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2011 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker

David A. Loxterkamp, MD

David Loxterkamp, MD, is a family physician from Belfast, Maine, where he has lived for 23 years with his wife, Lindsay, and their two children. He currently practices at Seaport Family Practice in Belfast.

Dr. Loxterkamp was raised in rural Iowa, attended Creighton University and The University of Iowa College of Medicine, and completed an MA in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago and a fellowship in Family Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

His stories and essays have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and the British Medical Journal. He has written popularly for America Magazine, Commonweal, and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. His work as a family physician was the subject of a Life Magazine photoessay in 1998, an NBC Nightline documentary in 2000, and two interviews with Liane Hansen of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition-Sunday.

He is the author of "A Measure of My Days: The Journal of a Country Doctor" and contributed to three anthologies: "A Life in Medicine," edited by Robert Coles and Randy Testa, "Professions of Faith," and "The Country Doctor Revisited." A new book, "What Matters in Medicine: Conversation, Friendship & Hope," will be published by the University of Michigan Press in 2012.

His interests include running, choral music, and the history of American architecture.

View Dr. Loxterkamp's Presenation at the 2011 Annual Conference

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