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June 8, 2000 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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April 27, 2015 | By Lauren Noto-Bell, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
April 10, 2007 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
December 22, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 17, 1994 | By Barbara J. Richberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
January 8, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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
NEWS
August 8, 1996 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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)
NEWS
January 9, 1991 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 7, 2000 | By Rusty Pray, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lester Eisenberg, 88, professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, died Tuesday of pneumonia at Union Hospital in Elkton, Md. He was a resident of Calvert Manor, a health-care center in Rising Sun, Md. Dr. Eisenberg devoted more than 30 years of his medical career to the college. He also practiced at Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia, now City Avenue Hospital. A tailor's son born and raised in Philadelphia, he graduated from Central High School and attended Temple University before graduating from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1938.
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January 8, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
December 22, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
October 28, 2015 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2015 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
July 2, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
June 18, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
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.
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
May 15, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
CHICAGO - Joel Embiid never went through the rigors of the NBA Draft Combine. After he declared he was going to the NBA after one season at the University of Kansas, he skipped the annual event in Chicago. He's seeing what it's all about now, though. In an unprecedented move, the 76ers' big man came with Brett Brown and general manager Sam Hinkie to Chicago and is seeing how the the organization works throughout the week. Wednesday, he sat in on about seven interviews with prospective future teammates; yesterday he was at the gym watching workouts and also sat in on some more interviews.
NEWS
April 27, 2015 | By Lauren Noto-Bell, For The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
October 14, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon Davies is supposed to be long shot to make the 76ers roster. However, the power forward has played like someone who's expected to be a key contributor. "I respect his relentlessness, because he knows he's on the bubble," coach Brett Brown said following Sunday's practice at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "There's no secret there," Brown added. "He's fighting for his life, and he just won't go away. " Through three preseason games, Davies is shooting 57.9 percent from the field and ranks third in scoring at 11 points per game.
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