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In Memory of Dr. Pete Dawson

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / August 5, 2019 / Comments Off on In Memory of Dr. Pete Dawson

Christian Medical & Dental Associations® Student Chapters from around the world.

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Conscience Freedoms Protect Against Ideological Agendas April 5, 2018

Engage before they come for you

By Jonathan Imbody / August 1, 2019 /

Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) member and OB/Gyn physician Dr. Regina Frost appears to be a modern-day Queen Esther, taking a courageous stand for the faith as did the Biblical heroine. Dr. Frost is the face of Christian doctors in a high-stakes federal lawsuit to protect the new federal conscience protection rule from legal assault.

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Christian Doctor’s Digest – August 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / August 1, 2019 /

In this month’s podcast, Dr. David Stevens interviews Dr. Den Trumbull about his book Loving by Leading. Next, he is joined by Dr. Mike Chupp, CMDA’s new and incoming Chief Executive Officer.

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Campbell Appointed Chief Operating Officer; Courtney Moves into VP Role

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Campbell Appointed Chief Operating Officer; Courtney Moves into VP Role

Bristol, Tennessee, July 31, 2019 – Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) has appointed Jamey Campbell as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the nation’s largest faith-based association of healthcare professionals headquartered in Bristol, Tennessee. Jamey has more than 25 years of experience in communications and development, serving for the last decade at CMDA as the Vice President for Stewardship Development.

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67 Days Al Weir, MD July 30, 2019

67 Days

By Al Weir, MD / July 30, 2019 /

“‘…Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty” (Zechariah 4:6, NIV 1984).

I walked into the room and saw a young woman I had never met sitting next to my patient. “This is my daughter,” he said. I remembered something about his daughter from our previous conversations and greeted her. “67 days,” he said, softly at first so that I did not understand. Within my silence he spoke more clearly, “67 days.” Our past conversations came back clearly. On our last visit, his greatest anguish was not for his illness, but for his daughter addicted to drugs. She was now 67 days free from them. “I certainly prayed for you,” I told her. “It’s all because of Jesus,” her father said.

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Student Chapters

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Student Chapters

Christian Medical & Dental Associations® Student Chapters from around the world.

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Person-First Language

By Amy Givler, MD / July 25, 2019 /

Words are important. The words I use to describe my patients, even if I am only thinking those words and not speaking them, affect how I feel about them and how I treat them. I’ve known this for a long time, so I work hard to guard both my thinking and my speech as I care for patients. I don’t consider myself prone to making snap judgments about people based on their appearance—that is, I don’t see myself as biased.

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Coalition Offended and Displeased With Recent Comments Attacking Conscience Rights

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Coalition Offended and Displeased With Recent Comments Attacking Conscience Rights

Washington, D.C. – July 25, 2019 – Today, a coalition of medical organizations released a public statement condemning recent statements on abortion and conscience protections made by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Osteopathic Association. The letter calls on this “Group of Six” to respect their position and represent all physician members in their public statements.

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Abiding in Albany

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 24, 2019 /

As the director of a healthcare ministry in one of the largest medical communities in the world, I am constantly thinking through obstacles and evaluating the goals we wish to accomplish as the ministry develops. One of the biggest hurdles that I’ve encountered in this ministry is time. In my experience, the healthcare student and provider schedule is often jammed with events and activities. Constantly, they are confronted with new challenges where they are forced to expend voluminous amounts of energy to accomplish their tasks.

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Touched with the Feeling of Our Infirmities

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 24, 2019 /

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15, KJV).

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As Best I Can Al Weir, MD December 26, 2018

Step by Step

By Al Weir, MD / July 23, 2019 /

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6, ESV).

We all have different methods in our daily intercessory prayers. I pray geographically for those I know around the country. Some folk stay on my geographic list a long time and I hear nothing from them. I was praying for Ken yesterday morning as I have been for many years. Not hearing from him for months and receiving only an answering machine message when I called, I asked the Lord, “Please let Ken call me today since I cannot reach him.” Sure enough, Ken called this evening, and the reconnection was made—and God told me, “Continue.”

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End of Life Issues

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 22, 2019 / Comments Off on End of Life Issues

As a Christian healthcare professional, have your colleagues ever looked down at you for refusing to prescribe the morning after pill? Or have you ever been punished for maintaining your religious beliefs instead of believing in evolution? Or have you ever been harassed by an attending trying to force you to perform an abortion?

If you’ve experienced any type of hostility or discrimination like this, then you know how important it is for healthcare workers to protect their right of conscience. Right of conscience is defined as the right to practice healthcare in accordance with your deeply held religious, moral or ethical convictions.

Healthcare professionals are being pressured and discriminated against by employers and colleagues because of their deeply held religious or moral beliefs. Almost one in four faith-based professionals state that they have been discriminated against by employers, educators or others in the healthcare system. Nearly two out of five have been pressured to violate their beliefs by referring, writing a prescription or doing a procedure.

