Lake Okoboji, Iowa, United States
Ed and Rosemary Loxterkamp with her Aunt Lucy and the 2 oldest children, Barb, and David, taken on vacation at Lake Okoboji, Iowa.
Rolfe, Iowa, United States
David Loxterkamp in a school photograph at Rolfe, Iowa.
Belfast, Maine, United States
Loxterkamps as a family of 2 adults, 2 children, and a cat: David and Lindsay, John and Clare, and Kitty.
Creighton University, College of Arts & Sciences, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
David Loxterkamp studied at Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences in 1971-1974.
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, United States
David Loxterkamp earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 1979.
University of Chicago, Department of Social Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, United States
In 1974 David Loxterkamp received a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago Department of Social Sciences.
David Loxterkamp with a patient.
medical council with David Loxterkamp.
Belfast, Maine, United States
David Loxterkamp in the hospital with a patient.
(This is the story of one year in the life of a family phy...)
This is the story of one year in the life of a family physician in Belfast, Maine, and his connections not just to that community but to the Human family. In thoughtful, elegiac, often lyrical prose, David Loxterkamp muses about his patients, his colleagues, his family, and his relationship to his Maker as he recalls the daily minutiae that constitute "the bookmarks in a bountiful life, a string of facts and circumstances that have moved beyond the mere documentary" to his discovery of "peace and perspective and companionship along my muddled way."
(Primary care has come into the limelight with the passage...)
Primary care has come into the limelight with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the unchecked and unsustainable rise in American health care expenditures, and the crest of Baby Boomers who are now Medicare-eligible and entering the most health care - intensive period of their lives. Yet how much is really known about primary care? What Matters in Medicine: Lessons from a Life in Primary Care is a look at the past, present, and future of general practice, which is not only the predecessor to the modern primary care movement but its foundation. Through memoir and conversation, Dr. David Loxterkamp reflects on the heroes and role models who drew him to family medicine and on his many years in family practice in a rural Maine community and provides a prescription for change in the way that doctors and patients approach their shared contract for good health and happy life. This book will be useful to those on both sides of primary care, doctors and patients alike.
David Loxterkamp studied at Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences in 1971-1974. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 1979. In 1974 he received a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago Department of Social Sciences.
David Loxterkamp is a family physician from Belfast, Maine, where he has lived since 1984. He is a founding member of Seaport Community Health Cente which participated in the National Demonstration Project (2006-20088) and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot (2010-present), earned NCQA Level III certification as a patient-centered medical home, and in 2012 was named “Best of the Best” medical practice and physician in Waldo County, Maine.
David Loxterkamp is the author of “A Measure of My Days” (University Press of New England, 1997) and “What Matters in Medicine” (University of Michigan Press, 2013), and numerous articles in the medical and lay press.
(Primary care has come into the limelight with the passage...)2013
(This is the story of one year in the life of a family phy...)1997
"Health is not a commodity."
"Risk factors are not disease."
"Aging is not an illness."
"Quality is more than metrics."
"Doing all we can is not the same as doing what we should."
"Time is precious. We spend it on what we value."
"Doctors expect too much from data and not enough from conversation.'
"To fix a problem is easy; to share another’s suffering is hard."
"The most common condition we treat is unhappiness."
"The greatest obstacle to our patients’ unhappiness is our own."
"Patients cannot see outside their pain; we cannot see in. Relationship is the bridge between."
"Nothing is more patient-centered than the process of change."
"Community is the locus of healing, not the hospital or clinic."
"The foundation of healing is conversation, friendship, and hope."
Since 1984 David Loxterkamp lives in Belfast, Maine with his wife, Lindsay, and children, Clare and John.