It happened so quickly, it seems. One moment it was business as usual: reviewing lab cases, getting ready for boards, opening our practice doors for patients to arrive, joking with staff and colleagues throughout the day and planning to attend the next mission trip, church service, conference, wedding or other event. It feels as if we all became affected at the same time. In an instant those jokes were replaced by concern as dental boards were put on hold, our office closed to routine dental care, we became unemployed or we put some of our staff on unemployment to keep the practice afloat in the midst of uncertainty. Our plans got cancelled one by one, our normal way of life crumbled. It’s now challenging to find one broadcast, social media post, YouTube video, email or conversation that does not mention “virus,” “pandemic” or “COVID-19”.Read More
Just as the Declaration of Geneva’s original commitment in 1948 to honor pre-born life fell to new ideology, so did the original commitment to healthcare professionals’ conscience freedom. The relevant clause in the original Declaration of Geneva read simply, “I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity.”Read More
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There are several types of human trafficking including forced labor, sex trafficking, forced child labor, bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, debt bondage among migrant laborers and child soldiers. Human trafficking occurs in every part of the world, from less developed countries to more developed countries. As such, it is a crime under U.S. and international law.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
Following President Obama’s proclamation marking January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the 16,000-member Christian Medical Association is calling for increased training and awareness among medical professionals to recognize, report and treat victims of modern-day slavery.Read More
At the recent American Medical Association (AMA) Convention, the organization reaffirmed their stance opposing physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia which appears in their Code of Medical Ethics. The Code of Medical Ethics offers guidance to help physicians meet the ethical challenges of medical practice.Read More
Bristol, Tennessee, January 18, 2018–Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) applauds the decision today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. Restoring federal enforcement of our nation’s laws that protect the fundamental and unalienable rights of conscience and religious freedom is crucial for the 19,000+ members of CMDA.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Read More
Periodontist wanted for established practice in beautiful Portland, Maine.
Join as an associate leading to ownership or purchase the practice outright. Profitable and well respected practice.
Contact Dr. Donald Theriault at email@example.com or 207-776-4991.Read More
Do you long to see God work through your medical practice? We are the largest vasectomy reversal practice in the U.S. We plant God’s field for new birth in body and spirit. We train physicians spiritually and medically. If you proficiently enjoy simple skin suturing; if you want to make disciple-making disciples of Jesus among your patients and God is calling you to this work, we can train you in this medical ministry to fulfill the great commission. Come join us at our Warwick, Rhode Island location. We are also eager to talk with medical students about future clinic locations. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Commentary and update on the state of legislative activities in Washington involving CMDA member interests. In this issue: Measles outbreak raising national concerns, The death of physician-assisted suicide in Colorado, and Illinois approves child use of medical marijuana.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
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
Commentary and update on the state of legislative activities in Washington involving CMDA member interests. In this edition of The Point: High court rules on two cases on same-sex marriage, and SCOTUS strikes “prostitution pledge” requirement for AIDS, human trafficking grants.Read More
“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” (Isaiah 30:15, NIV 1984).
A resident I know who loves the Lord and is dedicated to following God’s will for life told me his story at a conference recently: “In order to complete the mission God has for my life, he showed me I needed to travel far away to a city where I know no one. I learned recently that the period of time required there would cost me $5,000, money I do not have. I prayed, exasperated, for God to help me with the cost and help me get there. The next day, I was visiting a house church where people prayed for me and for God’s will in my life.Read More
“…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).Read More
The January 2019 issue of Christian Doctor’s Digest…Moral relativism is at the heart of most of our currently contentious issues relating to sexual freedom: the sanctity of life and the ordering of virtue. Also, what have we learned over the last decade about stem cells? There is enormous potential for medicine, but the debate is, “Where do we get the cells?”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
His name was Hermon Miller, and he owned the grocery store on the street where I grew up. When it was hot and muggy on many summer afternoons, my mom would ask me to “Go down to Millers Store and get some pork chops for supper,” or perhaps, “Go down to Millers and get some bread for sandwiches, so I can make your lunch. Better get a pound of bologna, too.” I’d hop on my bike and ride down to the end of our street to get what my mom had said I should buy.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
Definitions are important for what they say—and for what they do not say. Consider the definition of human trafficking. “Trafficking in persons” (TIP) is defined by the U.S. Department of Defense as “the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel persons to provide labor or services or commercial sex. TIP involves exploitation of all types. TIP can include elements of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for the purpose of exploitation.” The U.S. Department of State declares, “Human trafficking deprives millions worldwide of their dignity and freedom. It undermines national security, distorts markets, and enriches transnational criminals and terrorists, and is an affront to our universal values. At-risk populations can face deceitful recruitment practices by those bent on exploiting them for labor or commercial sex….” Interestingly, there is no mention of exchanging human beings for money as a definition of human trafficking, yet it seems that buying and selling humans would qualify as “human trafficking.”Read More
“…There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4, NIV 1984).
I try to visit her twice a week, but sometimes only make it once. My mom is suffering from severe dementia and requires round-the-clock attendants. She can barely carry on a conversation and, when she does, it is often like, “I haven’t seen Mother in a while. How is she doing?” … with her own mother gone for 30 years; or, “Where is Bud?” … about our dad, who has been with the Lord for four years. My goal when I visit is to bring a moment of joy into her mental chaos, to produce a smile or a bit of laughter, even if she doesn’t understand.Read More
Donate Design is a funny word Dear Colleague, I want to take this opportunity to inform you of an exciting program that will become more and more important to you in the coming months as you begin searching for a practice. Christian Medical & Dental Associations’ Placement Services exists to help you find a position…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
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
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.
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
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