Abolishing the right of conscience is dangerous. It’s not just dangerous for the physicians and healthcare workers, but it’s also dangerous for our country, our healthcare system and every patient. In a recent survey of more than 2,800 faith-based doctors, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurses, 95 percent of them said they would quit medicine before violating their conscience.

CMDA is committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of the fight to protect the rights of medical professionals. We’ve compiled a great number of resources that you can use to educate yourself and others about this important issue. So get involved today: talk about the issue with your friends, write your senators and send a letter to your local newspaper to let others know how important it is to maintain the right of conscience.

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Why Do You Follow Jesus? July 24, 2018

We Must Never Forget Lest We Become Lukewarm

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA / July 18, 2019 /

In this week’s blog post, Dr. Autumn Dawn Galbreath shares about visiting Poland, what she does to prepare for a trip to another country and how what happened in Auschwitz pushes her to think about suffering for Christ and her desire to pursue Christ above everything else.

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Scared to Life October 2, 2018

On the Side: July 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 16, 2019 /

Our new home is not exactly a new house. It has been standing here for almost 100 years. Never having owned an old home, I was concerned about the home inspection prior to our closing. My girlfriend looked at me and said, “Relax. That house has been standing forever. It is fine.”

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The Scattering Job Al Weir, MD July 16, 2019

The Scattering Job

By Al Weir, MD / July 16, 2019 /

“He also said, ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how’” (Mark 4:26-27, NIV 1984).

Jerry is a follower of Christ who was recently recovering in a rehab facility that also housed a nursing home. At dinner he was regularly seated next to two men who had difficulty with cognition. One was 103 years old and had a “fetish for sweets.” The other ate grilled cheese sandwiches for every meal. Speaking of his life as a Christian witness in that venue, Jerry told me, “How in the world could I hope that my witness would be of any value when these men were suffering from such dementia? It was impossible!”

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Columbus

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Columbus

There are extreme pressures and challenges that we face as we pursue a vocational life in healthcare. CMDA is a Christian spiritual resource, supporting and connecting practitioners and students in healthcare in Central Ohio.

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Connect, Communicate with, Walk Alongside

By Matthew Montgomery, MD / July 15, 2019 /

Our newly formed South Central Pennsylvania CMDA Chapter certainly upholds these ideals. One function of the South Central chapter is connection with the national organization and its many resources, meetings, and conferences. However, as a local group, we also can help connect, encourage and inspire each other with our walk with Jesus in healthcare on a much more personal level. We intend to facilitate this through this through this blog, small local get togethers in the various towns in the area, and Lord willing, a larger event for the whole region. The students at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine have been a focus for CMDA is the region, appropriately so. We hope to continue this but also to expand this to practicing colleagues in the region.

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Newsroom Archives

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Newsroom Archives

Christian Medical & Dental Associations® News Releases

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Between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, B.C. #139040

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 15, 2019 /

Physician-owned, independent family practice network in northwest Washington State seeking Family Medicine or Med/Peds physicians. Full spectrum of family medicine, from obstetrics and prenatal care, preventive and wellness care, sports medicine, minor procedures (joint injections, suturing) to geriatrics. In addition to our outpatient practices, we have our own embedded lab services in most of our clinics, an inpatient services program, two urgent care clinics, and a medical testing center.

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Pediatric Dental opening in New England #120585

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Pediatric Dental opening in New England #120585

Well-established independent, general dentistry/pediatric group are seeking a Pediatric Dentistry provider. Well-established group serving the community for over 40 years. Staff consists of 3 full time and 1 part time dentists, 1 pediatric dentist, 5 dental assistants and 5 dental hygienists. Voted one of Concord’s best dental practices, we provide quality care for the entire family.

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Dermatologist Needed in San Antonio #325358

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Dermatologist Needed in San Antonio #325358

Join an independent, single specialty group in San Antonio seeking Board Certified/Board Eligible Dermatologist. Practice has 5 offices in the Greater San Antonio area and one in New Braunfels, TX. Group consists of 3 Dermatologists and 9 Advanced Practitioners. Practice offers dermatology services with a full range of skin treatments for patients of all ages as well as advanced aesthetic services. Willing to consider a full or part-time physician.

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The Dream Al Weir, MD July 9, 2019

The Dream

By Al Weir, MD / July 9, 2019 /

Our view of Tirana was magnificent from the 25th floor of the Plaza. The international scientific speakers had completed their presentations and the Albanian doctors were discussing among themselves. These bright physicians were as knowledgeable as those who had presented this fantastic new science but had no way to use that science due to their diminished resources. They have been my friends for many years and one of them spoke, “This is great to hear, but for us it is just a dream.” Then another took the microphone and chastened his discouraged colleagues, “Yes, but we insist on the dream.”

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New York V. HHS

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 3, 2019 / Comments Off on New York V. HHS

Membership Donate to CMDA LEGISLATIVE ALERT:     CMDA Enters Major Rights of Conscience Federal Suit. The most important legal case that CMDA has been involved in effecting the very future of faith-based professionals in healthcare. Rights of Conscience: “… There could be a court order that could cause me and other physicians to have…

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Opportunity to Practice OB/Gyn in Northern Virginia #288259

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Opportunity to Practice OB/Gyn in Northern Virginia #288259

A well-established, independent OB/Gyn practice is seeking another OB/Gyn provider. Currently there are 5 physicians and 1 CNM on staff. Seeking someone with excellent communication skills, compassionate and dedicated to providing the highest quality of medical services. One of the physicians is retiring is the reason for recruiting.

