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I Went Into Healthcare to Treat a Person, Not a Disease

August 27, 2019

Dr. William Cooke, Facility Medical Director (FMD), at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana, part of the LifePoint Group, saw a problem in his community about 15 years ago. In 2004, he opened a medical office in neighboring Austin, Indiana, called Foundations Family Medicine. Prior to this clinic, there had not been accessible healthcare in...

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 5: TeleBehavioral Health

May 30, 2019

Listen in on conversations with leading clinicians across the country that cover all the things they don’t teach you in residency in our new podcast Beyond Clinical Medicine. What is TeleBehavioral Health and how can it impact patient care? In episode 5, Dr. Strauss speaks with Dr. James Horst, DO, FACN, National Medical Director of...

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