2 doctors join forces, open Linthicum-Ferndale office

Neighbors/Ferndale/Linthicum

July 07, 1992|By Rosalie M. Falter

Drs. Pankaj R. Desai and Syed M.A. Riaz have opened an internal/general medicine practice in the Linthicum-Ferndale area.

In opening their medical practice at 800 N. Hammonds Ferry Road, they are consolidating the established medical practices of Drs. Syed Ashruf and Charles Milton Linthicum, whom residents had patronized for many years. Ashruf retired from private practice in May and Linthicum died in November.

Desai is a graduate of Grant Medical College of the University of Bombay, and Washington State University, with a master's degree in pharmaceutical science. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore. During his final year, he was assistant chief resident of the internal medicine department.

He has extensive teaching experience, including teaching an advanced cardiac life-support course at Harbor Hospital Center. Desai is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Internal Medicine.

Riaz obtained a bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery from Kakatiya University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Harbor Hospital Center. Riaz also is certified in advanced cardiac life support. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Internal Medicine.

* Sunday's summer concert in Linthicum Park will feature the Paddyfields, a sister trio who will present a choreographed, family-oriented show. The show begins at 6 p.m. Pack a picnic supper and bring blankets or chairs.

The Annapolis-based group has traveled the mid-Atlantic region. Gigi, Christy and Chelle share the lead vocals, giving their audience quite a wonderful variety.

The Paddyfields will take you to the heart of Nashville, playing old songs and new ones.

The trio's first break came two years ago, when they sang on a demonstration recording with legendary songwriter Otis Blackwell. Then in 1990 the group recorded its four-song cassette at Cypress Room Studios in Nashville.

In April 1990, the Paddyfields were selected to perform the theme song of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington. Recorded in Nashville, the song was performed on national television by the trio while riding atop a float in the National Cherry Blossom Parade.

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights with the support of the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, the Linthicum Lions Club, the Crestwood Improvement Association and the county Commission on Culture and the Arts.

Linthicum Park is on Benton Avenue, off Camp Meade Road, in Linthicum. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled.

For information, call 789-7546 or 859-3308.

Sweet country sounds

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