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Conscience Freedoms Protect Against Ideological Agendas April 5, 2018

Administration Moves to Bind Human Tissue Research to Ethical Considerations

By Jonathan Imbody / July 3, 2019 /

By implementing a new policy promulgated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Trump administration has moved to stop taxpayer funding of the use of fetal tissue, from elective abortions, for research purposes.

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Believing God Al Weir, MD July 2, 2019

Believing God

By Al Weir, MD / July 2, 2019 /

“He said to his disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?’” (Mark 4:40, NIV 1984).

I settled into a chair in the hotel lounge away from the crowd so that I might catch up on my email, with some real anxiety over the news that email was bringing me. Earlier in our mission I had prayed that each of us might be ready for God’s work of interruption. Just so, an Albanian medical student saw me sitting there alone and asked, “Are you busy?” As he sat down, he reflected on an earlier talk I had given and asked, “Which level of happiness are you experiencing?” As we talked, I asked him about his own faith experience. He described, “I am a Christian. My mother is a Christian who believes. My father is a Christian who does not believe. I am more like my father.”

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Christian Doctor’s Digest – July 2019

Christian Doctor’s Digest – July 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / July 1, 2019 /

In this month’s podcast, Dr. David Stevens is joined by Dr. Tyler VanderWeele to talk about the link between religious upbringing and health. Next, Senior Vice President Gene Rudd interviews Dr. Ron Bryce about his book Fingerprint of God. Finally, listen and learn more about Dr. Bill Griffin, CMDA’s new Dental Director.

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Scapegoating the Church for LGBT Suicide and Stigma

Scapegoating the Church for LGBT Suicide and Stigma

By Andrè Van Mol, MD / June 27, 2019 /

Health statistics for people who identify as GLBTQ+ are recognized as poor compared to the general population. Finding causation for those negative statistics in stigma and the religious groups that allegedly promote it is the ideological zeitgeist. California Assemblyman Evan Low just introduced non-binding resolution ACR-99 Civil rights: lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people, which states, “The stigma associated with being LGBT often created by groups in society, including therapists and religious groups, has caused disproportionately high rates of suicide, attempted suicide, depression, rejection, and isolation amongst LGBT and questioning individuals;” and it isn’t the only time “religious groups,” “pastors” or “religious leaders” are mentioned in the text condemning “conversion therapy.” It’s conceptual and factual error and ultimately hurts sexual minorities. Blame shifting does that.

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A Deeper Faith Al Weir, MD May 21, 2019

Preaching to Myself

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 26, 2019 /

Like most of my writings, much of what I have to say is me preaching to myself. Recently I have been struck by several encounters with patients who were either very irritated or irritating. Either way, what should our response be? When someone is being demanding or has unrealistic requests and is upset when we cannot fulfill them? Or maybe they are just plain rude? What do we do?

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Blog

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Blog

The Christian Medical and Dental Associations of South Central Pennsylvania (CMDA South Central PA) exists to glorify God by motivating, educating, and equipping Christian healthcare professionals and students in order to transform lives with the gospel. CMDA South Central PA’s vision is to strengthen and equip physicians, PA’s, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, students, and other healthcare professionals with the wisdom and compassion of Christ as they transform their professional fields through holistic care. Through this network of Christ-centered, compassionate caregivers, people receive the latest medical treatment through the transformative power of the gospel.

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About Us

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 25, 2019 / Comments Off on About Us

The Christian Medical and Dental Associations of South Central Pennsylvania (CMDA South Central PA) exists to glorify God by motivating, educating, and equipping Christian healthcare professionals and students in order to transform lives with the gospel. CMDA South Central PA’s vision is to strengthen and equip physicians, PA’s, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, students, and other healthcare professionals with the wisdom and compassion of Christ as they transform their professional fields through holistic care. Through this network of Christ-centered, compassionate caregivers, people receive the latest medical treatment through the transformative power of the gospel.

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Calling 911 Al Weir, MD June 25, 2019

Calling 911

By Al Weir, MD / June 25, 2019 /

“When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you’” (John 17:1, ESV).

William carries the diagnosis of autism. He is a handsome and strong young man whose family loves the Lord. I have been praying daily for William, but my prayers may not have been correct. A few years ago, when William was much younger, his family was gathered with all eight of William’s siblings and cousins. As usual, there was vigorous activity throughout the house. Then someone noticed that William was missing.

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South Central Pennsylvania

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 24, 2019 / Comments Off on South Central Pennsylvania

The Christian Medical and Dental Associations of South Central Pennsylvania (CMDA South Central PA) exists to glorify God by motivating, educating, and equipping Christian healthcare professionals and students in order to transform lives with the gospel. CMDA South Central PA’s vision is to strengthen and equip physicians, PA’s, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, students, and other healthcare professionals with the wisdom and compassion of Christ as they transform their professional fields through holistic care. Through this network of Christ-centered, compassionate caregivers, people receive the latest medical treatment through the transformative power of the gospel.

