NHRMC Coastal Family Medicine Plans Information Session During National Osteopathic Medicine Week

April 10, 2014
Wilmington, NC –To emphasize the importance of leading healthy lifestyles, osteopathic physicians (DOs) from NHRMC Coastal Family Medicine and SEAHEC (South East Area Health Education Center) are hosting an information session from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15th, at UNC-Wilmington’s DePaolo Conference Room. The event is being held in conjunction with National Osteopathic Medicine Week. During the event, DOs will discuss their approach to medicine and the impact its residency program has on the community. For more information, contact Joy Sessoms at 910.332.3613. National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week is April 13-19. NOM Week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal—increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and DOs in communities across the country. What is a DO?Osteopathic physicians (DOs) are fully licensed to prescribe medication and practice in all specialty areas, including family practice, surgery and psychiatry. Currently, there are more than 104,000 DOs and osteopathic medical students in the U.S. DOs are trained to consider the health of the whole person and use their hands to help diagnose and treat their patients. They focus on preventive health care by teaching their patients to develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight illness but also help prevent it. About SEAHECThe South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC), Wilmington’s largest foundation-based non-profit organization, was created in 1972 with the mission to improve healthcare in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Duplin and Columbus counties by providing education, training and resources to healthcare professionals. It operates under the guidance of the Health Sciences Foundation Board. SEAHEC increases the local medical workforce by coordinating residency programs, providing clinical experience for medical students and inspiring youth to pursue healthcare careers. SEAHEC also provides medical services to the underserved through its medical practices and assists area physicians to adopt electronic health records and improve clinical quality. Over its 40 year history, SEAHEC has trained thousands of doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to ensure high-quality healthcare services are available to all residents in the region. For more information on SEAHEC programs and services visit www.seahec.net.About New Hanover Regional Medical CenterWith a dedicated team of more than 6,000 employees, 550 physicians and 800 volunteers, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is one of the largest county-owned public hospitals in the United States. A multi-campus healthcare system, NHRMC includes the main 17th Street campus where the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital, NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center, NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital and NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital are located. New Hanover Regional Medical Center also includes the NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital on Wrightsville Avenue and the management of Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw. With a team-based approach to health care, NHRMC offers a variety of healthcare services, technologies and treatments for patients of all ages. NHRMC provides more than $140 million in charity care each year.###