The DO | Print Archives

August 2007

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Remembering ‘Stro’: Profession celebrates legacy of visionary leader

He was dogged by hardship and misfortune, yet those who knew him well say that 2006-07 AOA President John A. Strosnider, DO, lived each day with passion and joy.

Other features

DOs and MDs take fresh look at venerable OMT techniques for children

While many traditional DO pediatricians have always been convinced of OMT’s benefits for young children, pediatricians trained in the past 20 years—MDs as well as DOs—are increasingly looking toward manual medicine as a way to relieve common childhood maladies.

Degree of responsibility: Class of 2007 reminded of professional, civic duties

Amid the graduation celebrations this spring, commencement speakers reminded new DOs of their new obligations to their patients, to their profession, to their communities and to their country.


Newsbriefs—First DO appointed to AMA’s CPT panel

AOA 1st Vice President Boyd R. Buser, DO, is the first osteopathic physician appointed to serve on the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology

President’s Voice—Lead by example: Embrace healthful habits

In his first column, AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, pays tribute to his predecessor and encourages readers to embrace healthful lifestyles.

Executive Director’s Desk—Thrust into greatness: AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO

AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, introduces AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO.

To the Point—Package inserts: medical camels

Arnold Melnick, DO, examines the history of patient package inserts.

OMS Spotlight—SOMA gets in gear for new academic year

Alan Shahtaji, OMS IV, reviews SOMA’s recent accomplishments and lists its new officers and trustees. And Scott Mackey, OMS III, looks at the how COSGP kicked off the 2007-08 academic year.