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About Us

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 24, 2019 / Comments Off on About Us

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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Upstate South Carolina

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Upstate South Carolina

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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Newsletters

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Newsletters

CMDA DC serves to encourage and equip our local emerging and practicing healthcare professionals to continue in their good work in a culture that is counter to God’s Kingdom. We desire to minister to the spiritual needs of our students and healthcare professionals to develop and grow in faith throughout their careers as they treat bodies and souls locally and globally. We hope our work expands the local body of Believers that complements the faith-based and healthcare community and transforms our culture.

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Discipleship Deserves Our Investment

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 20, 2019 /

Thank you for your review, feedback, and shout-outs given toward last month’s newsletter. It was our first newsletter for this ministry and we pray that it blessed you. I give a personal shout out to my colleague and graphic designer Mariah, whose talents helped our content to shine. I pray that this month’s content blesses you as you read the story of one of our medical students who shares her journey of faith and how CMDA, her godly community and her peers have helped to disciple her faith.

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About Us

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on About Us

CMDA DC serves to encourage and equip our local emerging and practicing healthcare professionals to continue in their good work in a culture that is counter to God’s Kingdom. We desire to minister to the spiritual needs of our students and healthcare professionals to develop and grow in faith throughout their careers as they treat bodies and souls locally and globally. We hope our work expands the local body of Believers that complements the faith-based and healthcare community and transforms our culture.

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Washington DC

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Washington DC

CMDA DC serves to encourage and equip our local emerging and practicing healthcare professionals to continue in their good work in a culture that is counter to God’s Kingdom. We desire to minister to the spiritual needs of our students and healthcare professionals to develop and grow in faith throughout their careers as they treat bodies and souls locally and globally. We hope our work expands the local body of Believers that complements the faith-based and healthcare community and transforms our culture.

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Blog

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Blog

CMDA Houston’s vision is to strengthen and equip physicians, PA’s, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, students, and other healthcare professionals with the wisdom and compassion of Christ as they transform their professional fields through holistic care. Through this network of Christ-centered, compassionate caregivers, people receive the latest medical treatment through the transformative power of the gospel.

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About the Houston Chapter

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on About the Houston Chapter

CMDA Houston’s vision is to strengthen and equip physicians, PA’s, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, students, and other healthcare professionals with the wisdom and compassion of Christ as they transform their professional fields through holistic care. Through this network of Christ-centered, compassionate caregivers, people receive the latest medical treatment through the transformative power of the gospel.

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In Favor of Organ Donation? June 20, 2019

In Favor of Organ Donation?

By D. Joy Riley MD, MA (Ethics) / June 20, 2019 /

The Department of Health & Social Care of GOV.UK recently notified its email subscribers of a new law regarding organ donation in England. Beginning in 2020, “Everyone in England over the age of 18 will be considered to be in favour of donating their organs and tissues after death unless: They have said they don’t want to donate their organs (they have ‘opted out’). They have appointed a representative to decide for them after their death. They are in one of the excluded groups – under the age of 18, ordinarily resident in England for less than 12 months before their death, or lack mental capacity for a significant period before their death.”

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Grand Rapids area near Lake Michigan #189624

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 19, 2019 /

Multi-specialty dental group with 4 offices seeking a Pediatric Dentist. Practice is a general and pediatric specialty office with 22 total operatories, 14 for adults and 8 for pediatrics. Recently expanded pediatric wing to better serve the demand in the area.

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Houston

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Houston

CMDA Houston’s vision is to strengthen and equip physicians, PA’s, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, students, and other healthcare professionals with the wisdom and compassion of Christ as they transform their professional fields through holistic care. Through this network of Christ-centered, compassionate caregivers, people receive the latest medical treatment through the transformative power of the gospel.

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Reproductive Issues

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Reproductive Issues

As a Christian healthcare professional, have your colleagues ever looked down at you for refusing to prescribe the morning after pill? Or have you ever been punished for maintaining your religious beliefs instead of believing in evolution? Or have you ever been harassed by an attending trying to force you to perform an abortion?

If you’ve experienced any type of hostility or discrimination like this, then you know how important it is for healthcare workers to protect their right of conscience. Right of conscience is defined as the right to practice healthcare in accordance with your deeply held religious, moral or ethical convictions.

Healthcare professionals are being pressured and discriminated against by employers and colleagues because of their deeply held religious or moral beliefs. Almost one in four faith-based professionals state that they have been discriminated against by employers, educators or others in the healthcare system. Nearly two out of five have been pressured to violate their beliefs by referring, writing a prescription or doing a procedure.

Abolishing the right of conscience is dangerous. It’s not just dangerous for the physicians and healthcare workers, but it’s also dangerous for our country, our healthcare system and every patient. In a recent survey of more than 2,800 faith-based doctors, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurses, 95 percent of them said they would quit medicine before violating their conscience.

