I recently found a love note from a young wife to her medical student spouse. I’ll warn you; it’s mushy with ignorant glee. See for yourself:
“I love you. I’d love you the same if you were a park ranger. I’d love you the same if we had nothing because even then, we would have each other and God’s blessing and love for our marriage. We are so richly blessed by agape love. Everything else is details—icing on the cake. The way you’ve used the intelligence God blessed you with over the past two years of medical school is astounding. Today you are crossing into unknown territory. I feel so privileged to be sharing the experience by your side….”
“Then Jethro rejoiced for all the good which the LORD had done for Israel, whom He had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians…And so it was, on the next day, that Moses sat to judge the people; and the people stood before Moses from morning until evening…So Moses’ father-in-law said to him, ‘The thing that you do is not good. Both you and these people…will surely wear yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself’” (Exodus 18:9-18, NKJV).Read More
The census taker arrived just as Wade was pulling in from a long stretch at the hospital. He told me to go on doing what I was doing—cooking supper with three toddlers at my ankles—and he would answer the questions. When the census taker asked Wade how many hours he had worked the week before, I stuck my head out of the kitchen to hear his answer. “All,” I wanted to scream. He worked all the hours. Wade answered 130. I watched at the gentleman looked at his form, looked at Wade and looked back at the form. “Sir, we are only given two squares. Is it ok if I just put 99?”Read More
The topic of slavery and racism couldn’t be more relevant in this age of social justice we are in right now. It goes without saying that racism is evil. Genesis 1:27 makes very clear that all are created in the image of God. The image of God, or Imago Dei in Latin, refers to the fact that humans were made uniquely and separately from all the rest of creation in a way that reflects God’s image in our moral, spiritual and intellectual essence. It means that in certain aspects, and in an imperfect sense, we resemble God. It is because we are image bearers of God that our lives have intrinsic worth, and this of course goes for all humans. It is precisely because we are made in God’s image that racism is evil. Martin Luther King, Jr. talked about this frequently as the basis for civil rights. He argued that the brotherhood of man is dependent upon the fatherhood of God. Reject the latter and you erode the foundation of the former.Read More
The cliché phrase that is our life’s goal: pearly whites for all our patients. But are pearly whites enough?
Working at a mission hospital in rural Africa, I try to do as much as possible before taking an x-ray. Much of my examination is done just visually, until I can convince a patient an x-ray really is necessary. With this style of examination comes a bit of guess work, and sometimes, it is the “tooth that looks normal” that is actually the problem!Read More
If you’re reading this, you already know this is a big and extremely relevant problem for the vast majority of dental and medical graduates under the age of 45. It’s not uncommon these days to graduate dental school with $300,000+ in debt. Heck, I have friends who graduated with close to $500,000 in debt (and when I say friends, I may or may not be referring to myself). This isn’t news.Read More
Water is wonderful, glorious stuff. Being from the Gulf Coast originally, I now chafe a bit at my adopted (but sadly landlocked) Nebraska. The only water I can get in here year-round is chlorinated; but I am happy to do that. And every time I find myself up to my elbows in it, trudging from one side of the pool to the other, I try and thank God for creating this beautiful, amazing wet stuff. It simultaneously buoys me up and resists my movements. It also provides many opportunities for me to improve and challenge myself. It is just what I need.Read More
City of Hope is a rapidly growing Christian ministry that is lifting a rural Tanzanian community out of poverty. To build upon the momentum in Tanzania, COH is adding a new CEO position to the U.S. staff team. The CEO must be a dynamic leader, responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the United States part of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and building a community of supporters. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.Read More
This opportunity is for new grads or experienced Optometrists who enjoy providing full-scope medical optometry care. Residency training is a plus but is not required. The incoming doctor of optometry will work with an innovative, mid-sized group practice in one of South Carolina’s most beautiful, growing cities AND this position allows for the option of equity shares!Read More
We are seeking a caring, knowledgeable and energetic Optometrist to join our growing practice. Our organization is a small group of private practices in the Cincinnati Tri-State area. The group was founded over 40 years ago and remains doctor owned. The practices possess a positive and professional environment, and the facilities are clean, bright and comfortable. Caring for patients and employees has always been a priority.Read More
September 29 – October 29, 2022
Join Dr. Mike Chupp, Dr. Bill Griffin and Pastor Bert Jones from CMDA headquarters on a multi-city tour for an engaging event highlighting CMDA resources Faith Prescriptions and Bridging The Gap along with an in-depth overview of the expanding, impactful ministry of CMDA across the nation.
