Brenda Pecotte de Gonzalez, OMS II at A.T. Still University-SOMA Awarded $5,000 TOMF Founders' Scholarship
May 28, 2015
Brenda Pecotte de Gonzalez, OMS II, grew up in the small town of DeForest, Wisconsin and wants to be a family physician, just like the one who took care of her whole extended family while growing up. â€œHe (the doctor) did everything, from well-child checks to stitches to chronic condition management and to coordination of care with specialists. I really like that family medicine allows seeing all ages and offers a large scope of practice, including preventive medicine.â€ She really looks forward to discovering what â€œstyleâ€ sheâ€™ll develop as she enters practice. We asked Brenda a few questions about her path to medicine, daily life as a medical student and her future endeavors as an osteopathic physician. Read on to find out more.
May 28, 2015
Angela Marchant, OMS IV, grew up in Milwaukee and is currently a post-doctoral fellow in osteopathic medicine â€“ teaching 1st and 2nd year students anatomy and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). She spent part of her training in Tucson at El Rio Community Health Centers and plans a career in family medicine and OMM. â€œOsteopathic medicine is a deeply satisfying career if you are interested in actually confronting and transforming the root causes of disease and, in so doing, cultivating health for yourself and your patients.â€ We asked Angela a few questions about her path to medicine, daily life as a medical student and her future endeavors as an osteopathic physician. Read on to find out more.
May 28, 2015
Andrew Fontes, OMS II from Tubac, plans to become a pediatrician and was a researcher prior to choosing medicine. â€œI chose osteopathic medicine because of its foundation in connecting with a patient instead of a disease,â€ he says, adding that the most interesting discovery so far as a student has been the immense amount of respect given as he crosses from being a patient to a health care worker. â€œVolunteering this last summer in Guatemala, I was humbled by the level of gratitude the patients provided to each and every volunteer.â€ We asked Andrew a few questions about his path to medicine, daily life as a medical student and his future endeavors as an osteopathic physician. Read on to find out more.
May 27, 2015
Arka Chaudhury, OMS II from Phoenix, has a strong interest in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He started his career as a bio-engineer and loved studying and understanding the intricacies of the human body but something was missing. "In the engineering realm there is no accounting for a mind and spirit," he says, but won't discard his engineer's skills completely, especially problem-solving skills, in exchange for a physician's armamentarium. "A problem solver has to see more than just the facts, " he says, "A diagnosis can never be as simple as just looking at the facts of patient symptoms and labs...the true art to being a problem solver is to be able to adapt to variables and make necessary considerations." We asked Arka a few questions about his path to medicine, his daily life as a medical student and his future endeavors as an osteopathic physician. Read on to find out more about him.
May 27, 2015
Mark Murphy, OMS III, has called Tucson home since age three, went to the University of Arizona to become a civil engineer. â€œMy career path changed after two internships filled with number crunching in isolated cubicles,â€ he said, â€œThe human interaction, trust, communication and the ability to diagnose and treat both personal and health related issues made medical school and easy decision.â€ Murphy plans to stay in Arizona, possibly practicing emergency medicine or anesthesiology. We asked Mark a few questions about his path to medicine, daily life as a medical student and his future endeavors as an osteopathic physician. Read on to find out more.
May 26, 2015
Farrah J. Jalali, OMS III is an Arizona native who grew up in Tucson. Serendipitously, she discovered her passion for medicine as a student volunteer at the University of Arizona Cancer Center on Campbell, former site of Tucson General Hospital. There she shadowed a social worker who was married to an osteopathic physician who had trained and worked at Tucson General. After observing the physician at work, she decided to pursue a DO degree and become a family physician.
May 19, 2015
There is increasing evidence that opioid medications are over-prescribed and poorly managed because prescribers are not aware of appropriate opioid risk management strategies and non-opioid approaches to treating chronic pain. This activity seeks to familiarize prescribers with current guidelines for opioid use and prescribing, as well as educate prescribers about non-opioid strategies for pain management.
April 1, 2015
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes determination and cognitive effort. A vital part in keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is an individual's primary care physician. Not only can primary care physicians provide their patients with valuable guidelines for leading a healthy life, but they can specify guidelines on a more individual-basis based on their patient's history, family history, and goals. To gain more insight about this topic, David Los, DO will answer some common questions. Dr. Los is a family medicine physician at CMG Northwest (Carondelet Medical Group), located at 551 W. Magee Road. His office telephone number is 520-498-6467. Dr. Los received his medical degree as well as a Master's degree in Health Care Administration at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.
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.
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 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 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 email@example.com or call (520)299-4545. Appetizers and the first round of drinks will be provided.
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.
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.