There are surgeons among us who do amazing things, and who have unique and interesting talents in the arts, music, sports, community service, etc. The purpose of “DOs that Do” is to showcase these individuals and their special talents or contributions.
Read about them in The Orthopod!
How many of you make rounds in a helicopter? Or fly up to wilderness Canada for fishing and backcountry Idaho for hiking?
Meet Greg Barnhill, DO, and read about his fascination with flying!
When did you first get interested in flying?
My father was a family doc and had a patient who owed him for delivering his twins. He was also a helicopter instructor pilot. So, when I was 15, my father sent this guy to the Texas Gulf coast to buy a rebuilt Bell Whirlybird. Neither of us knew how to fly, so we learned together. Read more…
When did you first become interested in music?
I remember watching the old Bugs Bunny Looney Tunes cartoons when I was eight or so, and being more interested in the music than the cartoon.
What got you started?
My father and mother put me on the piano at a young age. I was able to read music – bass cleft and treble cleft very early in my life. I was able to work out the classical songs I was told to learn. I could hear a song and then play it on the piano. I would force myself to read the written music so I could better understand what the composer wanted. Read more…
Dr. Charles Orth practices a fulfilled general orthopedic practice in Blue Springs, MO (Kansas City) where he is also orthopedic residency Program Director at St. Mary’s Medical Center. He attended the University of Health Sciences of Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency at the Kansas City program.
Dr. Orth is married, his beautiful wife is a practicing family physician and Program Director as well for a family practice residency in Kansas City and has two sons, ages 26 and 24 living in Chicago and Kansas City. Dr. Orth currently serves as a Director on the AOAO Board. Read more…
Germaine Fritz, DO, FAOAO, has volunteered 15 years of overseas “mission” work in Central America, South America and Africa
What motivated you to pursue overseas volunteer work?
An Orthopedics Overseas / Hand Surgery Overseas trip is all about why I became a physician – caring for people who truly need help. It’s working with individuals in their home territory, respecting their culture and ideas and sharing ideas together from different parts of the world.
The playing field is leveled and we are just trying to care for people and learn from each other.
What about the lack of supplies and equipment?
The lack of technology, combined with the need to use creative judgment and diagnostic skills, is challenging and rewarding. The absence of politics, EMR and ICD 10 is refreshing! Read more…