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AZ: Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic Expands Medical Team with New Physicians

September 14, 2012


by Office of Communications

Midwestern University is pleased to announce the expansion of its medical team at the University's Multispecialty Clinic in Glendale. Five new doctors will divide time between providing exceptional heathcare to the community at the Clinic and teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals at Midwestern's Glendale campus. The new hires include: Angela M. Breitmeyer, Psy.D. (Clinical Psychology), Donald P. Curtis, D.P.M. (Podiatry), Gary C. Gailius, D.O. (Neuromuscular Medicine), Richard J. Geshel, D.O. (Neuromuscular Medicine), and Peter Lap Kei Wong, D.O. (OB/GYN).

Angela BreitmeyerDr. Breitmeyer received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Sports/Exercise emphasis from Argosy University Phoenix and her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Dayton.  Licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of Arizona, Dr. Breitmeyer is also certified as a consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Her professional areas of interest include the use of creativity in clinical and sport psychology interventions; positive psychology; health psychology, particularly the mind-body connection; holistic wellness; mentorship and training; and team-building strategies.

Donald CurtisDr. Curtis comes to Midwestern University after eight years of private practice in the East Valley and Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned his medical degree from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago. He then continued his training at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, completing a 3-year surgical residency program. Dr. Curtis enjoys all aspects of podiatric medicine, and has special interests in the management of diabetic foot complications, sports medicine, and trauma. His research interests include infectious disease and diabetic foot ulcers.

Gary GailiusDr. Gailius earned a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1992 and completed his pre-medical studies at San Diego State University in 2003. A member of AZCOM's Class of 2009, he completed an NMM/OMM residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. Dr. Gailius' areas of interest include studying and treating fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.

Rich GeshelDr. Geshel is an alumnus of Northern Arizona University, earning two bachelor's degrees in Zoology and History in 2000 and 2001, respectively. Upon graduation from AZCOM in 2005, he spent five years as a physician in the U.S. Army, including 15 months deployed at Camp Bucca in Iraq and a stint as an Army Flight Surgeon at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. In 2010, Dr. Geshel went into an NMM/OMM residency at Michigan State University. Along with neuromuscular medicine, he has particular interests in sports medicine and historical osteopathic techniques.

Peter WongDr. Wong, a 2008 AZCOM graduate, returns to Midwestern University after four years in residency at the New York Downtown Hospital in affiliation with the Weill-Cornell Medical Center. While there, he served as Chief Resident of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  In 2011, he won the 25th Annual Resident Day Excellence in Research Award, and in 2012, he received the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon Award.  Dr. Wong specializes in female healthcare issues including menopause, osteoporosis, and women's vaccinations, and he is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in 2002.

The new additions highlight Midwestern University's continuing efforts to help address the physician shortage in Arizona and provide an important medical resource to the West Valley. The Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic provides comprehensive family medical treatment in seven specialty areas, including Clinical Psychology, Family Medicine, Podiatric Medicine at the Foot and Ankle Clinic, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Pulmonology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pharmacy Services.


More Information

For more information, please contact:
Office of Communications
630.515.7333 (IL) or 623.572.3353 (AZ)
communications@midwestern.edu
azcommunications@midwestern.edu


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