April 8, 2016 |
THE FIRE that was burning in the eyes of 76ers coach Brett Brown in the early afternoon Thursday was very similar to the look he has when roaming the sideline late in games. Though he was standing on the court at the Sixers' practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Brown wasn't overseeing offensive sets or implementing defensive strategies. He was talking about the sudden resignation of the man who hired him. He was relaying the disappointment he felt. He seemed, well, a little bit pissed.
March 11, 2016 |
Leonard B. Segal took an unusual road to becoming a surgeon, daughter Nina said. He repaired cars to help pay for the tuition. He was the first in his family to go to college, she said, and then "put himself through medical school. " "He worked as a car mechanic" and "spent summers in the Catskills and Atlantic City" as a waiter. For decades, she said, fixing cars was "one of the things he loved. " On Tuesday, March 8, Dr. Segal, 84, of Cherry Hill, general surgery chair at the former Delaware Valley Medical Center in Langhorne from 1980 to 1988, died at home of complications from a blood disease.
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.
January 8, 2016 |
It was fun to talk about Elton Brand's competitive juices during what was a pain-free first day of practice during his second tour with the 76ers. But by now, everyone knows they didn't sign him to get the most out of his career averages of 16.1 points and 8.6 rebounds. The 36-year-old came out of retirement to provide leadership. He spoke about that after working out with his teammates Wednesday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Brand wants them to be aware that you have to respect the city and make it proud.
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.
October 28, 2015 |
The 76ers say Nik Stauskas' status for the season opener against the Boston Celtics will be a game-time decision Wednesday night. But the shooting guard did not hide the fact that he is eager to play at TD Garden after practice Tuesday at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Stauskas was asked if he expects to play, if the decision were up to him. "Oh, yeah," he said. "I hope so. I feel good. " The 6-foot-6, 205-pounder missed all seven Sixers preseason games after suffering a stress reaction in his right leg on Oct. 1. He returned to practice Sunday, but was allowed to work at only "50 percent intensity.
August 25, 2015 |
Confident and intelligent, Loretta has the determination and motivation to attain the goals she has set for herself. "I have the ambition to work hard to get what I need in life," the 18-year-old says. One of those goals is to be a surgeon, so she was thrilled to visit the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine recently. There, she was teamed with a medical student, which gave her the opportunity to see what a day in the life of medical training was like. Loretta will enter 12th grade in the fall.
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.
June 18, 2015 |
THREE FULL DAYS in and still no word on the health of Joel Embiid's right foot after 76ers issued a statement on Saturday that the healing of his navicular bone wasn't progressing as expected. But time moves on, and the team did work out guard Emmanuel Mudiay yesterday at its practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Mudiay, a powerful 6-5, 200-pound point guard, is projected as one of the top two guards in the draft, which will take place a week from tomorrow.
June 11, 2015 |
David A. Bevan, 71, of Gladwyne, a retired rheumatologist at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), died of cardiac arrest Saturday, June 6, in St. Michaels, Md., after an afternoon of sailing. He was a week away from celebrating his 46th wedding anniversary, his family said. Dr. Bevan was professor, chair, and course director of rheumatology in Osteopathic Hospital's department of internal medicine. Dr. Bevan later was affiliated with Suburban General Hospital in Norristown.