SAN ANTONIO – Benjamin Getter, D.O., medical director for the Compassus program serving San Antonio, has been appointed to the company’s Medical Director Advisory Council (MDAC).
The Compassus MDAC, which consists of 12 members, was formed to provide a national forum and corporate support for Compassus physicians to pursue their larger professional goals. Together, the members set an example for the company’s 230 medical directors, serving as a resource and providing them with guidance on policies and best practices. Dr. Getter will serve a three-year term on the board.
“Dr. Getter’s commitment, service and leadership is incredibly valuable to the continued success of our organization,” said Kurt Merkelz, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer of Compassus. “I look forward to his contributions to our board as we strive to improve end-of-life care in America.”
“I feel privileged to spend each day with patients and families, guiding them through the end-of-life journey to ensure their last moments are meaningful and well spent,” said Dr. Getter. “To have the opportunity to join a group of physicians dedicated to increasing access to this special type of care is an honor.”
Dr. Getter received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Texas A&M University, Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Biomedical Science from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma and fellowship in Palliative and Hospice Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Getter is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Earlier this year, he was included in S.A. Scene magazine’s “S.A. Best Doctors and Dentists 2018.”