June 8, 2000 |
H. Harvey Koenig, 62, a Mount Holly osteopathic physician and longtime Rancocas Hospital staff member, died of primary systemic amyloidosis Tuesday at Virtua-Memorial Hospital Burlington County, Mount Holly. He had lived in Moorestown since 1975. He previously resided in Willingboro and Philadelphia and was born and raised in Worcester, Mass. Dr. Koenig had maintained a private general practice in Mount Holly since 1975. He practiced medicine for 33 years, including eight years in Willingboro.
August 4, 2016 |
A lawsuit filed in federal court in Camden on Monday alleges that the American Osteopathic Association illegally requires doctors of osteopathic medicine to buy membership in the Chicago organization in order to be board certified. The 23-page lawsuit, filed by attorneys at Duane Morris L.L.P., seeks class-action status. It says the class is comprised of more than 32,000 doctors of osteopathic medicine who have board certifications through the American Osteopathic Association. The full price for an annual membership is $683.
April 27, 2015 |
Q: How can osteopathic medicine help my cold and sinus symptoms? A: All physicians (M.D.s and D.O.s) get the same general training in medical school. Osteopathic physicians also get extensive training called osteopathic manipulative medicine, which focuses on the musculoskeletal system and its connection from head to toe and from outside in. Osteopathic physicians learn many ways - collectively called osteopathic manipulative treatment - to use their hands to find restrictions and blockages in the body and correct them to improve function.
April 10, 2007 |
Osteopathic doctor Ida C. Schmidt, 95, of Glenside, said more than once that she wanted to be buried with her treatment table "in case St. Peter has sciatica. " She died of congestive heart failure and pneumonia Sunday at Abington Memorial Hospital. Her path to becoming an osteopath began after she was hit by a car when she was 5. She cracked three vertebrae, spent months in traction, and afterward suffered sciatic nerve pain. A doctor from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy, which was on Pine Street, relieved her pain.
September 10, 2016
ISSUE | HEALTH CARE NPs are not doctors While nurse-practitioners have their place on a physician-led medical team, they should never be used in place of a licensed doctor ("Give nurse-practitioners full practice authority," Tuesday). The difference in the education of a licensed doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine compared to that of a nurse-practitioner is like night and day. Medical students spend many more hours of classroom, clinical, and research time to learn to effectively analyze symptoms and diagnose and treat illnesses.
March 6, 2016
An East Falls doctor has been charged with a felony relating to the illegal issuance of prescriptions, the Pennsylvania State Police announced Friday. Edwin Rothman, 82, a doctor of osteopathic medicine with an office at 4209 Ridge Avenue, had been under investigation by the state police's Bureau of Criminal Investigation since 2013. Trooper Adam Reed said an undercover operation found that Rothman was handing out prescriptions for Percocet and other painkillers to people "without a valid reason ... in exchange for cash.
February 12, 2013
Matthew Schure, president and chief executive officer of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, will retire in June 2014, the college announced Monday. The college has begun a search for his replacement. Schure, 64, has been at the helm since 2001. "His service to PCOM has helped position the college for long-term success in fulfillment of the institution's teaching, research, and service missions," board chair Paul W. McGloin said in a statement. - Susan Snyder
February 17, 1994 |
Robert Berger, 62, of Northeast Philadelphia, associate dean of undergraduate medical education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, died Monday at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Berger received his bachelor's degree from Temple University and his doctor of osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1958. He completed a fellowship in neurological pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He became a full professor at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984.
August 8, 1996 |
F. Munro Purse, 86, of Wynnewood, a retired pediatrician and professor emeritus at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, died of cardiac arrest Saturday at Graduate Health System City Avenue Hospital. Dr. Purse was in private practice on the Main Line for 55 years, first in Narberth and later in Wynnewood. He taught at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for more than 50 years and was affiliated with the Osteopathic Medical Center (now the Graduate Health System City Avenue Hospital)
January 9, 1991 |
Paul T. Lloyd, 94, an osteopathic physician who pioneered the use of radiation therapy, died Saturday at his home in Wayne. Dr. Lloyd was professor emeritus of radiology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), where he had been teaching since 1924. As early as 1930, Dr. Lloyd initiated routine X-ray screenings at the college to detect breast cancer. In 1934, he introduced a post-treatment follow-up program for cancer patients. "He was the father of radiology here at PCOM," said Dr. Albert D'Alonzo, chief of the college's division of cardiology.