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Community Integrated Paramedicine Program

February 18, 2015

This is called the Rio Rico Fire & Medical District "Community Integrated Paramedicine Program." The term comes from "Community Paramedic " which is trademarked, and so when I first became interested in this concept in 2010, I wanted to use a term that was close enough but did not infringe on TM. When it came to name the program for a grant (we were unsuccessful in obtaining), I called it "Community Healthcare Paramedicine." Since then the concept has gained traction throughout Arizona and in 2014 Arizona Department of Health Services put together a steering group under the term "Community Integrated Paramedicine" (CIP). This is a term I support because this program truly must be integrated into the overall healthcare resources of each community, if it is to be successful.


Connect the Docs/AOMA District 6 Meeting - March 7

February 17, 2015

The next Connect the Docs will take place immediately following the AOMA District 6 Meeting on Saturday, March 7 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Agustin Kitchen, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, Ste. 150, Tucson, AZ 85745. This event is presented in partnership with AOMA. Please RSVP for yourself and one guest (if inclined) for Connect the Docs at info@tomf.org or call (520)299-4545. Appetizers and the first round of drinks will be provided.


Connect the Docs, January 31

January 27, 2015

Are you an osteopathic physician practicing in the Tucson area? If so, join us for Connect the Docs, an osteopathic physician networking and informational event. These events are a great way to get involved with the Foundation, network with your fellow southern Arizona DOs, and reconnect with colleagues. The next Connect the Docs will take place on Saturday, January 31 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at Yard House (Park Place Mall), 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711.


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sports Medicine

January 16, 2015

Everyone knows that exercise is an important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, injury can be an unfortunate consequence from exercise and sports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Department of Health and Human Services estimate that over 2 million people are treated in emergency rooms for sports related injuries each year. As a result of these injuries and/or other physical injuries, physical rehabilitation can be necessary. Additionally, when an individual is looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle, they may seek the advice of experts about making this switch as well as how to maintain it. Therefore, we have Jonathan Tait, DO to answer a few questions regarding these topics. Dr. Tait is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has practiced in Tucson since 2010. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by both the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also board-certified in Sports Medicine by the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine. Dr. Tait is the President, Medical Director at Rejuv Medical Southwest, located at 7790 N. Oracle Road, Suite 150. The telephone number for his office is (520) 777-9385.


AOA Osteopathic Continuous Certification 2013-2015 Cycle

December 17, 2014

Category 1A Credit is granted for live programs provided by Category 1 CME sponsors. Category 1B is granted for programs of a more casual nature (online, teaching, writing) provided by Category 1 CME sponsors. Category 2A is granted for live programs sponsored by non-AOA accredited providers. Category 2B is granted for programs of a more casual nature (online, teaching, writing) sponsored by non-AOA accredited providers.


Osteopathic Continuous Certification

December 16, 2014

Some Things to Remember 1. Category 1A Credit is granted for live programs provided by Category 1 CME sponsors. Category 1B is granted for programs of a more casual nature (online, teaching, writing) provided by Category 1 CME sponsors. Category 2A is granted for live programs sponsored by non-AOA accredited providers. Category 2B is granted for programs of a more casual nature (online, teaching, writing) sponsored by non-AOA accredited providers.


ACA Enrollment

November 17, 2014

With enrollment in the Affordable Care Act currently in full swing, we asked Michal Goforth and the team at the Pima Community Access Program some basic questions about the program. PCAP has worked with Cover Arizona, Enroll America and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to make sure it has the answers you need.


Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

November 14, 2014

The vascular system is composed of vessels that carry blood all throughout our bodies. Oxygen-rich blood is carried away from our heart by arteries and veins then carry oxygen-poor blood back to our heart. Anytime this complicated and vital process is disturbed, it can cause pain, dysfunction and many more severe complications. Therefore, we have Matthew Namanny, DO, FACOS available to answer a few questions regarding this topic. Dr. Namanny is board-certified in general surgery and is board eligible in vascular surgery. He specializes in treatment of peripheral vascular disease with a special interest in minimally invasive endovascular therapies. Additionally, Dr. Namanny is also a member of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Society of Vascular Medicine, and the Edward B. Deitrich Vascular Surgery Society. His office is located at Saguaro Surgical, 6422 E. Speedway Boulevard, Suite 150 and the office phone number is 520-318-3004.


TOMF Press Release: September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014

November CME Conference Has Cardiometabolic Focus


Infectious Diseases

September 4, 2014

As humans, we are constantly in contact with numerous people, objects, environments and thus, diseases. Viruses, bacteria, parasites, or fungi can cause infectious diseases. They can be spread via other humans, food, water, healthcare-associated infections, insects, and shared common areas in highly populated environments. Here to answer a few questions about infectious diseases is Tirdad T. Zangeneh, DO. Dr. Zangeneh is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine.


Pima County Health Alert!

August 13, 2014

Pima County is experiencing an increase in the number of syphilis cases. The Pima County Health Department is encouraging physicians to screen actively, treat presumptively, report promptly and stay informed.


Bariatric Surgery

July 30, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 35.7% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents are obese in the United States. This growing epidemic is not only costly to our country, but also has overwhelming effects...

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