I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I'd rather one should walk with me than merely show the way.
The eye's a better pupil, And more willing than the ear;
Fine counsel is confusing, But example's always clear.
I soon can learn to do it, If you'll let me see it done;
I can see your hands in action, But your tongue too fast may run;
And the lectures you deliver, May be very fine and true;
But I'd rather get my lesson, By observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you, And the high advice you give,
But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.

Poem by Edgar A. Guest

Pre-retirement Job Description:

Staff Physician (45%)

Director of Health Service and Lifestyle Improvement Program (30%)

Support campus wellness and health promotion mission (10%)

Community, State and National Service (6%)

Health Service Director for Assistant Chancellor (4%)

Professional Development (4%)

University Physician for Chancellor (1%)

Bill Hettler, M.D.

Personal Message:

Birth and Parents
YMCA Experience
Awards and Honors
National Television
Professional Activities
Teaching Interests
Computer Interests

Want to go to Medical School?

Involvements and Interests
Recent Meetings

National Wellness Conference Stevens Point, WI 7/16/98
Asynchronous Learning: Helping People Find What They Want 

WSRC Conference Stevens Point, WI 4/30/98
Technology as an Adjunct to Assisting Patients with Health Care Decisions

National Fitness Leaders Association in Washington, D.C.

YMCA of the USA in Orlando, Florida.
Integrating YMCA Services with Community Health Providers HANDOUT

Medical Group Management Association Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Integrating Wellness and Health Promotion Services into the Practice of Medicine HANDOUT

Sense of a Woman Conference in Kirksville, Missouri 2/15/97
Well Being, Being Well: Women's Wellness Across The Lifespan HANDOUT

Health Productivity Management in Appleton, Wisconsin 2/18/97
Cost Effective Strategies In Health Promotion at the Worksite

Upcoming National Meetings:

National Wellness Conference

Integrating Prevention, Wellness and Fitness Within Managed Care

Total Health Management Call Toll Free 1-800-872-0094

The Disease Management Congress Toll Free 1-800-446-6422

Linking Health Education and Disease Management

Society Of Prospective Medicine Meeting Phone (402) 291-3297

Outcomes of Preventive Health Programs Phone (508) 481-6400