Joel Cooper, DO

Joel Cooper DO is a board certified family physician in the Phoenix AZ area, and a professional medical writer/reporter and photographer. Dr Cooper has 40 years of writing experience to his credit. His work has been published in a wide variety of media, reaching both health care consumers and physicians. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Denver. He graduated originally with a BA in mass communications and psychology (double major) from DU, then returned years later to his alma mater to complete his pre-med studies. He obtained his medical degree (DO, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) from Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ. He completed his internship and residency in family medicine at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky. Dr Cooper has worked in both family practice and urgent care since graduating from his residency in May 2010. His outside interests include music, songwriting, and fine coffee.


Most Recent Articles by Joel Cooper, DO

Concierge Medicine: Just the Ticket for Many Patients and Doctors

Concierge Medicine: Just the Ticket for Many Patients and Doctors

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In a medical marketplace that is increasingly dominated by consumerism, concierge medicine gives many patients an attractive alternative to accessing health services.

Q&A: An Eye-Opening Interview on Consumer-Driven Health Care

Q&A: An Eye-Opening Interview on Consumer-Driven Health Care

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An exclusive interview with one of the top researchers on consumer-driven health care in the country, Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH.

Q&A: Discussing the Ugly Truth of Modern Sexism in Medicine

Q&A: Discussing the Ugly Truth of Modern Sexism in Medicine

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A candid interview with Elise Barney, DO, on a sometimes subtle, but corrosive problem that deserves everyone's attention.

Fake Medical News: Why It's So Potentially Lethal and What You Can Do About It

Fake Medical News: Why It's So Potentially Lethal and What You Can Do About It

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Conditions are now right for a "perfect storm" of deliberate misinformation that could seriously hurt -- or even kill -- health-care consumers on a mass scale.

Is It Time to Call 'Burnout' What It Really Is?

Is It Time to Call 'Burnout' What It Really Is?

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Truthfully, what is called burnout should more accurately be recognized for what it really is—abuse.

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