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SCPA Blog

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 25, 2019 / Comments Off on SCPA 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 the SCPA Chapter

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

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 the USSC Chapter

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

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 the DC Chapter

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

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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Houston Blog

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Houston 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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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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Fanning the Flames of a CMDA Leadership Legacy

Fanning the Flames of a CMDA Leadership Legacy

By Mike Chupp, MD / June 18, 2019 /

I attended my first CMDA National Convention in April 2012 and heard devotional speaker Luis Palau make this statement: “Big doors open on small hinges.” He explained how seemingly small events in our lives may serve to open big doors that God intends for us to walk through in order to enjoy incredible blessings that follow. A small hinge in my life was a letter Dr. David Stevens wrote to me after I had served at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya in early 1988 for two months during my fourth year of medical school.

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Backward and Forward

Backward and Forward

By David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics) / June 18, 2019 /

Franklin Graham, my boss, and I had just finished a meeting in the early 1990s when I walked into my office at World Medical Missions and found a letter marked “Personal and Confidential” on my desk from the Christian Medical & Dental Society (CMDS, as the ministry was called at that time). As I opened it, little did I realize it was the first step in a journey that would result in me leading CMDA for 25 years.

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Celebrating a Legacy with David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics), and Gene Rudd, MD

Celebrating a Legacy with David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics), and Gene Rudd, MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 18, 2019 /

At the 2019 CMDA National Convention, we were privileged to honor Dr. David Stevens and Dr. Gene Rudd for their legacy of faithful leadership. Dr. Stevens is stepping down as CEO of CMDA effective September 1, 2019, while Dr. Rudd moved from his Senior Vice President role to working part-time in 2017.

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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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Today’s Christian Doctor – Summer 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / June 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Today’s Christian Doctor – Summer 2019

The summer 2019 edition of Today’s Christian Doctor is a commemorative edition that celebrates 25 years of service and leadership from Dr. David Stevens and Dr. Gene Rudd.

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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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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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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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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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Autonomy Quickly Translates to Tyranny November 2, 2017

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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The Future Today July 2, 2018

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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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

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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May 2019

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Unmasking Medical Marijuana May 23, 2019

Unmasking Medical Marijuana

By Amy Givler, MD / May 23, 2019 /

At age 60, I can pretty much say I will never recommend marijuana to any of my patients. I have far too clear memories of my teenage years, when I knew many friends and family who smoked pot, to their detriment. In high school it wasn’t hard to tell who was using regularly because it interfered with their learning. They seemed slightly disoriented and less aware of what was going on around them.

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American Medical Association Meeting: June 2019

American Medical Association Meeting: June 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 21, 2019 /

Your assistance is critically needed on two items at the American Medical Association meeting. One, the AMA will vote at its June 8-12 annual meeting in Chicago on assisted suicide, specifically to affirm the slightly revised Council on Ethics and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) report. Two, New Mexico has submitted Resolution 020 (A-19) for Engaged Neutrality as it refers to the Physician-Assisted Suicide position statement in an effort to speak against the CEJA report.

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CMDA Remedy Conferences

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 21, 2019 / Comments Off on CMDA Remedy Conferences

Medical missions brings the remedy for disease. And medical missions brings the remedy for sin. But in order to do this, medical missions needs missionaries. Committed healthcare professionals are the greatest need in closed countries to provide God’s spiritual and physical remedy. Remedy is a conference focused on bringing God’s remedy to the world through missions.

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A Deeper Faith Al Weir, MD May 21, 2019

A Deeper Faith

By Al Weir, MD / May 21, 2019 /

“…For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ…that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:8-11, ESV).

