1422436902 Catholic Medical Association News & Information http://cathmed.org/ Updates, news, information and resources en info@cathmed.org Copyright 2015 2015-01-27T11:34:00+00:00 2015-01-27T16:57:00+00:00 CMA Issues White Paper on POLST (Blog) Continue Reading cma-issues-white-paper-on-polst#When:16:57:00Z Originally posted on May 15,2013 Bala Cynwyd, PA—The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) has published a White Paper on POLST in the May issue of the Linacre Quarterly, CMA’s journal of medical ethics, released this week. POLST (an acronym for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment”) is a new kind of advanced medical decision-making document that is spreading rapidly across the United States as a result of an organized campaign. Announcements, 2015-01-27T11:34:00+00:00 Declaration of Faith (Resources) Continue Reading declaration-of-faith#When:11:34:00Z DECLARATION OF FAITH of Catholic doctors and students of medicine, on the sexuality and fertility of human beings: We, doctors, entrusted to protect human life from its conception until its natural end; BELIEVE in one God, the Lord of Heaven and earth, who created man and woman in His own image and likeness. PROCLAIM that the human body and life, being gifts from God, are sacred and inviolable and that... Officers, 2015-01-26T18:55:00+00:00 John A. Schirger, M.D. (People) Continue Reading john-a.-schirger-md#When:18:55:00Z Dr. John A. Schirger practices cardiology with a specialization in advanced heart failure at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. 2015-01-26T17:30:00+00:00 Abortion Interrupted: CMA Member Reverses Abortion Drug After Mom Changes Mind (Blog) Continue Reading abortion-interrupted:-cma-member-reverses-abortion-drug-after-mom-changes-m#When:17:30:00Z Originally posted on March 16, 2014 After a Colorado woman regretted her decision to undergo a chemical abortion, she desperately searched for a doctor who could reverse the effects of the abortion drug mifepristone. She found CMA member Edwin Anselmi, M.D., who quickly implemented a protocol developed by two other CMA members, George Delgado, M.D., and Mary Davenport, M.D. To read more about Dr. Anselmi and additional inspiring details of the case, click this link. 2015-01-26T15:24:00+00:00 Boot Camp: Back by Popular Demand! (Blog) Continue Reading boot-camp-back-by-popular-demand#When:15:24:00Z Mark your calendars for the third Annual Medical Boot Camp for Students and Residents June 16-21.  Hosted at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary outside of Philadelphia, PA, the Boot Camp is also open to residents this year. World-renowned speakers, powerful presentations and profound spiritual reflection are the hallmarks of this unique event.  Last year over 23 medical schools were represented with 25 medical students.  This year, for the first time, residents are welcome to attend. During the Boot Camp, participants also experience a sense of community and friendship.  A special night on the town is planned this year; a special surprise!  Register early. 2015-01-16T21:19:00+00:00 The Gaylord, Michigan Diocese is Hosting a Special Talk and Reception (Guild Events) Continue Reading gaylord-diocese-hosting-special-talk-reception#When:21:19:00Z Everyone is invited Sunday, February 1st to St Mary's Cathedral Social Hall in Gaylord, Michigan at 4pm. The Gaylord Diocese Saints Cosmas and Damian Guild of the Catholic Medical Association will be sponsoring this event. Father Polycarp will be giving a heart-rendering talk about his experiences in Nigeria. In light of recent events this is a most important time to hear his story. Everyone in the community is welcome! Invite friends and family. Please especially encourage other healthcare professionals in your life to join us for fellowship. We will be having light refreshments. If you are able to bring an appetizer or snack to pass that would be very appreciated. Thank you all so much for the hard work you do in our community. Hope to see you all there! 2015-01-15T16:48:00+00:00 White Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo (Guild Events) Continue Reading white-mass-at-st.-josephs-cathedral-in-buffalo#When:16:48:00Z The Buffalo Physicians in the CMA are having a White Mass celebrated by Bishop Malone of the Diocese of Buffalo at St. Joseph's Cathedral on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 10:30am.  Dr. Ashley Fernandes is the guest speaker at the reception following the Mass - discussing Euthanasia & Physician Assisted Suicide.  Click here to view a flyer with registration information. Directors, 2015-01-06T01:00:00+00:00 Craig L. Treptow, M.D. (People) Continue Reading craig-l.-treptow-m.d#When:01:00:00Z Dr. Craig Treptow, a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, sees patients from newborns to geriatrics in Great Falls, MT. Inspired by his physician father in rural Nebraska, Dr. Treptow pursued chemistry and mathematics premed study at University of Nebraska-Kearney; his Bachelor of Science degree was magna cum laude. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine in 1992 from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis and completed his residency in Lincoln, NE. Dr. Treptow became interested in the CMA in 2006, and after attending the National CMA Conference in 2007, became convinced of the importance of Catholic Bioethics in the day-to-day practice of medicine. He helped start the Montana Guild in response to that need. He is well informed about the dynamics of physician assisted suicide and its dangers in his state and elsewhere. Dr. Treptow and his psychologist wife, Robin, homeschool their young sons with an emphasis on Latin. He is a classical pianist and plays for his parish; he likes to hike and camp in Glacier National Park and read philosophy in his spare time. Directors, 2015-01-06T00:00:00+00:00 Michael S. Parker, MD (People) Continue Reading michael-s.