Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

In search of a good night’s sleep

William Wigton suffered from recurrent headaches and had trouble breathing. His primary care physician recommended he undergo a sleep study to find out if obstructive sleep apnea was the culprit. Wigton chose the UNT Health Science Center Sleep Center for his care. Nestled at the edge of the UNTHSC campus, the Sleep Center, among a... Read more »

Apr 23, 2015

UNTHSC resident demonstrates leadership in dermatology field

A dermatology resident at UNT Health Science Center’s Patient Care Center has attracted national attention as a leader in her field. Bridget McIlwee, DO, was one of five other “Next Generation DOs” to be asked by the American Osteopathic Association to speak in Seattle at the world’s largest gathering of osteopathic physicians, the Osteopathic Medical... Read more »

Apr 20, 2015

New program incorporates research into medical training

A new collaborative effort between UNT Health Science Center and Cook Children’s Medical Center is providing a unique learning experience for several UNTHSC first-year medical students. Medical research has often been an under-represented component of undergraduate medical education. To address this need, W. Paul Bowman, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at UNTHSC, and Don P. Wilson,... Read more »

Apr 16, 2015

National Osteopathic Medicine Week begins April 20

UNT Health Science Center will celebrate National Osteopathic Medicine Week from April 20-24 to increase awareness of osteopathic medicine and osteopathic doctors in communities across the country. More than 2,800 osteopathic doctors, or DOs, have received their medical degrees from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is Texas’ only osteopathic medical school. Many of... Read more »

Apr 13, 2015

UNTHSC physicians named 2015 Top Docs

Fort Worth, Texas magazine has honored 39 UNT Health Science Center physicians as “Top Docs.” They were selected as a result of surveys of fellow health care providers. They practice in clinics and hospitals across Tarrant County. Those named, and their respective specialties, are: Allergy/Immunology John Fling, MDCardiac/Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery Albert Yurvati, DO... Read more »

Apr 10, 2015

Scouts earn badges at one-of-a-kind, student-led event

Twelve-year-old Colin Bloomfield is working hard to become an Eagle Scout. Only 7 percent of Scouts achieve Eagle status. Rigorous requirements include 21 merit badges. A few weeks ago, Colin lacked just one. Then he and his dad discovered that UNT Health Science Center offered a full-day Merit Badge University. Organized by a student and... Read more »

Apr 9, 2015

A teenager again

The 7th grade got off to a promising start for Seth Rodgers. He was in advanced classes and played the percussion drums so well that he was invited to perform with the high school band. Then the headaches started. A mysterious pressure he had felt in his forehead that summer evolved into excruciating pain. He... Read more »

Apr 8, 2015

Fourth-year TCOM students travel to Guatemala to deliver care

A group of fourth-year students from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, led by Richard Magie, DO, recently participated in a two-week clinical rotation in an underserved area in Guatemala. The Guatemala trip was conducted in partnership with DOCARE International and Thomas Shima, DO, from Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. DOCARE International is a medical outreach... Read more »

Apr 3, 2015

TCOM students find satisfaction in clinic work

One of Gabbi Saks’ favorite parts of her medical education occurs once a month in a clinic at Cornerstone Assistance Network. That’s where Saks and other Texas College of Medicine students triage and help care for uninsured patients at the Fort Worth nonprofit’s Saturday charitable clinic. “You spend a lot of time with each patient... Read more »

Apr 1, 2015

Monitoring health from a patient’s home

For Yvette Clayborn, the past year was a blur of hospital rooms. Hypertension and other health issues forced the Fort Worth woman in and out of hospitals for most of 2014. She was always worried, unsure when headaches or fatigue signaled a dangerous spike in blood pressure. “It is exhausting,” Clayborn, 51, said wearily. Today,... Read more »

Mar 25, 2015