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Member Awards

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Member Awards

Membership Donate Member Awards One of the highlights each year during the CMDA National Convention is the presentation of the Servant of Christ, Educator, Missionary and President’s Heritage Awards. You are invited to nominate CMDA colleagues for three of these four awards, while the Missionary of the Year Award is selected by the CMDE Commission. A one-page…

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Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – SMALL

Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – XXL

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – XXL

Campus & Community Ministries

This Midnight Heather t-shirt is a great way to support our students and the logo on the back states “His Breath Gives Life” Genesis 2:7

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Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – SMALL

Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – XL

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – XL

Campus & Community Ministries

This Midnight Heather t-shirt is a great way to support our students and the logo on the back states “His Breath Gives Life” Genesis 2:7

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Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – SMALL

Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – SMALL

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Student Shirt 2019: “His Breath Gives Life” – SMALL

Campus & Community Ministries

This Midnight Heather t-shirt is a great way to support our students and the logo on the back states “His Breath Gives Life” Genesis 2:7

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Finding Rest May 16, 2019

Finding Rest

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA / May 16, 2019 /

How often do you rest? If you’re anything like me, your answer is, “Not often enough!” Most of us are overwhelmed with things that can be outside of our direct control—a busy practice, a crashing patient, an EMR that requires 1,000 clicks per chart, a healthcare system that increases the RVU requirement every year or two, a prodigal child, a distant spouse. Of course, we have input into the things which we allow to fill our time. But very often, we don’t have control over them. Other people’s requirements and expectations place demands on us that are difficult to simply discard or ignore. And, as healthcare professionals, we are doing good. Our work benefits people. We minister to others in their times of greatest need. Good busyness is the hardest kind to fight because it’s easy to justify.

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Why Do We Follow Jesus? May 15, 2019

Why Do We Follow Jesus?

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

Why do you follow Jesus?

These are answers I hear a lot: The Bible says so. I grew up in a Christian home. I had an experience with God.

But we are told our lives will be more difficult. That does not sound good. There will be a reward, but not necessarily in this lifetime. Jesus is not always a “nice guy.” Do we want to believe what is pleasant and easy, or what is true? Even though I don’t like my phone bill, I know it is true.

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Decisions

By Al Weir, MD / May 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Decisions

We are a decision-making people. Many of us are Christian decision-making people. We who have chosen that path of truth in Christ do not lose the freedom to decide which way we will turn or which direction we will walk. At the same time, we are committed to the One who is willing to show us the way.

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Tusculum Al Weir, MD May 14, 2019

Tusculum

By Al Weir, MD / May 14, 2019 /

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7, NIV 1984).

I was visiting Ron today. I had been on the periphery of his medical care, but mostly he was my friend, stuck in his home with a stroke and a broken leg. After we had chatted awhile, I noticed a college diploma from Tusculum University and asked him where Tusculum was located.

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Equality Act (H.R. 5)

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Equality Act (H.R. 5)

Membership Donate Action Alert: Equality Act (H.R. 5) Watch my video. Send a pre-written letter to your U.S. Representative. We have just a few days to defend ourselves against a U.S. House of Representatives vote on a bill that would wipe out our ability to practice medicine as we know it. The Equality Act (H.R. 5) would…

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Making Lifesaving Choices

By David Prentice, PhD / May 9, 2019 /

The promises of biotechnology are legion. Many excellent opportunities do exist to develop lifesaving therapies. Many more provide a tempting siren song of “cures!” And if you’re in the healthcare field, at some point you will be asked about your position on some of these wonderful new cures on the horizon. Here’s a short list of some of the recent melodies being sung regarding medical miracles, as well as some truth regarding these apparent wonders.

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2019 CMDA National Convention

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 8, 2019 / Comments Off on 2019 CMDA National Convention

This convention provides great opportunities for you to transform as you fellowship with Christian healthcare professionals, learn about current health and social issues, renew your faith through worship and network with exhibiting organizations. You don’t want to miss this event!

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On the Side: May 2019

On the Side: May 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 7, 2019 /

“Doctors make the worst patients,” or so the saying goes. Being trained as a physician myself, I refuse to comment, because I am a little biased. But, since I am also married to a physician, I can say that doctors are often non-compliant patients. I could tell you stories that would prove this, but I won’t do so here. You probably have your own examples!

