Physicians and medical students are less likely to seek help for depression than the general population. Here's why.
“Pathologists must be definitive,” says Jack S. Moskowitz, DO. “When I see cancer, I call it, but I have to be absolutely sure.”
Alan N. Langnas, DO, who heads a renowned transplantation program in Nebraska, fell into the field by chance.
Seeking to connect with patients, increase awareness of health issues and process their own struggles, blogger DOs take to the Web.
Enchantment with the eye, one of the most complex and cherished organs of the body, accounts for much of the field’s appeal.
Medicine poses challenges to devout Jewish and Christian physicians. Here's how some DOs reconcile their profession with their beliefs.
Despite the long hours, many orthopedic surgeons love improving patients' mobility and finding creative solutions to problems.
“We look at not only the psychiatric issues, but the environmental issues, social issues and underlying medical disease,” says psychiatrist Stephen M. Scheinthal, DO.
Recognizing the unmet health care needs in her small Idaho town, Sarah Jessup, DO, opened a free health care clinic.
"Your genes plus your environment equal your disease," says Amy L. Dean, DO, whose personal experience drew her to the field.
This demanding specialty appeals to detail-minded, analytic types who love to make differential diagnoses and advise on treatment options.
“Military service brings added meaning to my life,” says Terry D. Hashey, DO, who's served in four armed forces reserves. “It’s also exciting.”