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Hero Next Door: California DO calls it a career at age 101

Doran A. Farnum, DO, ended a 78-year career last fall without much fanfare. “Doran is a quiet, soft-spoken, very sweet man,” a colleague says.

Beyond the stethoscope: DOs, students excel in nonmedical pursuits

Medicine attracts goal-oriented individuals who pursue their careers with gusto. Some DOs apply equal fervor to their avocations.

When patients have the rockin’ pneumonia and the boogie-woogie flu

Ted Schwartzenfeld, DO, who has treated Detroit's visiting musicians since 1977, shares his insights on working with celebrities.

Hero Next Door: DO entrepreneur makes room for civic leadership, mentoring

Last November, Keith Leaphart, DO, received the 2013 Vision for Philadelphia Award in part for his civic and philanthropic initiatives.

Retirement: What life after medicine looks like for 4 DOs

Ready to embrace your golden years or transition from practicing medicine? Retired DOs advise pursuing your passions.

Family medicine lures with variety, strong relationships, growing influence

“I tell students that in family medicine, you can tailor your practice to whatever you want,” says Nancy Bono, DO.

Hero Next Door: Veteran shares her story of PTSD and recovery

A former Navy flight surgeon seeks to help others by speaking about her PTSD and her healing process.

Hero Next Door: DO establishes network of urgent care centers for underserved

Raised by his great-great grandmother in rural Mississippi, Eugene Allen, DO, grew up understanding the effects of poverty.

Have stethoscope, will travel: Despite hassles, DOs embrace life abroad

From the rolling hills of rural New Zealand to the mountains of southern Ethiopia, these DOs found a whole new world of health care.

How to become a neurosurgeon

Neurosurgeons are not necessarily smarter or more dexterous than physicians in other demanding surgical specialties.

Ringside at WWE: Matches may be fake, but injuries are real (most of the time)

WWE physician Michael Sampson, DO, opens up about treating professional wrestlers and the theatrics of his job.

Hero Next Door: With whole patient in mind, W.Va. DO seeks to reinvent a city

C. Donovan Beckett, DO, says his efforts to revitalize his hometown stem from the osteopathic notion of holistic medicine.

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