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

Overcrowding in the Emergency Department: Causes, Fallacies, and Fixes

Overcrowding in the Emergency Department: Causes, Fallacies, and Fixes

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Overcrowding in the emergency department is a complex multifactorial problem borne of a fundamental supply-and-demand mismatch.

Harness the Power of Creativity in Health Care

Harness the Power of Creativity in Health Care

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Steven Pritzker PhD, coeditor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of Creativity, discusses how physicians can utilize creativity in health care.

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.

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