Category Archives: Medical Missions

Interview: Dr. Walt Says Opportunities Abound To Bring Faith Into Medicine

Here’s an interview with me, from HCJB Global, about my teaching time at a large international medical conference in Quito, Ecuador, last month.

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Dr. Walt Teaches “Spirituality Plays Key Role” at Annual Medical Conference in Ecuator

Last month Barb and I were privileged to travel to Quito, Equator to participate in a medical mission trip and for me to teach at a large international medical conference. Here’s an article from HCJB Global about my teaching and … Continue reading

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Books for those considering the mission field (or praying for missionaries)

My dear friend, John McVay, who is the Chief of Staff at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency and also directs their Medical Missions Program wrote me to say: I am writing to ask if you would spread the word about … Continue reading

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For Healthcare Professionals Who Volunteer: You May Not Be Considered a Good Samaritan

As the Medical Director of a clinic for uninsured adults in Colorado Springs — Mission Medical Clinic, a clinic sponsored by over 100 churches and staffed by over 250 volunteers — I’m often asked to speak around the country on … Continue reading

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The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World – Part 3 – Great Britain

In the midst of our national debate about healthcare reform, people on both sides of the debate seem to pick and choose among the facts and myths about the nationalized healthcare available in a number of other countries. The fact … Continue reading

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Christian Doctors Group Warns of New Pro-Suicide Bias in Law and Policy

The Christian Medical Association (CMA), the nation’s largest faith-based organization of physicians, today warned of the potential for pro-suicide ideology to seep into law and government policy. The organization pointed to pro-suicide influence in a controversial Veterans Administration (VA) manual … Continue reading

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Health Myth #10: Preventive Medicine Saves Money

According to a column by Charles Krauthammer, MD, “Obama (touts) prevention as amazingly dual-purpose: ‘It saves lives. It also saves money.’ Reform proponents repeat this like a mantra. Because it seems so intuitive, it has become conventional wisdom. But like most … Continue reading

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Larimore Family Newsletter – June 2009 Edition

Family Update Dr. Walt Named in “Guide to America’s Top Family Doctors” Dr. Walt Finally on Facebook Publication Update New Title for Dr. Walt’s First Novel: The Gabon Virus Dr. Walt writes chapter for Joe Gibbs’ new book: Game Plan … Continue reading

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Unchristian – What a new generation really thinks about Christianity … and why it matters

While teaching a “Saline Solution” conference in Denver recently, one of the attendees recommended I read a recently released book: Unchristian — What a new generation really thinks about Christianity … and why it matters. The book is written by … Continue reading

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Majority of Docs Believe In Miracles

A new national study among 1,134 physicians revealed that the majority (72%) believe that miracles have occurred in the past and 70% believe that they can occur today. In addition, 69% indicated that religion is a reliable and necessary guide … Continue reading

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‘Research Miracle’ – Pancreas cells transformed into insulin producing cells

Biologists at Harvard say they’ve transformed one type of fully developed adult cell into another type. They transformed adult pancreas cells into insulin producing cells in mice. Could this be a potential cure for type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes? And, could … Continue reading

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John McCain’s wife loves medical mission work

ABC News is reporting that while Americans will be attending church this Sunday, Cindy McCain the woman who could one day be first lady will be walking around a garbage dump, far removed from her comfortable life in Phoenix. This … Continue reading

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Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 4, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines. If Dad is not involved in child care, can we blame the mom? Here’s one the major news outlets haven’t touched.

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Final Report from Myanmar Team

Now that a team of courageous family physicians is safely out of Myanmar, I can release to you their report of their trip. The team of Christian family physicians and other healthcare professionals originated at the only Christian Family Medicine … Continue reading

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Family Physicians in Earthquake Ravaged China – Report #2

Last week I posted a report from my friend, Chris Place, M.D., from the Hope Medical Clinic is Macao, China, about a team he was leading in the earthquake ravaged area of Chendu, China. Here are Chris’ sobering diary entries … Continue reading

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Team of Family Physicians in Myanmar – Report #5

Here is the 5th update on the brave young team of family physicians who crossed the border from Thailand into Myanmar to serve the victims of the cyclone. This message is from the wife of the team leader: The team … Continue reading

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Team of Family Physicians in Myanmar – Report #4

  Here is the 4th update on the brave young team of family physicians who crossed the border from Thailand into Myanmar to serve the victims of the cyclone. This message is from the wife of the team leader:

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Team of Family Physicians in Myanmar – Report #3

  Dr. Walt has received another report from a spouse of one of the team members of the Family Physicians from the U.S. that crossed the Thailand border into Myanmar and are providing medical mission work in the devastated delta … Continue reading

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Family Physicians in Earthquake Ravaged China

  Dr. Walt went to medical school with a college friend, Keith Morgan. They have been dear friends ever since. Dr. Morgan and his wife, Cindy, have been serving as medical missionaries in Macao, China, for almost 30 years. Part of … Continue reading

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U.S. Family Physicians in Myanmar – Report #2

  Dr. Walt has received this report from a spouse of one of the team members of the brave U.S. Family Physicians that have crossed the Thailand border into Myanmar and are providing medical mission work in some of the … Continue reading

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Brave Young U.S. Doctors in Myanmar Send Secret Note

  Dr. Walt has been made aware of a group of young Christian family medicine physicians and healthcare professionals from the United States who have made their way across the Thailand-Myanmar border to provide emergency medical relief for the victims … Continue reading

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