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By DANIEL S. GREENBERG | March 17, 1992
Washington. -- Like a feverish thermometer reading or a worrisome blood count, the alarming news from the world of medical practice is that times are good for the managers of medical practice.These are laymen -- not doctors -- who have mastered the mysteries of insurance forms, reimbursement regulations and the scheduling of patients to keep the doctors busy. The fact that the managers are doing well means that the administration of medical paperwork has ascended to a level of complexity that warrants a well-rewarded place on the payroll -- financed, of course, by patients.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2002
Dr. Harry P. Ross, a retired Chestertown family physician and a former Kent County medical examiner, died of heart disease Thursday at his home. He was 77. He practiced in the Eastern Shore community for 40 years in an office near Washington College. "Harry Ross was a doctor in this picturesque town, and he was much more than a Marcus Welby -- people looked to him for guidance and judgment on their medical problems," said Dr. Patrick J. Shanahan, a colleague. "He was a leader in the medical community and defined the family doctor with his dedication and service."
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By DANIEL S. GREENBERG | March 8, 1994
Washington. -- Among the puzzlements of the moment is the record-breaking rush to get into medical school.With over 43,000 applications on file for admission next fall, the queue is up by 7 percent over last year's level, according to the official scorekeeper, the Association of American Medical Schools. As recently as 1989, fewer than 28,000 applied for admission.Since the number of medical schools in the United States has remained constant at 126 for many years, the competition for entry has heated up for the annual allotment of about 16,000 freshman slots.
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April 12, 2006
Dr. Ralph Weber, a cardiologist who practiced at area hospitals for more than 50 years, died of cancer Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Pikesville resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised on Park Avenue in Reservoir Hill, he attended the Robert E. Lee Junior High School No. 49 and was a 1945 City College graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College and completed his medical education at the Temple University School of Medicine.
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July 2, 2000
Dr. Earl M. Beardsley, 75, physician, traveler, volunteer Dr. Earl Miller Beardsley, who maintained a general medical practice in Salisbury for more than three decades, died Tuesday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the Perry Point Medical Center. He was 75. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Beardsley had served as medical director of Wicomico Nursing Home from 1967 to 1969 and Salisbury Nursing Home from 1970 to 1988. He also was on the staff of, was chief of general practice at, and served on committees at Peninsula Regional Medical Center from 1954 to 1988.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | January 18, 2007
Dr. Jeannette R. "Jeff" Heghinian, a retired physician who drove to house calls in colorful convertibles during nearly five decades of medical practice, died of pneumonia Saturday at Genesis ElderCare Hamilton Center. The Mount Washington resident was 97. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she could recall marching alongside her schoolteacher mother in women's right-to-vote rallies in New York. She moved to Baltimore's Rusk Avenue with her parents and was a 1927 graduate of Western High School. She determined to become a physician while recovering from a childhood case of scarlet fever, a condition that left her with a heart murmur.
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By Scott Higham and Eric Siegel and Scott Higham and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | August 19, 1996
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's wife is president of an eye-care practice that has received more than $2.2 million from a nonprofit group that has a city contract to treat tens of thousands of elderly Medicare patients in Baltimore, records show.The mayor has disqualified himself from any decisions involving the nonprofit group. He also has received a city ethics opinion finding no conflict of interest with Dr. Patricia L. Schmoke doing business with the group.Discussions of Dr. Schmoke's involvement in the contract surfaced during a City Council meeting in May, when city Health Department officials proposed transferring a city-owned building to the nonprofit group in exchange for $1.Asked about his wife's relationship with the group, Schmoke said: "I'm not troubled by this at all."
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By Michael James and Joan Jacobson and Michael James and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1998
No one has stopped Baltimore's "telemedicine man." Not the federal agents who raided his offices, not the state physicians' -- board that has subpoenaed his records, not the former patients who claim he is a reckless doctor loose on the Internet.Eleven months after the widely publicized raid that appeared to end Dr. Pietr Hitzig's medical practice, the resilient and computer-savvy doctor is still online and running a downtown Baltimore treatment center.He has no examining room, no stethoscope, no lab coat.
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By Daniel S. Greenberg | September 9, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Don't expect anything but a hemorrhage at the Treasury from that new program to counter the doctor surplus by paying hospitals to reduce the number of residency slots for the final phase of medical training.Reminiscent of the agricultural-support schemes that paid farmers for not growing crops, the medical plan was inspired by pTC an immutable law of American medical practice: More doctors mean more medical spending, despite the penny-pinching tactics of managed care. So, stop them before they can start hustling patients, the Washington strategists concluded.
FEATURES
By Jacques Kelly | January 11, 1998
THE CERAMIC-TILE corridors in the 1925 Medical Arts Building forever smelled of antiseptic touched with a splash of cloves. This beehive of medical practice -- dentistry in particular -- was far different from today's breezy and casual, feel-good environments and state-of-the-art equipment.The formality of that building, which remains in full use today at Cathedral and Read streets, was a metaphor for the way we lived in 1950s Baltimore. The baby boomers had yet to uproot the formalities of the older order.
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