Who Is Docelmo?

cropped-img_4078Michael F. Elmore, MD, FACP, FACG, FACN, has been a practicing physician since 1977 and specializes in gastroenterology. He is a former CEO and President of Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology, and Past President of Indianapolis Gastroenterology Research Foundation. Dr. Elmore has taught medical students and residents as an associate clinical professor of biochemistry and medicine at the IU School of Medicine. He serves on the board of People Helping People, an organization that facilitates mission trips for humanitarian aid. His books include, A Christian Physician Looks at Stress and Healing, Stress and Spirituality: Conquering the Stress of Life and Achieving Your Spiritual Potential, The Ancient Path: Rediscovering Manhood, and Biblical Prophecy Unveiled: Prophecy Made Easy.

Where did the term “Docelmo” come from.  Here is how Dr. Elmore explains it:  “For many years it irritated me when patients and friends called me “Doc!”  I don’t exactly know why, but I just never liked the term.  Since I knew it would continue, I decided I had to find some way to make a positive out of a perceived negative.  So I developed the pen name ‘Docelmo.’  I used it for my email and at other times.  People liked it, and it stuck.”