Dr. Newgent wins international honor

A ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin physician won two international awards for a scientific article he co-authored for “The Journal of Wound Care”. 

Eric Newgent, DO, MS, medical director of sleep medicine at the Berlin hospital, wrote the article “A comprehensive scoring system to evaluate patient-centered risk factors regarding lower extremity amputation” with Michael Miller, DO, a general surgeon and full-time wound care specialist in Indiana. The article received awards for patient well-being and innovation during a ceremony in London.

Drs. Newgent and Miller were roommates at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery in Iowa and have been close friends for 35 years. For the article, Dr. Newgent spent two years researching 250 articles covering the last 100 years of medicine regarding indications of amputations. 

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