Webinar: Rural Surgery: Past, Present and Future

The topic of the webinar is Rural Surgery. The discussion will involve a brief introduction of the speaker, Tommy G. Lindsey, II, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., and his experiences as a rural surgeon. Dr. Lindsey will then define and present data on rural health care, rural patients and the rural surgeon. Next, Dr. Lindsey will discuss the factors that negatively affect rural health care, rural patients and rural surgeons. Finally, Dr. Lindsey will define and delineate a list of problems for the future of rural surgery and discuss potential solutions.

Learning Objectives

Following this webinar presentation, attendees will be able to: 

1. Understand the complexity of defining rural as it pertains to health care.
2. List factors that negatively affect rural health care.
3. List factors that negatively affect rural surgeons.
4. Identify problems and solutions for the future of rural surgery.

Please bring your questions for Dr. Lindsey and join us for this interactive ACOS webinar. 

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Tommy G. Lindsey, II, D.O., FACOS

Tommy G. Lindsey, II, D.O., FACOS graduated from MSU-COM in 1987 and completed his General Surgery Residency in Lansing, MI in 1992. Dr. Lindsey has over twenty-three years of experience practicing as a rural surgeon, mostly in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Often the only general surgeon available in an 80-mile radius and practiced all facets of general surgery including C-sections. For many years took solo call 24/7 months on end.

Dr. Lindsey is currently the Chair for Surgery at VCOM-Carolinas in Spartanburg, South Carolina. VCOM’s mission is to train rural primary care providers for southern Appalachia and the Delta regions. Dr. Lindsey spends most of his time teaching and advising students with rural aspirations, including rural surgery. Dr. Lindsey is passionate about the vital, importance of the rural surgeon and is also working on research to document “the necessity of the rural surgeon” to rural health care and the survival of rural hospitals. 

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