October 14, 2022
I want to invite you to this year’s annual CMDA Fundraising Gala on October 14, 2022 at the Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln., Houston, TX. This is a wonderful evening of seeing friends and colleagues, enjoying a meal together, and hearing about what God is doing through the CMDA ministry in Houston and around the world. The Lord is using CMDA to impact doctors and students lives and reach people through medicine and dentistry and we will hear some of these exciting testimonies of students and doctors involved in the ministry! This is a fundraising event and there will be an ask for contributions at the end of the evening.Read More
Tenwek is developing a Cardiothoracic Training Center and is recruiting a cardiologist. The ideal candidate would be highly experienced, board certified, skilled at echo (TEE a plus or could be trained), and peri-operative care, an energetic educator, and a devoted follower of Jesus. There is the opportunity to use or develop interventional skills (balloon mitral valvuloplasty, pacemaker insertion,) and support is provided by a broad network of North American cardiologists who visit Tenwek regularly. Two to four cardiologists could “job-share” this position if not filled by a single candidate. Tenwek is a 350 bed multi-specialty facility located in the beautiful highlands of Kenya. It has a comfortable climate and is nearby the Masai Mara reserve. For further information, please contact Ron Johannsen at email@example.com.Read More
Pediatrics — If you are a pediatrician BE/BC seeking an outstanding career opportunity, consider Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC), the largest independent physician owned group in the nation. At COPC, we are a faith-based practice committed to providing families and their children with top quality pediatric care at our 18 pediatric practices (and growing) located in Central Ohio. We believe the care of a patient is a partnership built upon our knowledge of pediatrics and the parents’ commitment to their children’s well-being. We strive to remain current with advances in pediatric medicine and consider educating our families a top priority. Key points: currently seeking a pediatrician for this growing practice; four days a week preferred; join a group of seven established, well trained pediatricians; the ability to work independently; and pediatric support centers provide urgent care for all COPC pediatric patents during the evening and weekend hours when primary care offices are closed. Benefits through COPC: competitive salary offered with shareholder potential after one year; 401k and profit sharing plans; long-term disability; health, vision and dental insurance; medical reimbursement account; health savings account; starting bonuses; and loan repayment. For additional information, please contact COPC Physician Recruiter Julie Hotchkiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-562-1231. Not an H1B or J-1 Visa opportunity.Read More
Southwestern Medical Clinic, Center for Women’s Health is seeking full-time OB/Gyn to join our multi-disciplinary faith-based team. The preferred candidate will provide a full range of services. Enjoy a collaborative and collegial relationship with your colleagues! Over the last 50 years, Southwestern Medical Clinic of Lakeland has proudly served residents of Southwest Michigan and under-served communities all over the world! Join a mission-minded team that is passionate about providing Christ-centered medicine. Southwest Michigan is one of the most affordable places to live in Michigan, offering a relaxed quality of life, with a wide variety of outdoor and cultural activities only 90 minutes from Chicago. For more information, visit www.spectrumhealthlakeland.org/careers or contact Kelli.Dardas@spectrumhealth.org.Read More
Pediatrics — Well established and growing two-location pediatric practice is looking to add full-time physician. Offices are located in Marion and Abingdon, neighboring towns located in beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia surrounded by lots of outdoor recreation. Outpatient only with call handled by nurse triage with provider back up only on rare occasions. Four full-time providers share the patient load. Owners are conservative Christians and desire to add like-minded pediatrician. Please email questions or CV to email@example.com or call 276-783-8183 and ask for Dr. Anita Henley.Read More
I have prescribed “the Pill” since 1978. My wife and I used the Pill for years, having no moral concerns about it. Then, in 1995 my friend and practice partner John Hartman, MD, showed me a patient information brochure–given to him by a friend–that claimed the Pill had a postfertilization effect causing “…the unrecognized loss of preborn children.”Read More
The Christian Medical & Dental Associations was shocked and appalled on January 6th by the rioters who attacked and invaded our nation’s Capitol while Congress was in session. We strongly condemn these acts of violence and lawlessness, specifically under the pretense of any righteous endeavor or the banner of Christ’s cross.Read More
Family physicians should use their “practical tool for spiritual assessment.” Is such a tool either wise or ethical? Recent commentaries would suggest not.Read More
As a former federal government employee, I have observed firsthand how policies affecting our everyday lives are often crafted and administered by unelected federal bureaucrats. Coupled with presidential executive orders, this gives the executive branch a remarkable amount of power. Within the executive branch exists the regulatory framework, which is overseen by a little-known office under the purview of the White House called the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Proposed actions from this office are published in the “Unified Agenda” twice a year in the spring and fall, giving the public a glimpse into what future regulatory action is on the horizon. Most of us are unaware (some may say blissfully so) of the volume of regulatory and deregulatory actions under development and review in more than 60 federal departments, agencies and commissions across the government. To give some perspective, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) currently has more pending actions than any other cabinet level department, which underscores the sheer size and reach of this titan agency with a budget that surpasses the gross national product of several countries!Read More
“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” (James 2:16, NIV).
