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SUMMER 2018

LEHIGH COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY

1620 W Highland St, | Allentown, PA 18102

610-437-2288 | lcmedsoc.org

2018
LCMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bruce D. Nicholson, MD
President
Amanda Kathleen Brown, MD
Vice President
George Hartzell, Jr., MD
Trustee
Oscar A. Morffi, MD
Treasurer
Charles J. Scagliotti, MD, FACS
Secretary

CENSORS
Howard E. Hudson, Jr., MD
Edward F. Guarino, MD

TRUSTEES
George A. Arangio, MD
Wayne E. Dubov, MD
Kenneth J. Toff, DO

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4 IN THIS ISSUE
FEATURES
6 WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL
SYNDROME?
By Lawrence E. Weiss, MD

David Griffiths
Executive Officer
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Can Help Patients Regain Functional
Abilities and Improve Quality of Life

By Dr. Geeta Sathe

20 SURGICAL MISSION TO NIGERIA
A Study in Contrasts

By Peter Vincent Rovito

8 KNOW YOUR RISK

The Use of Smartphones in Patient Care

By Suzette Benedick, MBA, CHC, CMM

ON THE COVER
10 HUNGER DOESN'T TAKE A
SUMMER VACATION

22 LEARNING AND GIVING BACK
to the Community at Hearts Clinic

By Emily Du

24 GETTING YOUR BODY FIT
AFTER CANCER

By Harold Millman, DPT, OCS, STAR/C, and
Brigid Gallagher, DPT, STAR/C

Mapping a plan to provide free food to
kids all summer long

By Marc Rittle

12 PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

EDITOR

19 PHYSIATRY

26 ANGEL FLIGHT EAST

Helping Lift the Financial Burden of Travel
for Medical Care

By Sleigh-Anne Piechta, DO

14 ESCHEW SELF PRESCRIPTION

Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical
Society Physicians' Health Program Medical
Director Shares Ethics Guidance

By Raymond Truex Jr., MD, FAANS, FACS

16 LYME DISEASE IN PENNSYLVANIA
By Alyssa Buczynski

By Ellen Williams

28 HUMANENESS IN MEDICINE
AWARD FROM LCMS
29 QUARTERLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
31 LCMS NEWS

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