August 31, 2016 |
Nathan Brillman, 93, formerly of Wyncote, a decorated World War II veteran and a physician in Northeast Philadelphia for three decades, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, of congestive heart failure at Rydal Park in Jenkintown. Dr. Brillman grew up in Strawberry Mansion with a passion for baseball. He told of playing on the ballfields at 33rd and Dauphin Streets. In the late 1930s, he was a member of a team in the city-sponsored baseball league that took the City of Philadelphia's championship title for 16-year-olds and younger.
April 19, 2016
Beyond Celiac, formerly the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, Ambler, named the following board members: Linda S. Deal, head of patient-centered outcomes assessment at Pfizer, Collegeville; C. Kane Brenan , managing director, global portfolio solutions, investment management division at Goldman Sachs, New York; Eugene Kemp, principal of Fidato Partners, Wayne; Aimee Corso, senior vice president, health care, at WE Communications, Lake...
December 22, 2015 |
Dr. Howard Levin, 83 of Cherry Hill, physician for the Mantua Township elementary schools from 1960 to 1994, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Cherry Hill. In 1997, the Department of Family Medicine of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy named him Teacher of the Year, his wife, Joy, said in a phone interview. Dr. Levin grew up in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia, graduated from Central High School, earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1953, and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1958.
July 2, 2015 |
Sidney R. Weiss, 94, of Voorhees, a family doctor who made house calls and took care of his patients from birth to old age, died Monday, June 29, at home of complications from kidney failure. He began his practice in Camden in the 1950s and later worked at practices in Pennsauken and Voorhees, specializing in family medicine and geriatrics. He retired in 2001. "He never said no to his patients. He was always accessible," said son Richard, also a physician. Richard Weiss, who followed his father's footsteps in family medicine, joined his father's Pennsauken practice in 1983.
January 4, 2015 |
Cold and flu season is upon us. Now is the time when we start to reach into the medicine cabinet and wonder, what can my children take when they get a cold? The problem is, there is no easy answer. But there are a few basic rules to treat by. First, the Food and Drug Administration does not recommend over-the-counter cold and cough medicines for children younger than 2. The reason is these medications can have serious side effects on children. Second, viruses cause common colds.
November 15, 2014 |
Karen Moss Glaser, 65, of Philadelphia, senior associate dean for academic affairs at Thomas Jefferson University's Sidney Kimmel Medical College, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, of injuries she sustained in a pedestrian accident. Dr. Glaser died Wednesday evening at Einstein Medical Center three hours after being struck by an SUV while walking to her car from the Mt. Airy Station on the Chestnut Hill East regional rail line. The driver stayed at the accident scene on Boyer Street, near Gowen Avenue.
November 6, 2014 |
Maurice Abramson, 103, formerly of Elkins Park, a family physician who practiced in Kensington for many years, died Friday, Oct. 24, at his home in Plantation, Fla. Born in Newark, N.J., Dr. Abramson spent his childhood in Belleville, N.J., where he learned to play the violin. He graduated from Cornell University in 1933 and Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 1937. After serving an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital for two years, he set up a family practice in Kensington with the aim of becoming an obstetrician and gynecologist.
December 26, 2013 |
Dr. J. Arthur Steitz, 98, a World War II veteran who became a physician with a passion for family medicine, died Sunday, Dec. 15, of natural causes at the Medford Leas retirement community in Burlington County. Dr. Steitz's 45-year career as a doctor included everything from house calls to emergency room medicine. Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Steitz earned degrees from Albright College and Jefferson Medical College. Following his service in the Eastern Flying Training Command of the Army Air Corp, he and his family returned to Burlington County, where his wife, Marion, grew up. In 1947, Dr. Steitz opened a family practice in Mount Holly, where he saw patients in the small community for $1.50 a visit and made house calls for $2 that included delivering babies, his family said.
October 10, 2013 |
William T. McKenna, 83, of Langhorne, a family doctor in Bucks County for three decades, died Saturday, Oct. 5, of cancer at his home. Born and raised in Port Richmond, Dr. McKenna graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was a founding physician at Delaware Valley Hospital in Bristol and St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township. Dr. McKenna practiced family medicine as a solo practitioner in Yardley for 30 years.
October 6, 2013 |
For Kathy Spreen, Lyme disease is a family affair. The trouble for her West Chester family started with her husband, who complained of fatigue and shoulder pain. Diagnosed with Lyme, he was treated with antibiotics and cured. About a year later, suffering with fatigue and joint pain, Spreen was treated twice for Lyme, which led to arthroscopic surgery and an eventual knee replacement. But when her 20-year old son Chris was rushed to the emergency room with a fever near 106 degrees and lapsing in and out of consciousness, she felt helpless.