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December 9, 1990 | By Loretta Tofani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Arthur M. Dannenberg, 99, a pediatrician who made house calls, died Friday at his home in Philadelphia. Dr. Dannenberg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1913 and did his internship at the Jewish Hospital, now known as Albert Einstein Medical Center. From 1938 until his retirement in 1968, Dr. Dannenberg was chief of pediatrics at the center. He practiced medicine during the 1920s, when there were only a few pediatricians in Philadelphia, said his son, James.
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April 9, 1986 | By JIM SMITH, Daily News Staff Writer
Dr. Walter F. "Skipper" Hatley Jr., 44, a pediatrician who treated children in North Philadelphia for 15 years, has been indicted by a federal grand jury here for allegedly taking photographs depicting teen-age boys in sexual poses. Hatley, who had an office on Randolph Street near Girard Avenue, allegedly took the photographs himself while on a recent trip to Puerto Rico, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Scheff. He was arrested last month after having the films developed through a local pharmacy.
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March 14, 1989 | By Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
A memorial service was to be held this afternoon for Paul A. Branca, M.D., a pediatrician and neonatologist, who died Wednesday. He was 49 and lived in Wynnewood. Branca had been director of neonatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital since 1974. He also served on the staff as clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology. During his tenure Branca was credited with developing a modern intensive care unit. He and his staff innovated programs devoted to the care of premature babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia at the Children's Rehabilitation Hospital.
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May 23, 1998 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David Baker, 73, a pediatrician and former director of pediatric education at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Wallingford. Dr. Baker operated a private practice in Broomall for 40 years until 1995. Since 1975, he also taught pediatrics at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, which became Allegheny University of the Health Sciences. In 1995 and 1997, he received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
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July 21, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Corinne Vahlstrom Newton, 81, of Newtown Square, a Philadelphia pediatrician, died of pneumonia Sunday, July 18, at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Newton's career extended from 1956 until she retired in 1991. She spent much of it working with children enrolled in the Head Start program, which began in 1965, said a son, John E. Newton Jr. "Traveling alone in her trusty VW Beetle, she visited clinics in every part of the city, providing medical care to hundreds of kids who lived mostly in impoverished and neglected circumstances.
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August 15, 2007 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mary Susan Bee Stine, 65, a pediatrician who made life better for children with developmental and behavioral problems, died of uterine cancer Thursday at home in Radnor. For more than 30 years, Dr. Stine worked with some of the most troubled children at the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. The children often suffered social problems spurred by chronic conditions such as cerebral palsy and motor-skill and emotional problems. "My mother's can-do attitude and dauntless spirit powered her resistance to cancer, and her empathy gave patients reassurance," daughter Cynthia Stine said.
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December 7, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
William G. Chodoff, 64, of West Mount Airy, a pediatrician, died of Merkel cell carcinoma at his home on Nov. 26. Since 1997, Dr. Chodoff was medical director of Keystone Mercy Health Plan in Philadelphia, a managed-care plan serving more than 273,000 medical assistance recipients in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Previously, he was a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's primary-care center in Cobbs Creek; a pediatrician in West Philadelphia for Philadelphia Health Associates; and in the 1970s and 1980s, a pediatrician and medical director of the Children and Youth Program of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in South Philadelphia.
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April 29, 2003 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Phyllis Colacicco Marciano, 71, of Plymouth Meeting, a pediatrician and associate professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, died of cancer April 15 at home. Dr. Marciano had cared for children in her practice and at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital since 1968. She also worked in the hospital clinic and had taught medical students since 1972. When treating young patients, she combined her medical expertise with the power of prayer. "My mother was very religious," her daughter Stephanie Carfagno said.
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March 25, 2002 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Harriet Josephine Davis, 92, a retired Doylestown pediatrician, died of cancer Tuesday at Pennswood Village in Newtown, Bucks County. In 1948, Dr. Davis became the first board-certified pediatrician to establish a practice in Bucks County. Ten years earlier she had opened a general practice in Doylestown, charging $1 for office visits and $2 for house calls. Her general practice was interrupted by World War II. In 1942, she and two women physicians volunteered to serve in the Navy medical corps.
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August 10, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I recently took my 5-year-old, "Ralphie," to his pediatrician. While we were waiting to see the doctor, Ralphie played a game on my phone. Then the doctor knocked on the door, entered, said "hi" and smiled. He called my son's name and immediately, without any prompts to get Ralphie's attention, proceeded to take the phone from my son's hand. You don't simply take things from people's hands to get their attention. Ralphie may be a child, but he is also a person. I would feel different if, after the doctor had tried to get his attention, my son had ignored him. I understand Ralphie had to get ready to pay attention and follow instructions.
