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Anthony Will, D.O., of Midwestern University’s Multispecialty Clinic has been named a Patients’ Choice physician for four consecutive years.

Midwestern Physician Earns Patients’ Choice Award

Anthony Will, D.O., Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) at Midwestern University, and a practicing physician at the University’s Multispecialty Clinic in Glendale, Arizona, has been recognized as a Patients’ Choice physician.

The Patients’ Choice Award recognizes physicians for the positive influence of their work. The honor, tabulated from hundreds of thousands of patient reviews, was awarded to physicians who received consistently near-perfect scores – only five percent of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians in 2013. The award represents the fourth consecutive year that Dr. Will has been so honored.

Dr. Will also received the 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award, which is bestowed upon physicians whose average review rating is at least 3.5 out of 4.0 in the category of bedside manner. Only three percent of reviewed physicians qualified for this honor.

The awards were given by Vitals.com, an online resource that millions of patients use to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor’s bedside manner and follow-up care.

One of Midwestern University’s fully-licensed faculty physicians, Dr. Will practices at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic, which provides affordable, comprehensive medical treatment for the whole family in specialty areas that include Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Foot & Ankle Clinic/Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, and Pharmacy Services.

For more information on Midwestern University’s Multispecialty Clinic, Eye Institute, or Dental Institute, visit www.mwuclinics.com.

JCL Surgery

Partnership Creates New Valley Medical Resources

At a time when healthcare dominates the national news, Midwestern University in Glendale and John C. Lincoln Hospitals, Phoenix, are working together to augment local medical resources by creating a general surgery training program for osteopathic medical school graduates.

The new osteopathic general surgery residency program, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, was jointly developed by Midwestern and John C. Lincoln. The program was approved for two residents to begin each year, for a total of 10 residents in the program.

Residents will be trained at both John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, 250 East Dunlap, Phoenix, and John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital, 19829 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. John C. Lincoln Hospitals are not-for-profit acute care community medical centers that have been nationally recognized for their quality of patient care and medical technology.

“Midwestern University is committed to the development of quality postdoctoral residency programs in the State of Arizona and around the country,” said Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University. “Our mission is to provide our communities with well-trained physicians and other much-needed healthcare providers both now and in the future.”

“John C. Lincoln brings a vast array of surgical experience to this program,” noted Alicia Mangram, M.D., FACS, Medical Director of the Level 1 Trauma Services program at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital and Program Director of the new General Surgery Residency Program. “We have 20 general surgeons who will be associated with the residency program with experience in trauma surgery, advanced laparoscopic, and robotic procedures.”

Projected physician shortages have made establishing new Arizona-based osteopathic surgical residency opportunities a top priority for Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM) and the University’s Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute (MWU/OPTI). According to Midwestern statistics, 97 percent of Arizona-native AZCOM students who receive postdoctoral training in-state remain in Arizona to practice, reducing the state’s physician shortage.

Any graduate of an accredited osteopathic medical school may apply to participate in the surgical residency program, Dr. Mangram explained. Residents selected to participate in the program will complete training in basic general surgery, advanced laparoscopic, robotic, colorectal, trauma, surgical critical care, endoscopy, vascular, and cardiothoracic procedures. Training in burns and pediatrics will be provided offsite.