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August 5, 1990 | By Christopher Mumma, Special to The Inquirer
Nicholas DeMaria, Sicklerville's doctor, knows better than just about anyone how quickly the community has grown in the last decade. You see, most of the residents are his patients. "We're at 7,000 and counting," DeMaria said. He opened the practice only four years ago and already bulging files line the reception room of his offices on Williamstown-New Freedom Road in Winslow Township. DeMaria came to Sicklerville, once a quiet farming community, in 1986 after finishing his residency at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden.
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January 12, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Shirley H. Barol, 94, of Philadelphia, a mother who managed her husband's medical practice, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, at home of complications from cancer. Mrs. Barol was married for 57 years to Daniel H. Barol, a pediatrician affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Hospital. He maintained a private practice for 35 years in Center City. Mrs. Barol became the office and business manager of the practice after raising her children. "She devoted significant energy to overseeing both the medical and family business affairs," her family said.
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July 26, 2004 | By Leonard N. Fleming INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Talk to the doctor with the thick Brooklyn accent about how best to treat patients, and Scott S. Levy shares his "Nordstrom" approach to medical care. "My concept is, you run a medical practice like Nordstrom. You provide patient service, you try to do what's good for patients," said the new vice president and chief medical officer of Doylestown Hospital. "And if you do that, my feeling is, in the long run it will pay off. You treat patients like they're a customer. " Levy, who specializes in kidneys and hypertension, believes Doylestown Hospital, which is expanding with booming Bucks County, is thriving with that approach to patients.
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July 10, 2012 | Diane Mastrull
Bonnie Offit's medical schooling didn't deal much with the condition known as midlife crisis. After all, she was studying to be a pediatrician; her patients would be a long way from tiring of life's routine. But Offit knows it when she's experiencing it. "This is my midlife crisis, for sure," the 50-year-old Bala Cynwyd mother of two said, laughing, one recent morning as she sat in the frozen-yogurt shop she opened just before Memorial Day weekend in Stone Harbor. It's one of three Bonnie's Toppings stores she has opened in the last year at the Jersey Shore.
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February 26, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The affair was in 1993 and lasted three months. But one suburban doctor says the dalliance with "Black Madam" Padge Victoria Windslowe cost decades of personal anguish, demands for money, and involvement in a criminal probe of her silicone buttocks-enhancement business. James Taterka, a Montgomery County gastroenterologist, told a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury Tuesday that he was ashamed of cheating on his wife and humiliated that he and his medical practice had been dragged into Windslowe's murder trial.
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October 8, 1986
I urge Gov. Thornburgh to veto the underage-drinking bill because of the improper amendment, by which Sen. Joe Rocks (D., Phila.) is attempting to misuse the "certificate-of-need" process in order to deny women their legal right to abortion by crippling clinics. This would be an abuse of the concept of certificate-of-need, which has been used for the last 10 years by health systems agencies. The procedure is an intricate system of checks and balances that has as its purpose the prevention of too large and duplicative hospital buildings, equipment and services in order to reduce health care costs.
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December 9, 1986 | By Phyllis Holtzman, Special to The Inquirer
A 72-year-old Upper Darby physician who pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing drugs to 14 people was sentenced yesterday in Delaware County Court to 15 years of probation. Edward Freedman, who had agreed in a plea bargain in July to give up his medical practice, was also ordered by Judge Clement J. McGovern Jr. to perform 1,000 hours of community service. McGovern suggested that Freedman perform the community service at a drug treatment center. Freedman, who had practiced from his home in the 300 block of Long Lane for 40 years, could have been sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined $250,000 if he had been convicted of felony drug violations.
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November 13, 1994 | By Walter F. Roche Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Harold R. Kay, 47, a surgeon and medical professor who pioneered new surgical treatments for heart disease, died yesterday of thyroid cancer at his home in Wynnewood. Though he had been ill for more than four years, Dr. Kay remained active in his medical practice until a month ago. In addition to his medical practice, he was a clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. At age 25, he had battled successfully against Hodgkin's disease.
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May 18, 2010
WILMINGTON - Delaware's medical licensing board failed to conduct its own investigation of a suspected pedophile pediatrician 16 years ago after learning that Pennsylvania authorities had been told that he fondled a young patient, according to a report released Monday by the state Attorney General's Office. The fondling allegation was investigated by Pennsylvania licensing officials and Philadelphia police, but no action was taken against Earl Bradley. He was arrested in Delaware in December and is charged with molesting more than 100 of his patients over the last decade.
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August 2, 1992 | By Sonia R. Lelii, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The first construction in 10 years at Rancocas Hospital in Willingboro began last week with groundbreaking for a 6,000-square-foot expansion to Brachfeld Medical Associates, an internal medicine practice connected with the hospital. Jonas Brachfeld, a founder of the hospital and chairman of its department of internal medicine, said the $1 million project, which will double the 16- physician group's office space, is expected to be completed in six months. The medical practice is the largest affiliated with the hospital, said Mike Lewis, the group's administrator.
