March 15, 1986
Carol Nelson Shepherd, vice president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, in a Letter to the Editor, asserts that malpractice fees in Pennsylvania are not that high. She offers the solution to require physicians in less risky fields of medicine to help underwrite the costs of insuring their colleagues in the higher-risk specialities. This will not solve the existing crisis and it is totally unacceptable to physicians practicing less risky medicine, who also have lower earnings than their high-risk confreres.
March 13, 2000 |
More than 500 nurses were expected at the capitol building in Harrisburg today to support a bill that would make Pennsylvania one of the last states in the country to give qualified nurses the authority to write prescriptions. A significant percentage of nurses who possess a master's degree, or the equivalent, become the sole source of health care for many patients, especially those in traditionally under-served populations. But in order to prescribe medication, current regulations require the nurses to go through a physician.
February 14, 1997 |
Doctors in Delaware and Montgomery Counties angry over the soaring rates they must pay to a state medical-liability fund squared off Wednesday night against representatives of the fund and the Pennsylvania Medical Society. "A lot of us have never been sued, yet we are bearing the rates of those who have been sued. It's an unfair situation," Lisa Linder, a Newtown Square ophthalmologist, told the two representatives. Linder is secretary of the 750-member Delaware County Medical Society, which organized Wednesday's session at the Radnor Hotel.
August 23, 1996 |
Cigarette smoking is a filthy, expensive dangerous habit. The 32,000 practicing physicians in our commonwealth deal with people every day who are battling the health effects of nicotine addiction. Nearly all of these people have read the warning on the package that says "Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health," but they keep on smoking because they are hooked - they are addicted to cigarettes. Which is why the Pennsylvania Medical Society supports the class-action filing of Arch vs. the American Tobacco Company Inc., et al., filed Aug. 8, in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia.
August 17, 1989 |
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a small-business workshop, "Statistical Process Control: Cost Savings and Profit Improvement," from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14. The workshop will focus on the use of statistical methods to improve productivity, employee participation, customer service, vendor support and care in managing inventory and the production process. Presented by Richard H. Rabner & Associates of Wayne, the workshop will address statistical process control, quality attainment programs, communication skills and employee involvement, inventory management and cost reduction and profit enhancement.
January 7, 1999 |
Larry James Rendin Sr., 80, a physician and former medical director of the Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Lima, died of cardiac arrest Monday at his home in Moylan. He also had cancer. Dr. Rendin served as medical director of Fair Acres from 1978 until retiring in 1997. He also had been medical director of the Wallingford Nursing Home for a number of years during the 1980s. He was born in Boston, Pa., graduated from Ohio Northern University in Ada in 1939, and earned his medical degree at Hahnemann University School of Medicine.
June 24, 1999 |
A memorial service will be scheduled for next month for Dr. Hasib Tanyol, 83, a retired Fort Washington physician known for his work on the effects of hypertension. He died June 17 of heart failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tanyol, who had maintained a practice in Fort Washington since the mid-1960s, served on the medical staffs of Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia and Montgomery Hospital in Norristown. He previously lived in Lafayette Hill. He was a charter member of the American Society of Hypertension, and he also devoted his career to the study of cirrhosis of the liver.
January 30, 2003 |
Orville Horwitz, 93, of Bryn Mawr, a retired cardiologist and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, died of peritonitis Tuesday at Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, Fla. He was a resident of Society Hill and Strafford before moving to Bryn Mawr four years ago. In more than 50 years as a physician, Dr. Horwitz worked as a researcher, teacher, author and administrator. He established the Foundation for Vascular-Hypertension Research, taught at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and wrote scores of books and articles about cardiac and vascular diseases.
March 19, 2003 |
Jules Lacavaro, 64, chief of the gastroenterology department of Riddle Memorial Hospital, who as a medical student in Italy was a movie extra in spaghetti westerns, died of complications from ulcers Thursday at his home in Newtown Square. In 1975, Dr. Lacavaro joined the staff of Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media, where he maintained a practice and was chief of the gastroenterology department. In addition to his duties at Riddle Memorial, from 1985 to 1995, he was an attending physician at Fair Acres Geriatric Center in Lima.
July 26, 2003 |
The Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association and the Jefferson University Physicians are the latest groups to recommend that their members opt out of a proposed settlement between Independence Blue Cross and medical professionals in the region. Independence agreed in June to disclose pay policies and pay up to $40 million over the next two years to settle a lawsuit brought by the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. The orthopedists had argued that Independence was failing to pay for all the care that was given.