Hannah Berhow, OMS-II, offers tips based on her experience of how to stay on track when taking medical courses asynchronously.
Dr. Hans T. Zuckerman offers a new way to think about osteopathic medicine and how to differentiate it from other medical practice. (Sponsored by Corporate Council Roundtable Member Geisinger Community Medicine)
2023 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award author Mitchell Schwocho, OMS-II, shares the current disparities contributing to disadvantages towards Hispanic Americans in healthcare and how progression is possible.
2023 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award author Weston Burrup, OMS-IV, shares the importance of paying attention to enteroceptive awareness and how it connects to viscerosomatic reflexes in patients.
2023 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award author Matthew Bentz, OMS-III, shares his journey of acquiring invaluable skills in crisis intervention, compassionate communication, and patient advocacy, emphasizing the importance of incorporating such training into medical education to foster empathy and improve the healthcare environment.
2023 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award author Hannah Lynch, DO, reviews the benefit of having medical interpreters to keep the lines of communication open when in-need patients visit their doctor.
2023 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award author Mackenzie Pargeon, OMS-III, reviews the evident line between physical and mental health and how physicians can help incorporate movement into patients’ lives.
Addressing the Obesity Epidemic: A Look at Where We’ve Come From and Where We’re Going with Nutrition Education
2023 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award author Kathleen Wong, OMS-IV, reviews the ongoing obesity epidemic and shares how we can combat it with proper nutrition.
Dr. Velayudhan explains how growing up Hindu and loving-kindness meditation practice has molded the way she faces life on and off the cushion. “I am learning that by being friendly toward our own discomfort, fears, doubts, anxieties, and uncertainties we can more easily be with these feelings when they percolate in our patients, friends, and family members.”
2023 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award third-place winner Violeta Foss, OMS-III. reviews and advocates for plant-based nutrition in the fight against COVID-19.
The Value of OMT in Preventative Medicine: Advocating for Equitable Reimbursement Rates for Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy
2023 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award second-place winner Elisabeth Arndt, DO, Ph.D. reviews and advocates for equitable reimbursement rates for osteopathic manipulation therapy.
2023 Namey/Burnett Preventive Medicine Writing Award first-place winner Maura Fox, DO reviews the current stigmas surrounding obesity and provides ways osteopathic family physicians can treat their patients.
Despite current legislation across the country that affects the LGBTQIA+ community, the medical profession has a responsibility to treat and serve all people. In order to provide the best possible care for all of our patients, it’s important to make sure we understand the challenges our patients may face. Going the extra step to be an ally improves patient/provider trust and increases the chance for positive medical outcomes.
In 2000, the National Institute of Health defined disparity as a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic and environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systemically experienced greater obstacles to health and have historically been linked to discrimination in healthcare.
When looking at differences among patient populations and finding the best ways in which to customize treatment options, we as physicians need to take a step back to understand the varying racial, ethnic and cultural differences from which our patients come.
Nalini Velayudhan, DO, shares how motherhood inspired her decision to pursue family medicine as part of the ACOFP Women’s Leadership Committee series.