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Christian Doctor's Digest - May 2018

In this month’s podcast, Dr. David Stevens is joined by Dr. Robert Orr to discuss autonomy in healthcare. His second interview is with Walt Heyer, a former transgender who now raises public awareness about the incidence of regret and the tragic consequences suffered as a result.

In This Edition
  • Robert D. Orr, MD, CM – Autonomy
  • Walt Heyer – Former Transgender

Robert Orr, MD, CM

Individual Interview Location: 2:40

Dr. Robert Orr received his MD, CM from McGill University in 1966, did residency training in family medicine and practiced in Vermont for 18 years. He was named Vermont Family Doctor of the Year in 1989. Since completing a fellowship in clinical ethics at the University of Chicago in 1990, he has held professorships at Loma Linda University School of Medicine (California), University of Vermont College of Medicine, Trinity International University (Illinois) and the Graduate College of Union University (New York). He continues to teach in two other graduate programs. He has lectured widely and has authored, co-authored or co-edited five books, 16 book chapters and more than 150 articles on ethics, ethics consultation and end-of-life care. His most recent book is Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor. He has been an active CMDA member for nearly 50 years and currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

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Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor by Robert Orr, MD, CM


Walt Heyer

Individual Interview Location: 19:10

Walt Heyer was a husband, father and corporate executive who underwent gender reassignment surgery at the age of 42, going from man to woman. Eight years later, Walt went back to man again and has been restored to his male gender for more than 20 years. He has a passion to help others who regret gender change. Through, Walt’s ministry reaches worldwide to 180 countries. He continually receives emails from hurting people who are impacted personally by this topic. Walt has spoken at conferences in Italy, Australia and across the U.S. His story has been featured in articles and documentaries in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Russia and Australia. His mission is to raise public awareness about the incidence of regret and the tragic consequences suffered as a result. For more information, visit

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We Cannot Be Silent by Albert Mohler, Jr.
God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew T. Walker