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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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December 2, 1990
David White, 74, who played Larry Tate, the white-haired advertising executive, on ABC-TV's "Bewitched," died of a heart attack Tuesday at the Medical Center of North Hollywood, Calif. The show, which starred Elizabeth Montgomery, ran from 1964 to 1972. Mr. White's other television credits included "Cagney & Lacey," "Remington Steele," "Quincy, M.E.," "The Love Boat" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." His film credits included "Sweet Smell of Success," "The Apartment," "The Great Imposter," "Madison Avenue" and "Sunrise at Campobello."
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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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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 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 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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