“Docs on Call” program to provide free advice: Philadelphia County Medical Society

“Docs on Call” program to provide free advice: Philadelphia County Medical Society physicians assist callers Public Service Program Airs Wednesday, September 19 on CBS-3

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Physician members of the Philadelphia County Medical Society will answer questions and discuss medical concerns with local residents, anonymously and free of charge, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 as part of the state society’s public service program “Docs on Call.” The program will air live on CBS-3 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Since its inception, “Docs on Call” has provided a way for physicians to help make a difference in the communities where they live and practice. Member physicians donate their time in order to answer health-related questions and offer information on free and low-cost health clinics to those without medical insurance or without access to personal physicians. These phone sessions are not meant to replace office visits. Physicians answering the phones will happily provide guidance to callers, but will not diagnose conditions or prescribe specific treatments.

Last September, 400 people, ages 19 to 87, called CBS-3 and were able to get much-needed advice from our physicians.

Local physicians volunteering for “Docs on Call” include: Judith Adams, MD, Internal Medicine; Glenn Cooper, MD, Cardiology; Michael Dellavecchia, MD, Ophthalmology; Michelle Eisenhower, MD, Family Medicine; Sana Ghafoor, MD, Neurology; Harvey Lefton, MD, Gastroenterology; Kurt Miceli, MD, Psychiatry; Curtis Miyamoto, MD, Radiology/Oncology; Suzanne Steele, MD, Family Medicine; Susan Taylor, MD, Dermatology

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