Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association JOSMA Volume 106, No. 9, Sept 2013 : Page 1

The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association EDITOR-IN-CHIEF J. Michael Pontious, MD ASSOCIATE EDITORS Mary Anne McCaffree, MD J. Michael McGee, MD Ruth H. Oneson, MD Johnny B. Roy, MD William Truels, MD Clifford G. Wlodaver, MD THE ASSOCIATION Ken King, CAE Executive Director Kathy Musson, CAE Associate Executive Director Stacie Sawvell Publications and Web Manager Volume 106, Number 9 • September 2013 Editorial On Influence... J. Michael Pontious, MD 347 351 355 362 President’s Page Thank You! D. Robert McCaffree, MD Humanities Jerry B. Vannatta, MD The Chief Concern of Medicine Clin-IQ The award-winning Journal (ISSN 0030-1876) (USPS 285-000) is the official publication of the Oklahoma State Medical Association and is published monthly under the direction of the OSMA Board of Trustees at 313 Northeast 50th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105. Phone: 405-601-9571; 800-522-9452; Fax: 405-601-9575; Email: osma@okmed.org . Periodicals postage paid Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Journal c/o Oklahoma State Medical Association, 313 Northeast 50th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105. Subscriptions to the Journal is included in membership dues. All other subscriptions are $45 per year. Single issues are $10 per copy, prepaid, subject to availability. Reprints of the Journal articles are available by contacting the OSMA at 313 Northeast 50th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105. Phone: 405-601-9571; 800-522-9452; Fax: 405-601-9575; Email: osma@okmed.org . Articles are $4 per copy. The opinions expressed by the authors do not necessarily represent the official policy of the OSMA. The Journal does not assume responsibility for those opinions. Products and services advertised in the Journal are neither endorsed nor guaranteed by the Oklahoma State Medical Association unless specifically notes. Copyright © 2013 by the Oklahoma State Medical Association. Official publication of the OSMA since 1908. In women over 35 years of age who smoke, does Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) reduce the risk of DVTs compared to oral contraceptives? Melanie Marshall, MD (PGY-3); Kristen Jordan, MD (PGY-2); James L. Brand, MD; Toney L. Welborn, MD, MPH, MS Clin-IQ Are antibiotics beneficial in the treatment of patients with acute, uncomplicated diverticulitis? 364 Riana Berry, MD (PGY-3); Jenny Chen, MD (PGY-2); Melissa Hurst, MD (PGY-1); Philip R. Palmer, MD OHCA The Growing Role of Genetics in Medical Care Garth Splinter, MD and Dr. Alison Martinez 367 Other Cover Special Session, 366; CME Mini-Series, 368-369; Alliance, 370-371; Classifieds, 375-378; Professional Directory, 379 Lorenz (Larry) Ramseyer, MD, FACR Biking in the Fall Drummond, Oklahoma OSMA Journal • September 2013 • 345

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