-parker,-md#When:00:00:00Z Dr. Michael Parker is a native to the central Ohio area. He attended Kenyon College where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Biology. In the fall of 1985, he enrolled at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, graduating with his doctorate degree in 1989. Dr. Parker then completed his residency training at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1993. Dr. Parker is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1995), a member of the Ohio State Medical Association and the Columbus Medical Association. He also has received additional training and certification as a Natural Family Planning medical consultant through The Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in affiliation with Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska; and based on his Catholic and Pro-life beliefs, changed his practice to Natural Family Planning only, in 2004. Dr. Parker and his wife Teresa live with their six children in New Albany. They are active in Pro-Life Causes and attend St. Matthew and St. Patrick Church. Dr. Parker is an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Directors, 2015-01-05T23:00:00+00:00 David J. Hilger, M.D. (People) Continue Reading david-j.-hilger-md#When:23:00:00Z Dr. David J. Hilger is a diagnostic radiologist practicing in Omaha Nebraska, with an expertise in women’s imaging and breast cancer detection. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska for medical school and radiology residency. He is a board certified radiologist and in addition he is a Fellow in the American College of Radiology. Dr. Hilger has served on numerous medical and Catholic committees and boards. Dr. Hilger is the immediate past president of the Omaha Chapter of Legatus. He and his wife Mary are active in the Omaha Catholic community. They also both have a personal interest in disease prevention and health promotion, along with incorporating their Catholic faith into health promotion. They are members of the St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Omaha, and they have 3 adult children and 1 grandchild. Directors, 2015-01-02T21:00:00+00:00 John I. Lane, MD (People) Continue Reading john-i.-lane,-md#When:21:00:00Z Dr. John Lane currently practices neuroradiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology. Dr. Lane received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in biology from the University of Scranton and earned a Doctor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, Pennsylvania and a fellowship in Neuroradiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Lane served 4 years in the U.S. Navy in Oakland, California. He joined the Mayo Clinic in 1999 after 4 years of private practice in Great Falls, Montana. Dr. Lane and his wife, Mary Frances, have been married 26 years and have four children. Directors, 2015-01-01T21:44:00+00:00 Paul Braaton, MD (People) Continue Reading paul-braaton,-md#When:21:44:00Z Paul Joseph Braaton, M.D., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the care of the foot and ankle. He has over thirteen years of private practice experience. Dr. Braaton’s clinical interests and expertise include: foot & ankle reconstructive surgery, ankle arthroscopy, tendon problems, diabetic foot neuropathy, foot deformities, fallen arch, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and total ankle replacements. Dr. Braaton received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Texas and his residency at the University of Tennessee’s Campbell Clinic. He also served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve in 1997. Dr. Braaton attended the Legion of Christ Seminary from March 1993 to March 1995. He has also volunteered on numerous medical mission trips to Mexico. He is currently an orthopaedic surgical partner at the OrthoMed Center of Modesto, CA. 2014-12-22T18:39:00+00:00 Enhancing Patient-Centered Reproductive Health Care (Guild Events) Continue Reading enhancing-patient-centered-reproductive-health-care#When:18:39:00Z The Catholic Physicians Guild of Dallas and the Catholic Pro-Life Committee invites you to a conference on Enhancing Patient-Centered Reproductive Health Care: Understanding and Addressing Unmet Ethical and Clinical Concerns. The conference is on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 9am until 3pm. For more information and registration click here or call 972-267-LIFE. 2014-12-22T18:25:00+00:00 St. Louis Guild Day of Recollection (Guild Events) Continue Reading st.-louis-guild-day-of-recollection#When:18:25:00Z The St. Louis Guild of the Catholic Medical Association invites you to reflect on encountering Jesus Christ in our work with the sick. Join Fr. Christopher Collins, S.J. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 9am until 3pm. 2014-10-15T00:00:00+00:00 Discounted Linacre Quarterly Gift Subscription for Clergy Available (Blog) Continue Reading discounted-linacre-quarterly-gift-subscription-for-clergy-available#When:00:00:00Z The CMA and Maney, the publisher of The Linacre Quarterly, are excited to offer a discounted gift subscription price for the 2015 volume of the Linacre for CMA members who sponsor a gift subscription for their pastor, bishop, other clergy member or member of a religious order, or for a member of the USCCB Doctrine or Pro-Life Committees. The cost is only $50 for the entire year—a savings of over 50 percent. The subscription will include four print issues plus online access. For information, go to http://www.cathmed.org/resources/linacre-quarterly/