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Silent Listening

By Al Weir, MD / May 7, 2019 /

“And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, ‘Follow me’” (Mark 2:14a, ESV).

Arnie was retired from his orthopedic practice and helping lead the retreat for Christian doctors. He did not know it would be he who would be changed. Based on Dallas Willard’s book Hearing God, the retreat speaker challenged his audience, “I want you each to take the next five minutes and just listen to the Lord in silence.” After three minutes of silent listening, Arnie heard God ask him in the silence, “How are you spending your time?” From that moment, Arnie’s life was rearranged.

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Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / May 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Christian Medical Association Doctors Laud HHS Conscience Rule as Protecting Patients and Doctors

Washington, D.C.—May 2, 2019—The 19,000-member Christian Medical Association, the largest national association of faith-based doctors, lauded a conscience law-enforcing rule finalized today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a protection for both patients and doctors.

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Intersex: What It Is And Is Not May 2, 2019

Intersex: What It Is And Is Not

By Andrè Van Mol, MD / May 2, 2019 /

Intersex is a colloquialism for what is more formally titled Disorders of Sex Development (DSD). Per psychiatrist Karl Benzio in an article published in Today’s Christian Doctor in 2015: “Intersex – People who have anatomy that is not considered typically male or female or have anatomy not matching their genetic sex of XX or XY. Most come to medical attention because healthcare professionals or parents notice something unusual about their bodies or puberty or fertility isn’t normal, but some are not known until death/autopsy.”

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Christian Doctor’s Digest – May 2019

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

In this month’s podcast, Dr. David Stevens interviews healthcare missionary Dr. Eli Horn about his experiences with burnout. Next, he’s joined by Dr. John Chuck about personal health for healthcare professionals and how to create a balance between work and life.

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“I Chose to Believe” Al Weir, MD April 30, 2019

“I Chose to Believe”

By Al Weir, MD / April 30, 2019 /

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer…” (Philippians 4:6, NASB).

Paul married a girl I grew up with. They worked in Christian ministry together, and then he developed cancer and died. While he was living with cancer, Paul sent out an update to friends and supporters. Within that update he wrote, “A few weeks after finishing my radiation treatments a friend asked me what I had come to know about God through my ordeal. I had been wrestling with many thoughts that very day, and I realized that everything came down to one thing: I had to either believe God’s Word, the Bible, or not.  I chose to believe. As a result, I understood in a new way that God is really sovereign and in control of my life and I am not.”

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Religious Students and Faculty Face Discriminatory Dogma

By Jonathan Imbody / April 29, 2019 /

The cauldron of ideological hostility toward religious principles and people of faith at Yale Law School just boiled over, and its discriminatory policies targeting religious students threaten to ooze throughout academia and beyond.

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Do You See Me?

By Krystal Mattox, DDS / April 25, 2019 /

Regardless of your practice setting, you encounter them also. Those uncertain of themselves yet confident in the need that has violated their entire body. That need for more, the need to fabricate pain just to get more.

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Member Awards Nominations

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Member Awards Nominations

Membership Donate Member Awards Nominations SERVANT OF CHRIST AWARD The Servant of Christ award, begun in 1972, honors those distinguished physicians or dentists: whose careers have blended well the attributes of committed Christian and competent clinician. have demonstrated a remarkable commitment to excellence in fields of medical missions, clinical research, patient care or medical ethics…

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Saving Dogs

By Al Weir, MD / April 23, 2019 /

“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned’” (Mark 16:15-16, NIV 1984).

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Who Are We?

By D. Joy Riley MD, MA (Ethics) / April 18, 2019 /

“We started it,” Dr. Atul Gawande told Vox interviewer Sarah Kliff in 2017 when he was asked about the opioid epidemic. Dr. Gawande, a surgeon and author, was referring to the role healthcare professionals played in producing the staggering number of opioid overdose deaths in the United States.