CMDA is committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of the fight to protect the rights of medical professionals. We’ve compiled a great number of resources that you can use to educate yourself and others about this important issue. So get involved today: talk about the issue with your friends, write your senators and send a letter to your local newspaper to let others know how important it is to maintain the right of conscience.

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Significance Al Weir, MD June 18, 2019

Significance

By Al Weir, MD / June 18, 2019 /

“The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar and said, ‘If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself’” (Luke 23:36, NIV 1984).

Each of us should have a few very special friends in our lives. Dr. Mark Johnston is one of those for me. I love this man, and God has done amazing things through his life, none of which I will mention here. He and I have been serving together in an Albanian mission for Christ over the last 25 years. Mark has been feeling the call of God into an even deeper walk with Him. Not long ago, Mark’s pastor asked his church members to place on the altar a sacrifice, to give to God something that God would truly desire. As Mark was praying earnestly what sacrificial offering might please his Lord, he clearly heard the inaudible message, “How about significance?”

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Opportunity for Primary Care in Asheville, NC #238677

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 17, 2019 /

Faith-based outpatient only practice is seeking a Primary Care physician. Group of 5 internal medicine physicians and 1 advanced practitioner. Family Medicine or Med/Peds physicians will see adult patients but also have an opportunity to build a pediatric practice. Physicians average 16 to 18 patients per day and call schedule is telephone call only and 1 weekday per week and every 5th weekend. Partnership after 1 year with no buy-in.

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Emerging Leaders Pass on the Ministry of Dentistry June 17, 2019

Emerging Leaders Pass on the Ministry of Dentistry

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 17, 2019 /

“For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel” (Ezra 7:10, NKJV).

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Wellness Assessment

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Wellness Assessment

If the stresses of life are weighing on you, or you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, or even if you believe you are in a really good place right now, take the free assessment and see where you stand. After completion, we’ll give you some free resources related to your results.

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Opportunity 20 Minutes from Dallas #296484

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 13, 2019 /

An independent, outpatient only practice just north of Dallas is seeking a Nurse Practitioner. The practice offers quality, convenient healthcare for all generations in a beautiful newly built clinic in 2015. Their services include preventative and acute care, as well as sports medicine and many office procedures including minor trauma, skin lesion removal, vasectomy, and circumcision. They primarily see young healthy families with our average patient age of 37 years.

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Opportunity on the Coast of Florida #119431

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Opportunity on the Coast of Florida #119431

Opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant to join a solo Cardiac Electrophysiology physician. There is also a Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant on staff. Call every third weekend. Join a thriving, lovely employee base with wonderful patients. They use a team approach to ensure the best quality & continuity of care. They offer a tradition of innovation & advanced cardiac electrophysiology procedures.

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Urgent Care Opportunity #101542

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Urgent Care Opportunity #101542

An independent urgent care practice seeking to add an experienced Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. Will consider either full or part-time providers. The practice is urgent care, with some scheduled appointments. The operational hours are from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday with some scheduled appointments. Lab and x-ray are on the premises. Inpatient referred to local hospitalists.

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Trust in Patient Relationships June 13, 2019

Trust in Patient Relationships

By Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics) / June 13, 2019 /

Any third year medical student knows that the basic principles of medical ethics are autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice. At least, that is, according to Beauchamp and Childress’s Principles of Medical Ethics, first published in 1985. For many people these are the only specific guidelines we should employ in sorting through clinical ethics conundrums. In western medicine, Autonomy (with a capital A) seems to be the primary, major consideration. The customer is always right.

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Chapter Template

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Chapter Template

CMDA Member Login Membership Donate CHAPTER IMAGE HEADER and OFFICIAL LOGO This is a placeholder sample menu Menu Home About Our Mission & Vision Board of Reference State Directors Events Resources Library Position Statements Abortion Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide Healthcare Right of Conscience Issues Beginning of Life End of Life Research Sexuality Healthcare Practice…

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TCD/CDD Subscription Preferences

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 12, 2019 / Comments Off on TCD/CDD Subscription Preferences

Membership Donate Website Terms & Conditions Toll Free: 1-888-230-2637 Frequently Asked Questions Member Search Directory

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Right of Conscience | Freedom of Faith & Conscience | Religious Freedom

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Right of Conscience | Freedom of Faith & Conscience | Religious Freedom

As a Christian healthcare professional, have your colleagues ever looked down at you for refusing to prescribe the morning after pill? Or have you ever been punished for maintaining your religious beliefs instead of believing in evolution? Or have you ever been harassed by an attending trying to force you to perform an abortion?

If you’ve experienced any type of hostility or discrimination like this, then you know how important it is for healthcare workers to protect their right of conscience. Right of conscience is defined as the right to practice healthcare in accordance with your deeply held religious, moral or ethical convictions.

Healthcare professionals are being pressured and discriminated against by employers and colleagues because of their deeply held religious or moral beliefs. Almost one in four faith-based professionals state that they have been discriminated against by employers, educators or others in the healthcare system. Nearly two out of five have been pressured to violate their beliefs by referring, writing a prescription or doing a procedure.

