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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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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1997
A Timonium doctor whose office was raided by federal agents investigating his use of cyberspace in prescribing fen-phen to people he never met says he is tired of "being treated like a Colombia drug lord" and may move his practice out of the Baltimore area."
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 13, 1998
AFTER 24 YEARS treating the medical needs of Central County, Dr. Arnold G. Alexander plans to retire Aug. 28."I always thought of my medical practice as kind of a mom-and-pop business since my wife, Ellen, has worked on the business end with me for the past 17 years," the doctor said."
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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 Sue Miller and Sue Miller,Evening Sun Staff | July 30, 1991
The director of a major department at Harbor Hospital Center, alleging he was fired without reason and due process from his $120,000- a-year position, today filed a $14 million suit against the hospital in Baltimore Circuit Court.Dr. Victor R. Hrehorovich, 51, contends that he was arbitrarily dismissed as head of the department of medicine by the former South Baltimore General Hospital, contrary to medical staff bylaws that assure department heads tenure until they are 65 after they have passed a two-year trial period.
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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 Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1998
Dr. Claude D. Hill Jr., a Baltimore physician who practiced obstetrics and gynecology and delivered more than 5,000 babies during his 40-year medical career, died Friday at Union Memorial Hospital of undetermined causes.Dr. Hill, 74, a resident of the Ashburton community for most of his medical career, also was a former president of the medical staffs at Bon Secours and the old Provident hospitals. He also served briefly in 1987 on the City Council from the 4th District.Dr. Hill had offices in West Baltimore and Turners Station in eastern Baltimore County from 1957 until he retired from private practice in 1990.
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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.
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