Today’s Christian Doctor – Fall 2016

Todays Christian Doctor Fall 2016
BurnoutFall 2016

Combat Burnout and Reclaim Your Calling

I quit medicine. I was only five months out of residency and I was leaving medicine. I was finally a full-fledged physician with the big paycheck but absolutely no fulfillment. Not only did I leave the office night after night completely frustrated, hopeless and exhausted, I showed up each morning in the same state, if not slightly worse.
Fall 2016Transgender

Transgender Identification

CMDA affirms the historic and enduring Christian understanding of humankind as having been created male and female. CMDA has concerns about recent usage of the term “gender” to emphasize an identity other than one’s biological sex, that is, a sense of self based on subjective feelings or desires of identifying more strongly with the opposite sex or with some combination of male and female.
Faith & HealthFall 2016Prayer

Praying With Our Patients

We had completed a full workup for chronic pain for Susan, a patient of mine, and I could not find a physical or emotional etiology. Though she initially resisted discussing her social and spiritual health, she eventually became willing to talk after I questioned her again.
Fall 2016ScholarshipStudents

Ripple Effects: The Steury Scholarship

In our first million years in heaven, I think we are going to find out all of the things we said or the things we did that impacted people’s lives here on earth—off-handed comments we spoke in passing, events we had no idea happened, actions we never considered to be important that God used for His glory.