Abolishing the right of conscience is dangerous. It’s not just dangerous for the physicians and healthcare workers, but it’s also dangerous for our country, our healthcare system and every patient. In a recent survey of more than 2,800 faith-based doctors, pharmacists, physician assistants and nurses, 95 percent of them said they would quit medicine before violating their conscience.

CMDA is committed to providing the most up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of the fight to protect the rights of medical professionals. We’ve compiled a great number of resources that you can use to educate yourself and others about this important issue. So get involved today: talk about the issue with your friends, write your senators and send a letter to your local newspaper to let others know how important it is to maintain the right of conscience.

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Close Proximity to Florence #231826

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Close Proximity to Florence #231826

Single specialty group of 5 family physicians and 4 advanced practitioners seeking Family Medicine associate. Well-established outpatient only practice where physicians average 25 patients daily and call schedule is telephone call only and currently 1 in 10. Procedure-oriented practice. We perform many minor procedures, as well as endoscopy. We have a full-service lab and radiology department including CT with over read by teleradiography. New physicians need not do procedures if desired. No OB, no hospital call, no nursing home call. Excellent compensation and benefit package.

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Northern Virginia Near D.C. #170997

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Northern Virginia Near D.C. #170997

Faith-based outpatient only practice in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C. seeking Family Medicine associate. Group of two Family Medicine physicians and one advanced practitioner. Excellent staff and practice support. Family oriented community with excellent schools and numerous churches. Physicians would average 25-30 patients daily and call is telephone call only and very light (1 in every 5 weeks/weekends). Competitive compensation and benefits.

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30 Minutes from Kansas City #324293

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on 30 Minutes from Kansas City #324293

Excellent opportunity to join a hospital owned practice in rural area of north central Missouri only 30 minutes from Kansas City. Currently seeking Family Medicine physician, OB optional. Both inpatient and outpatient medicine required and operative OB is welcome. Practice consists of 4 Family Medicine Physicians and 4 Advance Practice Providers (NPs/PAs). Physicians average 20 patients per day and call schedule is 5-10 weekdays per month and 1 weekend per month. Excellent compensation and benefit package with loan repayment available.

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Author | Contributor Richard A. Swenson, MD

Richard A. Swenson, MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 /

Richard A. Swenson, MD, received his B.S. in physics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Denison University (1970) and his M.D. from the University of Illinois School of Medicine (1974). Following five years of private practice, in 1982 Dr. Swenson accepted a teaching position as Associate Clinical Professor within the University of Wisconsin Medical School system where he taught for fifteen years. He currently is a full-time futurist, physician-researcher, author, and educator. As a physician, his focus is “cultural medicine,” researching the intersection of health and culture. As a futurist, his emphasis is fourfold: the future of the world system, western culture, faith, and healthcare.

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Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD

Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 /

Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD, received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his ThD from Duke University Divinity School. He is assistant professor of psychiatry and pastoral and moral theology at Duke University Medical Center and Duke Divinity School. He teaches and mentors divinity students, medical and other health professions students and psychiatry residents at Duke.

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Campus Advisor Application

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Campus Advisor Application

Membership Donate About Student Life Connect Grow Online Resource Portal Student Pulse Podcast Webinar Series The VIE Poster Session Doing the Right Thing Christian Friendly Residences Student & Resident Life Blog Student Life Apparel CMDA App Lead Campus Leadership Training National Leadership Opportunities Leading Your Campus Chapter National Student Community Go Global Health Outreach International…

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William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 /

William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD, is professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic and an expert on disorders of the autonomic nervous system. At Mayo Clinic in Florida he chairs the Ethics Committee and leads the Program in Professionalism & Values. The neurology department chose him as teacher of the year in 2015. At CMDA Dr. Cheshire chairs the Ethics Committee.

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Dónal P. O’Mathúna, PhD, Author

Dónal P. O’Mathúna, PhD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 /

Dónal P. O’Mathúna is Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Decision-Making & Evidence in the School of Nursing & Human Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, and Chair of the Academy of Fellows at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in Chicago. He is a member of CMA and the Paul Tournier Institute speaker’s bureau. He is the Chairperson of the DCU Research Ethics Committee and a member of the St James’s Hospital Ethics Committee in Dublin.

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Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 /

Dr. Matthews practices general internal medicine in McLean, Virginia and is a staff physician in the Primary Care Division of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group (Arlington, VA). He conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of faith, religion, and prayer in clinical care and healing. He has served on the general internal medicine faculty at three medical schools: Yale University, University of Connecticut and Georgetown University. He also teaches continuing medical education courses for the Continuing Medical Education, Inc. University at Sea program. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998).

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Reginald Finger, MD, MPH

Reginald Finger, MD, MPH

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 /

Reginald Finger, MD, MPH received the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1981 and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in 1983 from the University of Washington in Seattle. For much of his career, Dr. Finger has worked in disease prevention and health promotion in state and local health departments. Dr. Finger has been a CMDA member since 2003.

