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I have worked as a family physician in clinical medicine for over 30 years - with a focus on enhancing the body's inherent ability to heal and express health.
As a Board Certified Family Physician, I offer integrative medicine consultations and osteopathic manipulative medicine to individuals of all ages.
With attention to each individual's unique experience, I work in partnership with patients to identify and address the source of their symptoms and explore ways to ease stress and enhance vitality.
I integrate advanced training in nutrition, mindful practice, biodynamic osteopathy and integrative medicine into my work.
Other professional endeavors:
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences: I teach classes on osteopathic principles and practice, and mentor medical school students and residents.
Director of Continuing Medical Education and Physician Wellness for the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association
Founder of Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work: I have developed a consulting and educational program with a focus on the well being of physicians and medical school students - includes workshops, retreat-like conferences, presentations, individual and organizational consultations and discussion groups.
Meaningful Work Physician to Physician Consultant
Director of The Health and Well Being Program for Flow Aquatics Swim School: I work closely with company executives to develop and integrate a unique, cutting edge wellness program in alignment with their organizational vision. I also offer monthly workshops and individual consultations to explore nutrition, mindful practice, yoga and other approaches to ease stress and enhance health.
Host and Facilitator for the Boise Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work physician discussion group
Speaker at medical conferences nationwide: I contribute to medical conferences and events - exploring ways to enhance physician health and well being and facilitating interactive discussions on the science of mindful practice and the cultivation of compassion in healthcare.
Founding Member of the Ada County Medical Society's Wellness Committee: I am actively involved in several statewide initiatives focused on enhancing physician health. Our team developed The Physician Vitality Initiative - a progressive program that offers a confidential counseling service as well as a myriad of resources to physicians.
Faculty for Wellness for Doctors: I contribute as a retreat co-teacher and professional coach.
Writer for Finding Health blog: I write articles about evolving concepts in health care and also contribute to other medical blogs.
I am an academic physician scientist with specialty practice in the area of hematologic malignancies. My research focus is on cancer immunology. I have published multiple papers on the biology of the blood cancer multiple myeloma. I am currently in practice and see patient in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. I am also Co-Director of an autologous stem cell transplant program.
Axel Grothey, MD, is a consultant at the West Cancer Center, University of Tennessee, in Memphis, TN.
Dr Grothey received his medical degree at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and completed residencies at West German Tumor Center and the Institute of Pathology at the University of Essen and a residency and fellowship at the University of Bochum. He also completed a research fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. He joined Mayo Clinic as a consultant in 2005 and was appointed as Professor of Oncology in 2007. He left Mayo Clinic in summer of 2018 to join West Cancer Center.
Dr Grothey’s clinical interests focus on gastrointestinal cancers, in particular colorectal cancer, antiangiogenesis, signal transduction inhibitors, and clinical trial design and statistics. As a consultant and investigator, his research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health, among other organizations. He currently co-chairs the NCI Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee after having served as chair of the Colon Cancer Task Force for 6 years. Until June, 2018 he was vice chair of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, an NCI-funded cooperative group. He is also chaired the Academic and Community Cancer Research United (ACCRU) international research network based at Mayo Clinic until he joined West Cancer Center.
He currently holds professional positions in the Association of German Internists, German Cancer Association, Working Group of Experimental Cancer Research in Germany, American Association for Cancer Research, European Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Cell Biology, MD Anderson Associates, American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society for Medical Oncology, German Association for Internal Oncology, and the Minnesota Medical Association.
Dr. Grothey is a member of the NCCN Guidelines Committee for Colon, Rectal, and Anal Cancer and also a member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) guidelines committee for colorectal cancer.
Dr Grothey performs journal review and editorial activities for numerous medical journals and is editor for Clinical Colorectal Cancer, Emerging Cancer Therapeutics, Practice Updates, and Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology. He is a member of the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In educational activities, he is a five-time recipient of Teacher of the Year recognition at Mayo Clinic. Dr Grothey has given numerous international, national, and regional presentations, as well as invited and visiting professor presentations. He has co-authored more than 500 articles, books, book chapters, editorials, abstracts, and letters.