FOR RELEASE: Sept. 7, 2017
CONTACT: Chuck Moran, Pennsylvania Medical Society, (717) 558-7820
"Doctors on Call" physicians assist TV viewers with health care questions
Philadelphia, PA – Two hundred Philadelphia area residents called and spoke with physician volunteers from the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) on Sept. 6 during the "Docs on Call" TV broadcast. PAMED partnered with CBS 3 to bring the public health program to area TV news viewers.
The physicians talked one-on-one with callers ranging in age from 12 to 99 from throughout the viewing area. The most popular topic of the calls was pain (orthopedic and other), followed by gastrointestinal, kidney, pulmonary, skin, cancer, flu, neurology and urology concerns.
The physician volunteers, all members of the Montgomery, Philadelphia and Delaware county medical societies, provided health care information to callers and guided them to seek medical care if needed. For callers lacking medical insurance or health care access, the doctors directed them to area low-cost clinics to meet their needs.
CBS 3 health reporter Stephanie Stahl hosted the program and interviewed Charles Cutler, MD, an internist in Norristown and PAMED president, and Ted Christopher, MD, an emergency physician in Philadelphia and PAMED president-elect. Joining them for the broadcast was Dr. Rob Danoff of CBS 3, who also answered calls from viewers.
Area physician members of the Pennsylvania Medical Society who volunteered for "Doctors on Call" were:
Montgomery County Medical Society
Corinna Bowser, MD; Charles Cutler, MD; Michael Feinberg, MD, PhD; Kimberly Jones, MD; Mark Lopatin, MD; David Smoger, MD
Philadelphia County Medical Society
Ted Christopher, MD; Cadence Kim, MD; Andrew Roberts, MD
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