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Kenneth M. Dudley, MD

Kenneth M. Dudley, MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 /

Kenneth Earl Dudley, MD teaches Ethics and Epidemiology at Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine as an associate professor. His PowerPoint presentations have been outreach events for medical and college students, or tailored to CMDA and church audiences. He has a BA in Bible-Theology from Moody Bible Institute, a BS in Biology and an MD from MSU. He has practiced as a board certified Family Physician since 1983.

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Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics)

Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics)

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 11, 2019 /

Dr. Jeffrey Barrows is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist who in 1999 joined the staff of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations to help administrate a medical education mission outreach called Medical Education International (MEI). While working with the Christian Medical Association, he was asked by the U.S. State Department in 2004 to research the health consequences of Human Trafficking. From 2005-2008, he compiled and submitted an annual report to the Director of the State Department’s -Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking of Persons. This research resulted in the article Human Trafficking and the Healthcare Professional published in the May 2008 Southern Medical Journal.

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Harold Paul Adolph, MD

Harold Paul Adolph, MD

By Harold P. Adolph, MD, FACS / June 11, 2019 /

Harold Paul Adolph, MD, has devoted his professional career to volunteering and serving as a medical missionary. A graduate of Wheaton College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he has been a board certified physician since 1965. Since that time, he has served as Chief of Surgery at various mission hospitals in Taiwan, Ethiopia, Liberia and Niger. For the past 10 years, he assisted in building a surgical training center in South Central Ethiopia as the president of St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation. An active member of CMDA, he previously served as a trustee of CMDA, and also received the CMDA Servant of Christ award in 2003. In 2007, he was inducted into the Medical Mission Hall of Fame, and was recently recognized as a Lifetime Distinguished Fellow of the American College of General Surgery. He and his wife Bonnie Jo have two children, David and Carolyn, who also serve as career missionaries in Kenya and Ethiopia.

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Getting It Al Weir, MD June 11, 2019

Getting It

By Al Weir, MD / June 11, 2019 /

“Whoever closes his ears to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered” (Proverbs 21:13, ESV).

Last week my son-in law-called me with a new problem. He had sneezed vigorously, and, after that sneeze, had developed periorbital pain, swelling around his eye and a minor change in vision. My daughter sent me a text picture of his eyes with one pupil smaller than the other. I had no idea what was going on, but, as an oncologist, I had seen nasopharyngeal cancers looking just so.

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Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA

Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 10, 2019 /

Autumn Dawn Eudaly Galbreath, MD, MBA is an internist in San Antonio, Texas, where she lives with her husband, David, and their three children. Though they met in medical school, David now owns a restaurant in the San Antonio area. Between the two of them, they have experienced multiple career transitions, and weathered the resultant stresses on their marriage and family.

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Sam Molind, DMD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 10, 2019 /

Team Leader, Global Health Outreach
Dr. Sam Molind left his Montpelier, Vermont practice in 1998 to begin Global Health Outreach (GHO) and directed it for 12 years. Prior to his work with GHO, Dr. Molind served as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont Medical School and had a private oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Montpelier.

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Jonathan Imbody

Johnathan Imbody

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 10, 2019 /

Jonathan Imbody serves as Vice President for Government Relations and directs the Christian Medical Association’s Washington Office. As CMA’s liaison with the federal government, he makes more than 200 personal contacts with Congressional leaders and government officials each year.

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Walt Heyer

Walt Heyer

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 10, 2019 /

Walt Heyer was a husband, father and corporate executive who underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 42, going from man to woman.

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Omari Hodge, MD

Omari Hodge, MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 10, 2019 /

Omari Hodge is originally from Brooklyn, New York but moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia in his teens. He attended college at the University of West Georgia where he met his wife Kiera Hodge. Through his wife’s hard work and support he was able to attend Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. By the time medical school was finished there were a total of four kids in the Hodge family. He spent three years in Greenwood, South Carolina for residency and has since relocated to Marietta, Georgia. He and his wife have served on a number of trips with CMDA and have recently decided that God was calling them to lead an annual trip in Ethiopia.

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Ryan T. Anderson, PhD

Ryan T. Anderson, PhD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 10, 2019 /

Ryan T. Anderson, PhD, is the William E. Simon senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, and he is the founder and editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Momentand Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, and he is the co-author of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense and Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination.

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André Van Mol, MD

André Van Mol, MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 10, 2019 /

André Van Mol, MD is a board-certified family physician in private practice. He serves on the boards of Bethel Church of Redding and Moral Revolution (moralrevolution.com), and is the co-chair of the American College of Pediatrician’s Committee on Adolescent Sexuality.

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Allan Josephson, MD

Allan Josephson, MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 10, 2019 /

Allan Josephson, MD, is Professor and Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Pediatrics with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Walt Larimore, MD

Walt Larimore, MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 10, 2019 /

Walt Larimore, MD, Award-winning Family Physician and Best-Selling Author, Nationally-Recognized Family Physician and Educator Dr. Larimore has been a practicing family physician for over 30 years (delivering over 1,500 babies).

