To achieve the overarching goal of improving patients’ health, physicians need to grasp the complex web of religious, ethnic and community traditions that influence patients’ attitudes and behavior.
For every physician who is openly gay or transgender, many remain closeted, fearing they will not be accepted within the medical community.
When Christine N. McGinn, DO, decided to publicly discuss her experiences as a male-to-female transsexual, she knew the revelation could take a damaging toll on her career as an osteopathic physician.
Effective May 23, physicians who engage in electronic transactions must use only their National Provider Identifier number on claims submitted to Medicare. Also, the AOA Council of Interns and Residents e-mailed the first issue of its semimonthly newsletter.
Healthcare and health-outcome disparities between racial minorities and white Americans are glaring, writes AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO.
AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, details the benefits of volunteering.
Arnold Melnick, DO, shares humorous tidbits of medical communication he’s collected over the years.
Robert Kelley, OMS III, describes the Canvas of Hope gallery, a mixture of art, charity and education that opened at TUCOM-CA in March.
To entice osteopathic medical students, interns and residents to study their profession’s past struggles and achievements, the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic History and Identity is conducting its fourth annual history essay competition.