Adam P. Lauer, DO, leaves a corporate practice behind to pursue his dream of a solo family practice. "Under the corporate model, physician and patient frustration runs high. If both physicians and patients are unhappy, why practice this way?" he writes.
Now is the time for leaders to come together to fix the country’s broken healthcare system, according to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, JD, D-Ore. "Our nation needs to provide real healthcare for our citizens instead of the ‘sick care’ it offers today," he writes.
Providing accessible healthcare requires giving patients back the power to make medical decisions, explains U.S. Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Ga. "Having navigated the federal healthcare system as a physician for more than two decades, I understand that a Washington-controlled solution cannot provide the positive change we need," he writes.
Neil Spiegel, DO, provides Barack Obama some insight into the US healthcare system from a physician’s perspective. "More and more physicians in my area are leaving the system and not taking insurance, and I believe this trend will continue," Dr Spiegel notes.
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 fifth annual history essay competition.
Actions taken by the AOA helped bring an Oklahoma hospital back from the bring of closure and save dozens of internship, residency and fellowship positions.
The outlook may seem bleak, but with sound fiscal judgment and inspiring leadership, the AOA will weather the economic crisis.
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Nearly 50 osteopathic medical students, faculty and staff members from VCOM journeyed across the globe during Thanksgiving recess to provide emergency medical services for victims in flood-ravaged Honduras.