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MASON CITY | Dr. Stephen Thorn has helped deliver more than 7,000 babies as a obstetrician and gynecologist. But in roughly a half-hour interview with the Globe Gazette, he made sure to credit the people he works with every day at Mercy Medical Center—North Iowa. That includes six other doctors, two advanced practice providers and multiple other nurses who help treat his patients with the utmost care. "The positiveness in this hospital, there's something you can't put your finger on," Thorn, 69, said. "That's the way it, the kindness. Even people who follow me here from Minnesota ... everybody was like 'Wow, now I know why you're here.'" Thorn spent more than 20 years as a doctor in Albert Lea before Phil Lee, a physician at Mercy, finally convinced him to move to Mason City. He's been here since 2012, and has been amazed by the nurses and doctors from the day he started. Communication is key, Thorn said. "That's...
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The first graduating class from the UAG School of Medicine four-year international program was named after Dr. William De La Pena By Sean Burrows January 19, 2018 (Newswire.net -- January 18, 2018) -- The Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine just held commencement ceremonies for their first graduates of their new four year program. Many may wonder why this would be considered news at all since most medical programs in the United States are four years. But this isn’t about a medical school in the United States, nor do they produce doctors like most schools in the United States produce. UAG alumni and advisory board member, Dr. William De La Pena explains, “There is an acute shortage of doctors that are both bilingual and bicultural here in the U.S. Being able to speak a second language isn’t enough, so seeing how medicine is practiced in other countries is a valuable asset to our communities. We need more family practitioners with this cultural understanding.”...
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The first class that successfully completed the international program of Medicine from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG) in the four year curriculum. This curriculum is designed in such a way that the students receive the knowledge required for the international standards and lets the students, especially Americans and Puerto Ricans return to their country in less time as well as incorporate themselves into the work force in an easier manner and better contribute to the community. The UAG graduates also lives a multicultural and bilingual experience that lets them extend their competitiveness in the exercise of their profession. Dr. William de la Peña, Regent from the University of California and a distinguished ophthalmologist in the state of California, participated in this special event of the first generation of the four year curriculum. The Vice President of UAG, Antonio Leaño del Castillo, delivered a message to the class highlighting the UAG mission of delivering to society, good men and women, who are...
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First Choice Emergency Room, named Dr. Leigh Galetzan, as the new Medical Director of its Austin Arboretum facility. Dr. Galatzan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Before joining First Choice Emergency Room, Dr. Galatzan served as Medical Director of HealthMarkets in Dallas, TX as well as the Medical Director of the Student Division of United Healthcare in Plano, TX. He also previously served as the Medical Director of First Choice emergency Room- Round Rock. Dr. Galatzan is board-certified in emergency medicine and has over 35 years practicing emergency medicine. First Choice Emergency Room facilities are equipped with a full radiology suite, including CT scanner, Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, as well as on-site laboratories certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) and accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratories Accreditation (COLA). “Dr. Galatzan is an excellent physician and will ensure our freestanding emergency...
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