Doctors are really good diagnosticians, but not always at home. My wife is an incredible home manager and a servant to many people she loves, including outsiders in trouble. Last week she drove 400 miles to help my son and his wife pack up to move, then she returned with their 12-year-old dog, Slate. When they reached home, the dog developed severe polyuria and polydipsia—leading to incontinence, mopping and Lysol. Yesterday I came into the kitchen to find her crying. I diagnosed her tears as emotional strain caused by a woman she was helping in prison ministry, now multiplied by the huge work of caring for my son’s sick dog. I diagnosed, “I’m so sorry you are having to deal with Slate on top of everything else.” Wrong; she wasn’t crying for herself but for the dog’s suffering. I said, “It doesn’t help to cry.” For which I got the look. I then recovered, “It’s good that you love the dog enough to cry for him. Let’s do something about it.” We spent the rest of the day ordering a portable outdoor fence, tracking down a doghouse, picking up doggie diapers and setting up a vet visit for Monday. At the end of the day, my servant wife was tired, but her floors were dry, and her tears were gone.Read More
As Christian healthcare professionals, God has granted us the high privilege and responsibility of serving others through healthcare. Part of this responsibility is that of maintaining clinical knowledge and skill in order to provide high quality care to our patients. If we lose some of our skills due to trauma, physical or mental illness, or due to normal aging, this may not always be optimally possible.Read More
A growing proliferation of blog posts, podcasts and online videos presenting confusing information regarding COVID-19 has increased over recent months. Many of these controversies are propagated by physicians speaking to large church audiences. In this blog post, I will address the most common disputes.Read More
In a stunning decision with international implications, the United Kingdom’s High Court ruled December 12 in Bell vs. Tavistock that puberty blockers (PB) and cross-sex hormone (CSH) use in gender dysphoric minors was experimental and should not, in most cases, be given to children under 16 without court order, adding that such petitioning was also advisable for 16 to 17 year olds. They clarified that the consent issue was not about the breadth and depth of information the minors were given, but that “There is no age appropriate way to explain to many of these children what losing their fertility or full sexual function may mean to them in later years.”Read More
I had my annual physical recently, having called for an appointment last fall. She has been my doctor for more than 30 years and caught my colon cancer early so I’m still here today. Much to my surprise, she ordered several tests. Each test precipitated a referral to another specialist because they were abnormal. My appointment book is filled with doctor visits up the wazoo!Read More
There is an urgent need for a neurosurgeon with paediatric experience to join BethanyKids in Kijabe, Kenya. In 2018, BethanyKids surgeons performed 3,571 pediatric surgical procedures and saw more than 11,500 children in hospital outpatient clinics in 5 African countries.Read More
Oasis is a not-for-profit Christian hospital located in Al Ain, about 160 kilometers east of the United Arab Emirates capital city, Abu Dhabi. We are part of the Cure International network of hospitals whose mission is to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God. Our hospital is the first private hospital established in the United Arab Emirates and also the first to attain JCIA accreditation.Read More
New opportunity: Beartooth Vision Center is hoping to connect regarding a possible opportunity. Our private practice has been blessed to serve patients in Billings Montana since 2008. We are a full scope, primary care, optometric practice with an emphasis on medical eye care. One of our doctors, Dr. Stephanie Shoults, OD, is a graduate from Ohio State University and was on a mission with FCO two years ago. Our Christian faith is an integral part of our practice and influences our day-to-day relationships with our patients and our staff, as well as the quality of care that we provide. We are wanting to hire a Christian optometrist who shares these values and would like to continue them in the great state of Montana.Read More
The Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons is welcoming endoscopy educators. We need endoscopists willing to enhance the quality of endoscopy services and education in resource limited settings.
Many endoscopists would be surprised that a medical mission could be so specific to their skill set. Short term missions are welcomed, and logistics are handled by Samaritan’s Purse.
Dental — Well-established Christ-centered general practice in Newport News, Virginia is looking for an associate leading to possible partnership, preferably—but not necessarily—someone with implant placement experience. Practice is formerly owned by CMDA’s Vice President of Dental Ministries Dr. William Griffin. Beautiful area between Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, an hour from Richmond. Practice includes implant placement, sedation, orthodontics, etc. For more information, contact Dr. Sonia Tao at 757-593-3723.Read More
Are you looking for fulfillment and satisfaction in the day-to-day of patient care? We believe that the practice of optometry is a gift – we are able to protect the blessing of sight that is given by our Maker. Each day, our doctors seek to provide the highest level of care with state of the art diagnostic and imaging equipment in a personal and caring environment. Currently, we are seeking full-time and part-time doctors to assist us in caring for our loyal and growing patient base in our four locations in Wake, Harnett and Johnson counties. Located close to the heart of the Triangle, but also away from the traffic and stress of the city, we like to think we provide the best of both worlds.Read More
When it comes to natural medicines, such as herbs, vitamins, and dietary supplements, you want to make sure you’re getting the truth about what works, what is safe, and what is a waste of money. You need evidence-based, trustworthy, unbiased sources and studies so that you can make wise decisions for yourself and your family.Read More
This book is the inspiring story of God using Dr. Eleanore Kue to accomplish His purpose. Dr. Kue was born in Cameroon, Central Africa, at a time when babies were dying for lack of appropriate medical care. God used an American missionary to save her life. She studied medicine in France before moving to the USA with her husband, Simon Kue. Dr. Eleanore Kue’s life was transformed by the power of the gospel, and for the first time, she experienced the love she had longed for. Her life seemed to come full circle when, on a medical mission trip to Cameroon, she felt called to medical missionary work in America. She has dedicated her life to serving the uninsured in the inner City of Lansing.Read More