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FALL 2017

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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PracticeLink.com   FALL 2017 83 live & practice Now recruiting on PracticeLink.com MedExpress Urgent Care 33 Mercy Health ProMedica Health System 84 TeamHealth 95 Trinity Health 77 Universal Health Services, Inc. U.S. Army Civilian Corps UT Physicians Visiting Physicians Association Vohra Wound Physicians Toledo, Ohio In family-friendly Toledo, Ohio, there are 26 public golf courses in addition to numerous courses owned by private clubs, many of which offer programs to introduce children and teens to the game. Coupled with excellent job opportunities and an easygoing patient population, Toledo is an ideal location for physicians to practice medicine (and their swing!). Daniel McCullough, M.D., a bariatric surgeon for ProMedica Physicians General Surgery, appreciates how his work resolves a problem for patients, as opposed to treating a symptom. "Oftentimes in medicine, when you're working with a patient, you're treating the symptom or you're managing the symptom; but you're generally not able to cure what's going on. With weight loss surgery, in a year when your patient has lost weight, they don't have diabetes anymore or they don't have high blood pressure," he says. McCullough says that he discovered his calling—weight loss surgery— in a roundabout way. McCullough was born and raised in Toledo. He completed his undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees in Ohio and a fellowship in Virginia. "I originally wanted to be a hematologist. I did my undergrad at Miami University of Ohio and earned a degree in chemistry," he says. McCullough moved to Columbus, Ohio, to pursue his master's in medical biochemistry and nutrition at The Ohio State University. He conducted research on medical weight loss and third stage trials for weight loss. "We worked with patients making changes in their diet, exercise [and] nutrition; medical weight loss is any non-surgical approach to weight loss," McCullough says. "Across the hall, the bariatric surgeons were working with patients who were losing weight and keeping it off. I came to realize that the recidivism rate for medical weight loss was problematic. It was extraordinarily high." After that discovery, McCullough decided to train to become a bariatric surgeon. "My first rotation was with Mark Kligman, M.D., an excellent bariatric surgeon and my mentor in the whole business," McCullough says. "He pulled me over to the dark side; I TOLEDO MUD HENS Crowds enjoy a Toledo Mud Hens baseball game.

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