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Gethsemane’s Light on Transitions

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

“And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them” (John 17.10, NKJV)

Resurrection Sunday blesses the calendars of our lives uniquely this Sunday.  It lifts up the life of our Lord as a model for so many transitions we face along the journey into which Christ has commissioned us.  The passion of our Lord’s heart – poured out in His high priestly prayer of Gethsemane’s Garden – reveals how Jesus evaluated the preparations He made for the transition He would face.

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CMDA Year-End Video 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 16, 2019 / Comments Off on CMDA Year-End Video 2019

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

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I Still Need the Cross Al Weir, MD April 16, 2019

I Still Need the Cross

By Al Weir, MD / April 16, 2019 /

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life”  (1 Timothy 1:15-16, NIV 1984).

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Testimony: Michael H. Clark, MD Against LD 1313 An Act to Enact the Maine Death with DignityAct

Testimony: Michael H. Clark, MD

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Testimony: Michael H. Clark, MD

Testimony of Michael H. Clark, MD
Against LD 1313
An Act to Enact the Maine Death with DignityAct

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Mandatory Re-Testing? April 11, 2019

Mandatory Re-Testing?

By Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics) / April 11, 2019 /

Driver’s license renewal age standards vary from state to state. In Arizona, drivers over the age of 65 have a shorter license renewal cycle. In Hawaii, the renewal cycle drops from every eight years to every two years for persons over 72. In Illinois, the renewal cycle drops from four years to two after the age of 81, and then it drops to a yearly renewal cycle after 87 years.

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Underwater Breathing

By Al Weir, MD / April 9, 2019 /

“The Lord God…breathed into his nostrils the breath of life…” (Genesis 2:7, NIV 1984).

I did not read Dr. David Stevens’ email until late that evening when I finished rounds. The morning email had asked for prayer for his grandson’s near drowning and critical condition.

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The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Opposes the American Nurses Association Proposed Position Statement: “The Nurse’s Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying”

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 8, 2019 / Comments Off on The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Opposes the American Nurses Association Proposed Position Statement: “The Nurse’s Role When a Patient Requests Aid in Dying”

April 8, 2019 – Bristol, Tennessee – A draft statement by the American Nurses Association regarding a nurse’s role when a patient requests physician-assisted suicide corrupts the role of a nurse. The nursing profession has a historical record of assisting patients with comfort, increasing and/or sustaining quality of life, seeing life’s intrinsic value and providing holistic family support, not aiding in the death of their patients.

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Conscience Freedoms Protect Against Ideological Agendas April 5, 2018

The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Responds to the Protect Life Rule

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 5, 2019 / Comments Off on The Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Responds to the Protect Life Rule

April 4, 2019 – Bristol, Tennessee – We applaud the newly issued announcement of the reformed Title X rule released by the Department of Health & Human Services which expands care to patients by offering an increase in comprehensive care locations and services provided.

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Conscience Freedoms Protect Against Ideological Agendas April 5, 2018

Essay 16: American Conscience Law and Principles Defy the Anti-conscience Movement in Healthcare

By Jonathan Imbody / April 4, 2019 /

Health professionals today who hold to historically noncontroversial moral and ethical standards—such as not killing born or unborn patients—face increasing pressures to compromise those moral and ethical standards. The coercive pressures come from ideologues and activists within and outside medicine, from demanding patients and from the government.

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On the Side: April 2019

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 3, 2019 /

Her eyes met mine as she poured out her heart: “I have a great husband. A wonderful child. We matched and already sold our house. So, why do I feel so depressed?”

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Kenya

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® / April 2, 2019 /

The departure date, for this approximately 2-week team, has been set for August 14, 2019. Members of this pediatric neurological disabilities team will be hosting training seminars in various locations to groups of teachers and parents with a focus on autism, Down’s syndrome, and other developmental disabilities. Needs for this team include an occupational therapist, a speech language pathologist and a developmental pediatrician or a family practice doctor with experience with autism and/or other developmental disabilities.

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