural Partnerships

By Mary T. Lederleitner / March 23, 2010 / Comments Off on Cross-Cultural Partnerships

Nothing derails global partnerships more quickly than cultural misunderstandings about finances. North Americans don’t understand cultural expectations of patronage, and Western money often comes with subtle strings attached.

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Making Truth-Telling Your Practice

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / January 30, 2010 /

Sixty years of hiding the truth taught this doctor a very hard lesson.

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Leading Across Cultures by James E. Plueddemann

Leading Across Cultures

By James E. Plueddemann / November 28, 2009 / Comments Off on Leading Across Cultures

The worldwide church is more interconnected than ever before. Africans work with Australians in India. Koreans plant churches in London and Los Angeles. But globalization creates challenges, since different cultures often have conflicting assumptions about leadership values and styles.

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The Sovereignty of God: Surrendering to Sovereignty

By Richard Swensen, MD / November 1, 2009 /

Einstein’s life began badly and kept getting worse. At birth, his parents were alarmed about his malformed head. They prayed his brain was not damaged. He was slow to speak, raising fears of retardation. “Classmates regarded Albert as a freak,” said a friend. “Teachers thought him dull-witted because of his failure to learn by rote and his strange behavior.” When his father asked what profession suited the boy, the headmaster said, “It doesn’t matter; he’ll never make a success of anything.”

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Augustine College at CMDA April 3-5, 2009

2009 Augustine College at CMDA

By John Patrick, MD / October 27, 2009 / Comments Off on 2009 Augustine College at CMDA

Seven sessions by speakers John Patrick, MD and Edward Tingley, PhD on CD.

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Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor by Robert D Orr, MD, CM

Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor

By Robert Orr, MD, CM / October 20, 2009 / Comments Off on Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor

Clinical ethics is a relatively new discipline within medicine, generated not so much by the “Can we?” questions of fact and prognosis that physicians usually address, but primarily by the more uncomfortable gray areas having to do with “Should we? questions. Should we use a feeding tube for Mom? How should we deal with our baby about to be born with life-threatening anomalies? Should our son be taken off dialysis, even though he’ll die without it? What should we do with our mentally ill sister, who has proven that she is untreatable? In this book, Orr draws on his extensive medical knowledge and experience to offer a wealth of guidance regarding real-life dilemmas in clinical ethics. Replete with instructive case studies, Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor is an invaluable resource that reintroduced the human element to a discussion so often detached from the very people it claims to be concerned about.

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When All Plans Fail: Workbook by Paul R. Williams, MD

When All Plans Fail: Workbook

By Paul Williams / October 1, 2009 / Comments Off on When All Plans Fail: Workbook

Disasters are becoming more frequent in the U.S. and around the globe. Ask yourself, “Am I prepared?” Written by a leading expert in global disaster relief, this hope-filled book offers a practical, step by step, 21-day plan that will help prepare you and your loved ones for disasters.

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Jungle Doctor to the Rescue #15 by Paul White

Jungle Doctor to the Rescue #15

By Paul White / September 20, 2009 / Comments Off on Jungle Doctor to the Rescue #15

There are dark and dangerous events afoot in Mvumi. The Jungle Doctor not only has to look out for the needs of his sick patients but he also has to keep an eye out for his staff. There is a poisoner on the loose and they are all in danger as Dawa, the witchdoctor has vengeance on his mind. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Age 8-9, Grade 3-4.

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Jungle Doctor Looks for Trouble #13 by Paul White

Jungle Doctor Looks for Trouble #13

By Paul White / September 20, 2009 / Comments Off on Jungle Doctor Looks for Trouble #13

The Jungle Doctor is in the thick of adventure and danger yet again. This time there is a vicious village to contend with and someone has been stabbed. But with God’s help the Jungle Doctor and his medical team save lives, and not only that, they share the real life saving truth of Jesus Christ. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Age 8-9, Grade 3-4.

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Seeking Justice for Modern Day Slaves

By Jeffrey Barrows DO, MA (Bioethics) / September 1, 2009 /

When Jill was 14, she was forced to run away from home to escape repeated physical and sexual abuse. She ended up in the home of Bruce who found her alone at a local mall and promised her a job in his home “business.”

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Nationalized Healthcare: Prescription or Problem- A Debate

By Andrè Van Mol, MD / September 1, 2009 /

We asked two Christian physicians to share their divergent perspectives on nationalized healthcare. References for Dr. Emil’s answers are first in the endnote section, in Arabic numerals; Dr. Van Mol’s notes follow, in Roman numerals. Reader response is welcome.

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Montana vs. Baxter

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 27, 2009 /

An amicus curiae brief filed regarding physician-assisted suicide.

