Patient Care 

In the Field

Hero Next Door: DO revamping geriatric medicine in northwest Pa.

James Lin, DO, is overseeing construction of a state-of-the-art 138-bed senior living center designed with patient comfort in mind.

Hero Next Door: DO broke ground in education, South Africa

Karen Steele, DO, created a new OPP-focused admin position at WVSOM. She was also the first DO registered in South Africa.

Hero Next Door: DO uses roller derby to spread anti-bullying message

Pediatrician Ellen Lauer, DO, travels central Maine teaching students the dangers of bullying and the joys of roller derby.

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. ā€œDoran is a quiet, soft-spoken, very sweet man,ā€ 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

ā€œI tell students that in family medicine, you can tailor your practice to whatever you want,ā€ 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.