A Guide to Perfecting the Patient Encounter - LECOM

A Guide to Perfecting the Patient Encounter

Friday, 13 March 2020

Often, it has been noted that a well-conceived book is the legacy that a great mind leaves to the world.  With trademark expertise and candor, Michael P. Rowane, DO, offers a keen perspective and hands-on detail in his recently published book entitled, Basic Musculoskeletal Manipulation Skills:  The 15 Minute Office Encounter.  Co-authored with Paul Evans, DO, the impressive body of work presents to the reader a concise clinical case via a background of anatomy, employing straightforward techniques and abundant references.   “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease,” explained William Osler, the renowned Canadian physician.

With that instructive principle in mind, the book provides a comprehensive, engaging, and essential tool for any physician who seeks to understand all that is entailed in an office encounter with a patient.  More than 400 photographs, 150 illustrations, and 200 charts make Basic Musculoskeletal Manipulation Skills:  The 15 Minute Office Encounter an invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike.  The work offers plentiful mnemonic devices that enable the reader to remember all that has been learned; and it is replete with diagrammatic photographs with arrows that indicate exactly the way in which the technique is applied.  The easy-to-follow charts enable a doctor to visualize the technique.  The book is a foundational tool for any good practice.

Michael P. Rowane, DO, is Professor of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Associate Dean of Clinical Education for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).  Dr. Rowane previously served as the Director of Medical Education at University Hospitals Regional Hospitals and as the Director of Osteopathic Integration for the UH Osteopathic Consortium.  He is a 1989 graduate of Des Moines University from which he received an OMM predoctoral fellowship.  Following his Family Medicine residency, Dr. Rowane participated in faculty development fellowships at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He completed a postdoctoral Masters in Family Medicine at CWRU and a fellowship with the National Institute for Program Directors.  The seasoned physician has presented nationally and he has published multiple articles and book chapters.  He also co-directs a national Osteopathic Faculty Development Initiative in which he trains core educators in the osteopathic profession.

Indeed, Dr. Rowane is an estimable physician who understands the properties of the human body, the conditions that affect it, the treatments and techniques that will benefit it, and he exercises his art with a thoroughly prudential and expert skill.

LECOM is proud and honored to recognize the prodigious accomplishment of Dr. Michael Rowane.