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January 12, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Shirley H. Barol, 94, of Philadelphia, a mother who managed her husband's medical practice, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, at home of complications from cancer. Mrs. Barol was married for 57 years to Daniel H. Barol, a pediatrician affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Hospital. He maintained a private practice for 35 years in Center City. Mrs. Barol became the office and business manager of the practice after raising her children. "She devoted significant energy to overseeing both the medical and family business affairs," her family said.
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January 11, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
On the last day of a three-week Christian medical mission to northern Haiti decades ago, Dr. Rowan C. Pearce Jr. faced a problem. "As the clinics were closing, a father arrived with a 9-year-old boy, who had a beetle claw in his eye," Dr. Pearce's daughter, Katherine Gledhill recalled. "It was obvious that this foreign body needed to be removed," she said, though there was no eye surgeon at the clinic. Dr. Pearce, a South Jersey ear, nose, and throat physician, found that "the one remaining sterile instrument in his kit was a myringotomy knife, normally used to open ear drums.
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February 26, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The affair was in 1993 and lasted three months. But one suburban doctor says the dalliance with "Black Madam" Padge Victoria Windslowe cost decades of personal anguish, demands for money, and involvement in a criminal probe of her silicone buttocks-enhancement business. James Taterka, a Montgomery County gastroenterologist, told a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury Tuesday that he was ashamed of cheating on his wife and humiliated that he and his medical practice had been dragged into Windslowe's murder trial.
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November 9, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
A bioterrorist attack has exposed a swath of Philadelphia to anthrax and thousands of residents need antibiotics to try to ward off the deadly bacterial infection. That scenario was part of Saturday's training session for nearly 200 new volunteers with the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps. "Imagine 20,000 Philadelphians coming through here, getting medications" for anthrax, said physician Steve Alles, standing in the gymnasium of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, where the training exercise was held.
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June 12, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Eugene V. Donohoe did not just provide medical treatment to pregnant women as an obstetrician-gynecologist in Haddon Heights. On four occasions from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s, "my parents had a woman who lived with us," who was pregnant and single, a daughter, Martha, said in a phone interview. "He's Catholic and does not believe in abortion," she said. On Monday, June 9, Dr. Donohoe, 82, died of leukemia at home. In opening his home, his daughter said, "he wanted to ensure that if somebody was in need, that they would not see their social situation as an obstacle.
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December 7, 2013 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Nutter vetoed a bill Thursday that critics said would make it harder for medical and dental practices to locate in two Northeast Philadelphia Council districts. City Council quickly overturned the veto by a 16-1 margin, but Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a virtually identical bill to apply the same restrictions in his district. Squilla predicted that many of his colleagues would follow suit in the coming weeks. The original bill, sponsored by Council members Brian J. O'Neill and Bobby Henon and passed unanimously last month, requires new medical practices to seek a zoning variance and community input before locating in their Northeast districts.
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September 12, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bernard A. Krull, 97, of Haddon Township, a former internal medicine physician in Teaneck, N.J., who earned a Bronze Star in World War II, died Monday, Sept. 9, at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mount Holly. He had lived in Haddon Township since 2006. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in January 1933, and earned a bachelor's degree at New York University in 1936, a master's at the University of Cincinnati in 1937, and his medical degree there in 1941.
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April 3, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Karen Feisullin stood in the courtroom and looked at the yellowing ultrasound machine removed from the West Philadelphia abortion clinic of Kermit Gosnell. "I've never seen anything this old, this is an old machine," Feisullin, an obstetrician-gynecologist and a doctor for 11 years, told Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron. Feisullin was called as a witness for the prosecution as the third week of the murder trial of Gosnell began Tuesday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.
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March 14, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles A. Ritchie, 87, of Drexel Hill, an obstetrician who delivered hundreds of babies and enjoyed being reminded of that when they grew up, died Saturday, March 9, of an infection at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Ritchie was well-known in Philadelphia and Delaware County for his longtime practice of obstetrics and gynecology. In 2002, he was honored for 50 years of distinguished service by the Pennsylvania Medical Society and Delaware County Medical Society. He had staff privileges at St. Vincent's Hospital in Southwest Philadelphia, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby Borough, and Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill.
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March 2, 2013
John C. Esposito, 86, a physician in Springfield, Delaware County, for more than 50 years, died Monday, Feb. 18, of cancer at his winter home in Cape Coral, Fla. A son of Italian immigrants, Dr. Esposito grew up in South Philadelphia. His parents, Charles and Anna, impressed on him the importance of a sound education. After graduating from South Philadelphia High School for Boys and Temple University, he received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
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