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Spring 2018

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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78 S PRIN g 2018 PracticeLink.com Welcome to American Samoa! LBJ Tropical Medical Center is located on American Samoa in the South Pacific. American Samoa is a lush and balmy destination with a population of 55,519 and an area of 76.8 square miles. It is a U.S. territory and utilizes U.S. currency. The way of life in American Samoa is easygoing and relaxed. Those who live here enjoy the comfort of a slower life. For those who wish to escape the "rat race" of the populous and urban areas, American Samoa is the perfect solution. Currently, LBJ Tropical Medical Center has only 65 active medical staff members. We are in search of expanding our medical staff due to the shortage of physicians/practitioners. We are actively searching in the areas of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nephrology, Radiology, ER, Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and OB/GYN. You will never find patients more grateful for the services that medical staff provides than the people of American Samoa. A sense of graciousness is widespread. Contact Tami Kneubuhl tami.kneubuhl@lbj.as (684) 633-1222 x444 http://lbj.as Enter "PracticeLink" in the "Location Code" field when you register we'll send you a $10 Starbucks e-gift card! Search Jobs Get Answers We specialize in rural and underserved jobs. Jobs available in every state! Search dozens of specialties and professions. 3RNet members can provide: additional unbiased information on jobs, loan repayment programs, and J-1 Visa Waivers; insights into local rural and underserved communities. 1 2 Finding your job on 3RNet is as easy as... 3 Register Free 3RNet registration gets you: full job details; email notifications on new jobs that meet your needs. Physicians are part of the tight-knit medical community, which is always working to innovate and bring new services to the area. Amanda Staples Opperman, D. o ., now associate program director of internal medicine at the Berkshire Medical Center, drove through western Massachusetts long before she ever relocated there for work. She recalls traveling through the area on her way to Ithaca College, where she earned her undergraduate degree, and thinking there was something beautiful and magical about it. "As you drive west on the Mass Pike, you start climbing, your ears pop, and as you pass over the Appalachian Trail, something seems to change," she says. "It's both comforting and exciting at the same time." After earning her degree at Ithaca College, Opperman completed additional pre-med classes at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine before attending medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in southern Maine. She says she fell into her specialty, which is primary care internal medicine with a focus on lifestyle and integrative medicine for optimal health. Says Opperman, "I was originally interested in women's health, and through experiences in my training, realized that the best realm for me to do that was in primary care." "Women are instrumental agents of change in families, so that was my main focus," she says. "Then I followed my interests and what came naturally to fit my patients' needs. I've found that integrating

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