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June 20, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrea Grace Jordan, 58, of Chadds Ford, a specialist in cell pathology, died Sunday, June 15, at Christiana Hospital in Delaware of complications from a fall. Dr. Jordan fell down a flight of steps at her second home in Delaware. She stopped breathing and could not be revived. Dr. Jordan was a published expert in the subspecialty of cytopathology. After completing a fellowship in the field, she became a clinical professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical College and later served on the staff at Graduate Hospital and Crozer-Chester Health System.
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June 6, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edward S. McCabe, 97, of Merion, a physician in Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 1, of congestive heart failure at home. Born in Lock Haven, Pa., he earned a bachelor of science degree at the University of Notre Dame. While there, he lettered in golf, won an intercollegiate championship, and played with the leading golfers of the day in the 1938 Hershey Open. He went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A regimental surgeon serving in Europe during World War II, he returned stateside to serve a residency in internal medicine at Philadelphia General Hospital.
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June 4, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vincent T. Cipolla, 91, of Upper Darby Township, a professor, physician, and retired Army colonel, died Monday, May 26, at the Residence at Glen Riddle of complications from a fall. Raised on Ritner Street in South Philadelphia, Dr. Cipolla went on to become a department chairman and professor of anatomy and neuroanatomy at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in the 1970s and 1980s. He retired in 1988 after maintaining a private medical practice in Upper Darby for many years.
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May 20, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
George F. Selhat, 93, of Jenkintown, a physician who practiced at Jeanes Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia for more than a half century, died Wednesday, May 14, of cancer at home. Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, he moved to the United States in 1959. Dr. Selhat graduated from the University of Istanbul in 1952 with a medical degree. He served a residency in medicine at Jeanes Hospital from 1959 to 1963, and an internship in internal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in 1964.
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May 17, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, for George Robert Wade, 95, a Chester County physician and cofounder of Paoli Hospital, who died Feb. 11 from complications from a fall in McKinney, Texas. He lived in Chester Springs before moving to Florida and Texas. After graduating from Amherst College in 1940 and the University of Pennsylvania College of Medicine in 1944, Dr. Wade served an internship in McKinney and a residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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May 9, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Karl F. Rugart Jr., 90, of Haverford, a physician whose career stretched over a half-century, died Wednesday, April 30, of cancer at Waverly Heights, Gladwyne. Before retiring in 1998, Dr. Rugart, an obstetrician and gynecologist affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, claimed to have delivered nearly 7,000 babies during 50 years on the job. He also worked at Booth Maternity Center in Overbrook until it closed in 1989; as an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and at the former Pennsylvania Hospital Institute, the Philadelphia Women's Penitentiary, Graduate Hospital, and Presbyterian Hospital.
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April 15, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WENDELL M. WATIES was one of those old-fashioned doctors whom they just don't make anymore. He made house calls; he was on the sidelines at high school football games, ready to run out on the field when a player was hurt. He worked 12-hour days at his office on Girard Avenue at 58th Street, West Philadelphia, opening his doors at 7 a.m. and not going home until 7 p.m., or later. However, the weekends and vacation time belonged to his family. "He worked all those hours, but on the weekends he focused on us," said his daughter, Carol Waties.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Independence Blue Cross and DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. on Tuesday announced a new company that would provide services to primary-care physicians in Southeastern Pennsylvania, in another of IBC's efforts to improve care and cut costs. Terms of the deal were not released. The goal of the 50-50 joint venture, called Tandigm Health and based in Philadelphia, is to sign up 300 doctors by the time it starts operating Jan. 1, said Anthony Coletta, an IBC executive who was named president and chief executive of Tandigm.
NEWS
April 2, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bernard J. Dlutowski, 79, of Northeast Philadelphia, a family physician affectionately known as "Dr. D.," died Tuesday, March 25, of complications from cancer at his home. Dr. Dlutowski was a general practitioner in Torresdale for more than 40 years, sometimes caring for as many as three generations of the same family from offices at 9625 Frankford Ave. Early in his career, he made visits to the homes of patients, especially if they were neighbors, said his daughter, Janine Ehsani.
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December 26, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. J. Arthur Steitz, 98, a World War II veteran who became a physician with a passion for family medicine, died Sunday, Dec. 15, of natural causes at the Medford Leas retirement community in Burlington County. Dr. Steitz's 45-year career as a doctor included everything from house calls to emergency room medicine. Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Steitz earned degrees from Albright College and Jefferson Medical College. Following his service in the Eastern Flying Training Command of the Army Air Corp, he and his family returned to Burlington County, where his wife, Marion, grew up. In 1947, Dr. Steitz opened a family practice in Mount Holly, where he saw patients in the small community for $1.50 a visit and made house calls for $2 that included delivering babies, his family said.
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