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A Cup of Coffee: Meth

Welcome back! Last week I wrote about the passing of my dad. You all shared this over 900 times. Thank you so much for your care and concerns. I will follow up in a week or so with a blog on Elder Abuse in America, as so many of you requested. If you missed that […]

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A Cup of Coffee: Goodbye, Dad

Welcome back. Last week, we talked about Trauma Informed Care. If you missed that blog and would like to catch up, click HERE. This week, I had planned to write a blog on Methamphetamine use. It was halfway done when I got the late night call that my dad had fallen in his care facility. […]

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Benjamin Buttars, Idaho

Benjamin Buttars comes to us from the gorgeous state of Idaho. He is a second year medical student and studies at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is this year’s recipient of the A.V. Jackson DO Endowment Scholarship Award. Ben spent two years serving in Brazil on a mission for his church, The Church […]

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Omar Rachdi, Oregon

Omar Rachdi is a third year medical student who hails from Oregon. He attends Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest (COMP-NW) and is the recipient of the Floyd Henry DO Endowment Scholarship Award. Omar told us a compelling story of traveling to visit relatives in Morocco. He was […]

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Gregory Herting, Alaska

Gregory (Greg) Herting grew up in beautiful Alaska, and attends Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California. He is a fourth year medical student, and the recipient of the Alaska Osteopathic Medical Association (AKOMA) scholarship award. Greg tells us that during his inpatient rotation this past year, he was able to apply osteopathic manipulative […]

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Kristina Van Nuys, Oregon

Kristina Van Nuys is a fourth year medical student, studying at Western University of Health Sciences, Comp-Northwest. She hails from Oregon and is this year’s recipient of the Willis Women’s Scholarship Award. Kristina told us, “I hope to always get to know my patients in such a way that I can learn what makes their […]

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Jenna Seeley, Oregon

Jenna Seeley comes from the green state of Oregon, and attends Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU). She is a second year medical student, and this year’s recipient of the Giving Back Scholarship Award. Jenna speaks of her experience treating a woman who was in so much pain, she could no longer lift her […]

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Andrew Boyer, Montana

Andrew (Andy) Boyer, hails from the great state of Montana. He is a second year medical student and attends Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW. Andy is the recipient of the Shirley Carpenter Endowment Scholarship award. Andy served on a missions trip while attending college and states that this experience helped shape him and gave […]

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Taylor Bundy, Oregon

Taylor Bundy is a third year medical student at Western University of Health Sciences Comp-Northwest and she is from the great state of Oregon. She is this year’s recipient of the Willis Women’s Scholarship Award. Taylor expressed to us her firm belief in using ones hands to diagnose and treat patients. She travelled to Kenya […]

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Krista Niezwaag, Idaho

Krista Niezwaag comes to us from Idaho and is a second year medical student. She attends Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM), and is this year’s recipient of the Fred and Diana Bradshaw Scholarship and Giving Back Scholarship Award. She also holds the distinct title of being the very first ICOM student to receive a […]

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