NEWS
February 29, 2016
A Northeast Philadelphia pediatrician has been accused of growing marijuana out of his Bucks County home. Jan Neil Widerman, 65, who has an office at 10800 Bustleton Ave. in Somerton, faces felony charges of manufacture with intent to deliver drugs and misdemeanor marijuana-possession charges. The Bucks County Courier Times and CBS3 have reported that Widerman's alleged growing operation was discovered by firefighters who went to his house on the unit block of Brookside Drive in Holland two weeks ago to battle a fire that started in a pickup truck in the driveway and spread into the nearby garage.
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November 23, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
For almost a decade, researchers have studied why a vaccine for adolescents that could prevent tens of thousands of cancers every year is so unpopular. Turns out it's not so much the cost, or safety worries, or the antivaccine movement. The biggest obstacle, studies show, is that doctors aren't recommending the HPV vaccine because they're uncomfortable talking to parents and tweens about a virus spread by S-E-X. But a blitzkrieg against the doctor deterrent is underway. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public-health agencies have major campaigns designed to educate doctors about why and how to recommend the HPV shots.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aetna Inc., the health insurer, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have formed an alliance that will financially reward pediatricians for reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and emergency room visits and meeting other measures designed to reduce costs and improve patient satisfaction. The accountable care organization includes 1,100 doctors and is Aetna's first with a pediatric health system. Patients of the CHOP network in Aetna's commercial health plans in the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania area and in Burlington County are covered by the arrangement.
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September 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., 85, of Bala Cynwyd and Longport, N.J., a pediatrician who spent his 54-year career at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Aug. 29, of heart failure at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Pasquariello was a master clinician, recognized for his ability to arrive at a diagnosis in children with complex illnesses while comforting them and their parents. He taught hundreds of medical students and residents the art of medicine by example, modeling how a kind and careful professional should proceed.
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August 5, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frank P. Ermilio, 98, of Ocean City, N.J., a West Philadelphia pediatrician from the late 1940s to his retirement in 1999, died Friday, July 31, at home. Among his patients, daughter Diana Carrigan said, were "a couple of Muhammad Ali's children" and Will Smith. A 1932 graduate of Overbrook High School, Dr. Ermilio earned a premed bachelor's degree at Villanova University in 1936 before graduating from the medical school of Temple University. During summers "all through college and med school," his daughter said, Dr. Ermilio worked as a waiter at the former Peacock Gardens Restaurant, near where Route 202 and the Schuylkill Expressway now meet in King of Prussia.
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June 29, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
As a pediatrician at the Cobbs Creek Primary Care Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Roy Wade Jr. employs the usual tools of his trade, such as thermometer, tongue depressor, and stethoscope. But as a researcher, he is working to develop a different kind of tool kit: a questionnaire to help pediatricians figure out which of their young patients are at greatest risk to develop early cognitive, emotional, and health problems. Wade's work builds on the landmark 1998 ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
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May 8, 2015 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
DR. MELISSA Ketunuti spent the last moments of her life in her damp, concrete-floored basement, begging for mercy as a killer strangled the life out of her. That's what Assistant District Attorney Peter Lim told a jury yesterday during his impassioned opening statement at the trial of Jason Smith, 39. Smith is accused of killing Ketunuti, a promising doctor at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in a fit of rage and then setting her body...
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May 7, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
RACERS HAVE plenty to focus on during a 10-mile run. How to keep a man's heart beating and lungs pumping isn't usually one of them. But that's exactly what a group of about 12 health-care workers competing in the Broad Street Run went through on Sunday when one of their own collapsed right in front of them. Thanks to their efforts, that 31-year-old man is alive today. After seeing their colleague off in an ambulance, those lifesavers all went on to finish the race. "People stopped out of the kindness of their hearts as soon as he went down," said Kristen, a physician's assistant who didn't want her last name published.
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February 8, 2015 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
After breast-feeding her baby for several weeks, a young mother began to worry about how often he was spitting up. It was her first child, so she had no experience to help her gauge whether the amount and frequency were normal. She consulted friends, how-to books, and her pediatrician. All were reassuring. During the first few months of life, about half of all babies have gastroesophageal reflux or infant reflux. The small valve that acts as a flap to keep the contents of the stomach from rising into the esophagus is not completely developed.
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