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The Doctor's Bible

The Doctor’s Bible

By Al Weir, MD / January 1, 2009 / Comments Off on The Doctor’s Bible

Articles written especially for doctors by Al Weir, MD and CMDA’s ethics statements are printed in a special section.

The Doctor’s Bible contains the full text of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, one of today’s most accurate and readable translations, in a compact, easily accessed resource for busy doctors and dentists who work hourly under heavy demands and expectations. In addition to the biblical text, the Doctor’s Bible has several articles, written by CMDA’s own Dr. Al Weir, that enable doctors to see opportunities to witness for Christ. It also includes the text of CMDA ethics statements on some of the most difficult and controversial topics in medical ethics. All of this is bound in black bonded leather, and is a handy 4.5″ x 7″ x 1″ size. By, Al Weir, MD

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Preachers of Righteousness

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) / December 1, 2008 /

I never planned to be a “preacher of righteousness,” as Peter described Noah in 2 Peter 2:5. It all started a few weeks after I became the CEO of CMDA in 1994. The most common comment from graduate members in those days was, “CMDA was great when I was in training, but what does it do for me now?”

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Jungle Doctor Stings a Scorpion #11 by Paul White

Jungle Doctor Stings a Scorpion #11

By Paul White / November 20, 2008 / Comments Off on Jungle Doctor Stings a Scorpion #11

The Jungle Doctor has a battle to fight while trying to save people’s lives. Infections and disease he can defeat with medicine and good hygiene, but Nje, the witchdoctor, cooks the stings of scorpions in his evil potions. Instead of bringing health and joy to his patients, he brings sickness, fear, and even death. However, the time comes when the witchdoctor urgently needs the help of the Jungle Doctor himself. Nje’s life depends on it. Read more about Dr. White and the Jungle Doctor books in the description of the Jungle Doctor set. Age 8-9, Grade 3-4.

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Why Human Bioenhancement Technologies Are a Bad Idea

By C. Ben Mitchell, PhD / November 1, 2008 /

Human beings are almost obsessive innovators. Homo sapiens (knower) is by nature Homo faber (fabricator). Thank God He has made us so. Life without what Michael Novak has called “the fire of invention” would be nasty, bloody, and brutish. Medicine and biotechnology are two spheres where innovation is especially rewarded. So it is no surprise that we contemplate the possibility of human biological enhancements.

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Till We Have Minds

By William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD / November 1, 2008 /

A panel of Princeton University scientists recently gathered together to deliberate “whether strong religious belief can coexist with reliance on science.”2 Constraining their definition of truth to “factual human knowledge,” the panel, led by professor of molecular biology Lee Silver, posed the provocative question, whether “science has effectively demonstrated that religious beliefs have no place in the rational mind.”2 How one decides that question guides the answer to a related question essential for the Christian physician. How can faith in Jesus Christ coexist with medical science

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Physician as Employee: Is This What I Signed Up For?

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA / September 1, 2008 /

Healthcare has changed dramatically over the past fifty years. Theories abound as to the various causes and their effects – with managed care, the Generation X work ethic, and increased numbers of women in medicine being three commonly cited reasons for the decline of the traditional “family doc” who made house-calls and whose work hours were 24/7 as needed and the steep increase in the “physician shift worker” who figuratively clocks in and out and leaves his pager behind when he is off duty.

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Ten Questions You May Hear from Your Patients About Alternative Medicine

By Dónal P. O'Mathúna, PhD / September 1, 2008 /

In this article from the fall 2008 edition of Today’s Christian Doctor, Dr. Dónal P. O’Mathúna offers answers to common questions patients have about the increasing alternative medical options available.

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TCD Fall 2008

Physician as Employee: Is This What I Signed Up For?

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / September 1, 2008 /

Healthcare has changed dramatically over the past fifty years. Theories abound as to the various causes and their effects – with managed care, the Generation X work ethic, and increased numbers of women in medicine being three commonly cited reasons for the decline of the traditional “family doc” who made house-calls and whose work hours were 24/7 as needed and the steep increase in the “physician shift worker” who figuratively clocks in and out and leaves his pager behind when he is off duty. Managed care brought financial pressures to bear on physicians in solo practice. Generation X brought a tide of newly graduated physicians whose definition of balance was quite different from that of their parents’ generation.

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The Hand on My Scalpel by David C. Thompson, MD

The Hand on My Scalpel

By David C. Thompson, MD / July 15, 2008 / Comments Off on The Hand on My Scalpel

This is not just a book about surgery, or even about surgery in a remote jungle station. It is about God and His unpredictable working in the life and ministry of a missionary kid from Cambodia who ends up as a medical doctor at an isolated hospital in Gabon, West Africa.

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