Richard P. Holm MD is 68 and an internist who has taught medicine for three years at Emory U. School of Med. In Atlanta, practiced outpatient, inpatient, ER medicine in Brookings for 35 years. Now semi-retired, he is a Professor of Clinical Medicine for the USD, Sanford School of Medicine, an Adjunct Professor in Journalism at SDSU, prior Chief of Staff of Brookings Health System, Governor of the SD Chapter of the American College of Physicians, and President of the SD State Medical Association.
Rick was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer October 1st 2016, and has had full treatment with chemotherapy, radiation, and in May, the Whipple surgery to remove the cancer. It is said that he now has about a 50% chance of cure, and he is pleased with that. He has enjoyed for 25 years a local weekly ½ hour AM radio show and for 15 years, a SD Public Broadcasting, one hour, live, prime-time, call-in, medical, TV show. He is working on a second book, this time a how-to manual on aging entitled The Fourth Season.
Holm’s talk is entitled: How to Face Death and Cancer.
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