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OMED 2012

OMED 2012 video: What do you like best about being a physician?

As OMED 2012 wraps up, attendees reflect on why they love their chosen profession.

Q&A: Former Detroit Red Wings team physician, a DO, scores with new memoir

In Hockeytown Doc, John H. Finley, DO, reflects on nearly five decades as a professional hockey team physician.

Author Lee Woodruff praises healers who offer hope, allow for miracles

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“CBS This Morning” contributor shares the challenges her family faced after her husband was critically wounded in Iraq.

Going live with an EHR: Practical advice from DOs who lived to tell

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For one, plunge in and use a new system to the fullest extent possible from the beginning, family physician recommends.

The faces of OMED

Take a look at the backgrounds and interests of some of this year’s OMED attendees.

Let’s get physical: How fit physicians at OMED stay in shape

Prioritizing fitness by making workouts part of a daily schedule is a big help, DOs and students say.

OMED 2012 video: The good, the bad in the Affordable Care Act

The DO asked OMED attendees for their thoughts on the best and worst aspects of the health care reform law.

Psychiatrist shares tips with physicians for managing anger

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On average, physicians spend half their time each day dealing with conflict, says Jonathan D. Colen, DO.

Telemedicine may be the next great medical frontier, DO says

Telemedicine is poised to turn health care on its head: “We're probably closer to achieving that than most people think,” Ohio DO says.

Concussions: Diagnosing the prevalent, though often unrecognized, injury

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As many as 2 million concussions go unidentified each year, says concussion expert R. Robert Franks, DO, during OMED 2012.

Web Marketing 101: Tools for busy DOs who don’t ‘like’ technology

Web-shy physicians are missing chances to gain new patients, medical marketing expert says at OMED.

Buy-in, culture of change keys to achieving ‘meaningful use’ certification

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“The process is not a monster,“ a Michigan internist assures his OMED 2012 audience. “It’s just a toddler growing.”

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