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Robert Orr, MD, CM

Robert Orr, MD, CM

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 10, 2019 /

Dr. Robert Orr received his MD, CM from McGill University in 1966, did residency training in family medicine and practiced in Vermont for 18 years. He was named Vermont Family Doctor of the Year in 1989.

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Abortion

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Abortion

The latest up-to-date information on the legislative, ethical and medical aspects of abortion.

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Center for Well-being | Struggling

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | Struggling

Who we are and what we do. The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Center for Well-being | Surviving

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | Surviving

Who we are and what we do. The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Center for Well-being | Doing OK

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | Doing OK

Who we are and what we do. The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Christian Medical Association Applauds Administration Move to Bind Human Tissue Research to Ethical Considerations

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Applauds Administration Move to Bind Human Tissue Research to Ethical Considerations

Washington, DC –June 5, 2019–The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org) today voiced strong support for the administration’s move to stop taxpayer funding of the use of fetal tissue, from elective abortions, for research purposes.

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The New HHS Conscience Rule: What It Means to You and Your Patients

By Jonathan Imbody / June 6, 2019 /

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule that implements 25 federal conscience laws and strongly protects the exercise of conscience freedom by health professionals and health entities in HHS funded programs. HHS had issued a proposed conscience rule in January 2018 and finalized the rule May 2 after reviewing some 242,000 public comments, including from the Christian Medical Association (CMA) and Freedom2Care, which strongly support the rule.

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On the Side: June 2019 Marathons and Medicine by Shelly Wyrick

On the Side: June 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 4, 2019 /

With the weather warming, I now can wear my favorite sun visor. The words “Missoula Marathon” are written across the headband with a silhouette of a moose that has running shoes dangling from his antlers. It’s super cute. But as I wear it like a trophy, people don’t realize the backstory.

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Two by Two Al Weir, MD June 4, 2019

Two by Two

By Al Weir, MD / June 4, 2019 /

“And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits…So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent…” (Mark 6:7-13, ESV).

Beni Baboçi often assists us with our medical evangelism work in the Balkans. He came to my home the other night and shared with me his early days of ministry. In those days he was part of a team that trudged from village to village in the rural mountains of Albania sharing the Jesus Film, accepted by some and rejected by others. As he spoke, I envisioned the disciples’ experience when Jesus first sent them out from village to village, two by two, preaching that people should repent.

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Conscience Rights: Does Your Medical Association Support Them? June 3, 2019

Conscience Rights: Does Your Medical Association Support Them?

By Anne Foster / June 3, 2019 /

Where leading medical institutions stand on the right of conscience and religious freedom can sway court decisions and influence federal legislation. Therefore, it is important to know where prominent groups, such as the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the World Health Organization, stand on these issues. Each of these groups represents a vast number of medical professionals, and yet their policies do not always accurately express their members’ diverse views, nor do they defend their members’ first amendment rights.

In some cases, the stances of medical organizations stand in direct opposition to the principles in federal law and regulations, which are outlined at the end of this essay.

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Christian Doctor’s Digest – June 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 30, 2019 /

In this month’s podcast, Dr. David Stevens is joined by Dr. Steve Sartori to talk about CMDA’s new Center for Well-being. Next, he interviews Dr. Matt Montgomery about his experience on mission trips with CMDA’s Global Health Outreach.

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Center for Well-being | Thriving

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Center for Well-being | Thriving

Who we are and what we do. The CMDA Center for Well-being helps Christian healthcare professionals align with God, optimize well-being and maximize influence.

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Located in Hill Country of Texas #324553

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 29, 2019 /

General Dentistry associated needed for well-established practice that provides a full array of services including general restorative dentistry and implants, crown and bridges, dentures, endodontics, and oral surgery services. Would consider a full or part-time dentist. Current dentist is seeking to retire and eventually phase out of the practice in a few years and desires an associate who will eventually assume the practice.

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Spirit of the Everlasting God May 29, 2019

Spirit of the Everlasting God

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 29, 2019 /

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12, ESV).

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Our Demons Al Weir, MD May 28, 2019

Our Demons

By Al Weir, MD / May 28, 2019 /

“For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet” (Mark 5:4, NIV 1984).

I am trying again to memorize the book of Mark for no other reason than God asked me to do it. The beginning of chapter 5 drove my memory back to one Sunday afternoon, walking through the streets of the small Nigerian village of Sanubi, after we had attended church services. As we approached a concrete block house set off from the others, we came upon a young man, clearly mentally ill, sitting in the dirt with his feet locked by chains. He was talking delusionally, and it was not clear to me whether his chains were there to protect others or to protect him from himself.

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Plaintiff Christian Medical Association Welcomes Intent of New HHS Rule to Restore Intent of Congress on Sex Discrimination

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Plaintiff Christian Medical Association Welcomes Intent of New HHS Rule to Restore Intent of Congress on Sex Discrimination

Washington, DC, May 24, 2019–The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association (CMA, www.cmda.org and www.Freedom2Care.org) today welcomed as “a move toward restoring rationality regarding sex discrimination in healthcare” a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that aims to restore the intent of Congress regarding sex discrimination in healthcare.

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