Dr Lakin presents an interview with Dr. James Miller, Physical Therapist.
Dr. Miller is a graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca,New York. He received his post-professional doctorate from Northern Arizona University. He has practiced in Scottsdale since 1983. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Arizona Physical Therapy Association and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has served as district chairman and treasurer for the state chapter and six years as an Arizona Delegate to the National House of Delegate. On many occasions, he has served as a guest speaker at professional association educational seminars. He is an owner of Physical Therapy Providers Network (PTPN) of Arizona and has served on their Board of Directors for 13 years. He is currently a clinical educator for doctoral interns from Ithaca College, Northern Arizona University and A.T. Still University physical therapy programs. Dr. Miller was appointed in August 2011 by Governor Brewer to serve a four year term to the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy, the licensing agency for all physical therapists and all physical therapist assistants in Arizona. He is married for 30+ years and has two adult children.
Notes on Dr. Lakin:
Born in Michigan, but raised in the Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area, Dr. Lakin earned his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in 1983. Graduating first in his class of 6,000 as a Philosophy major in the Honor’s Program, he was the recipient of the Mouer Award for outstanding scholarship. He was the first person in the history of ASU to earn a coveted spot at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, entering in the fall of 1983.
Originally intending to become a medical research scientist, Dr. Lakin developed a greater interest in patient care. Inspired by his father, Dr. Mervyn Lakin and Sir William Osler, the founder of modern internal medicine and first Chief of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he focused on clinical medicine.
After completing his medical school training from Hopkins in 1987, Dr. Lakin performed his Internship and Residency in Internal medicine at the University of Iowa’s Hospitals and Clinics, among the premier Internal Medicine programs in the country. Dr. Lakin excelled to the highest levels of clinical scholarship, achieving among the highest scores in the country on his Internal Medicine Board Examinations.
With his training complete, Dr. Lakin joined his father in practice in 1990. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Lakin senior retired. Dr. Douglas Lakin continues his practice in the tradition of his excellent training, and provides the quality of patient care established by his father before him.