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August	23,	2018	
	
	
Senator	Judy	Schwank	
210	George	Street	
Reading,	PA	19605	
	
Dear	Senator	Schwank,	
	
I	am	writing	to	you	express	my	concerns	regarding	the	impact	of	Pennsylvania	State	licensing	delays.	
	
As	the	director	of	Hospitalist	Services,	I	supervise	the	care	for	the	majority	of	adults	hospitalized	at	
Reading	Hospital.	Each	day	we	see	between	300-400	patients	and	are	exquisitely	sensitive	to	staffing	
fluctuations.	Providing	the	highest	quality	care	in	an	efficient	manner	while	maintaining	a	work	
environment	that	does	not	foster	burnout	requires	adequate	staffing.	Unfortunately,	as	of	today	we	have	
4	physicians	(listed	below)	who	have	been	hired	but	cannot	participate	in	clinical	care.	We	also	have	
additional	hires,	expected	in	next	two	months,	that	will	be	impacted	by	the	delay	based	on	information	
they	received.	Existing	physicians	are	experiencing	increased	daily	patient	volumes	and	being	asked	to	
work	additional	hours	to	fill	this	void	which	is	not	a	sustainable	model	and	I	would	like	to	ask	for	any	
assistance	you	can	provide	to	help	expedite	the	approval	process.	
	
Dr. Muhammad Sohail Khan
Dr. Richa Dhawan
Dr. Niranjan Tachamo
Dr. Carlos Moquete
	
Sincerely,		
	
	
John	Derderian,	DO,	FHM	
Director	of	Hospitalist	Services	
Section	Chief	of	Inpatient	Internal	Medicine	
Reading	Hospital	
Tower	Health	System	

PO Box 16052, Reading, PA 19612-6052
Phone: 484-628-8000

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