Dr. Robert Locke will be stepping down as Editor in Chief of PULSE following 12 years of service. His expertise, vision and attention to detail have been highly valued as ACOP has moved from print to the digital age.
This will be my final President’s Message. This April, Ed Packer, DO, FACOP will assume that responsibility.
It has been an honor to serve the ACOP these past two years. We have opened many doors with our ongoing goal of standing strong in support of osteopathic pediatricians.
My regular readers will recall that several of my columns talked about grandparents. I don’t know the source of this whimsical piece but for those of you who deal with grandparents (and who doesn’t?), this should bring a smile to your faces.
A paradox of neonatology and other subspecialty medicine is that we have more frequent opportunities to have substantive interactions with our patients and families than our primary care partners. Although our primary care partners form many meaningful physician-patient interactions, their challenges are greater. PCP have external pressures for short
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Now that the election has passed and a new president has been sworn in – are we still anxious? Our country celebrated one of its leading tenets – the peaceful transition of power. Whether you are happy, anxious or scared, the country has weathered many storms. From a health perspective, the new administration has placed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the
It was Friday at 4:30 pm when we received the call of another patient being admitted to the floor. It was a six-year-old girl with severe abdominal pain and elevated serum lipase. We brought her to the inpatient unit and performed the usual management for acute pancreatitis.
Some children need more than medical care. They need a voice. Children, like a young boy receiving illicit drugs from his father, or a newborn whose mother shows signs of intellectual disability, or a child whose parent who sells the child’s Adderall, except for a few pills given prior to an appointment—just enough to pass a urine toxicology screen.
In a recent issue of the PULSE, Arnold Melnick, DO, highlighted the need to properly teach parents how to use time-outs . An article in Academic Pediatrics, further highlights this issue. In this study of 401 parents, 85% used at
The ACOP has a fabulous spring conference planned in Louisville, Kentucky from Thursday, April 6 through Sunday, April 9, 2017! Why Louisville? STUDENTS! There are many osteopathic schools within driving distance. Many students make for a lively, well-balanced conference. Louisville is also home to the
October 7-10, 2017