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in Chicago treated him from the time
he entered the emergency room. The
experience humbled him and made him
resolve to become an even more caring
psychiatrist.

We need more patient research to
better care for oncology patients. That's
the well-crafted and well-researched
opinion of Mary Dominiecki, vice
president, oncology, for the Planning
Shop, a communications consultancy
for the health care industry. Dominiecki
writes that "Patients keep so many things
to themselves... Everyone around them is
trying to be helpful by telling them they
are strong, they are an inspiration. This
is all well-meaning, but it contributes to
patients not feeling safe enough to share
what they are going through."

This issue also offers helpful ways
to grow your practice; describes what a
Pennsylvania member of Congress calls
a promising new treatment for PTSD
patients; reports on a special, welldeserved honor given to our next PCMS
president, Dr. Natalie Ortiz-Torrent.

PCMS member Richard Cohen,
MD, writes that, "I became a better
doctor on the day I became a cardiac patient." Dr. Cohen, a
psychiatrist who is a chief resident at Albert Einstein Medical Center,
tells his very personal story about the heart attack he suffered last
year at the age of 72. He details several seismic shocks - beginning
with realizing he had a heart condition - he is a lifelong athlete.
Then came surprise and disappointment over how the doctors

We hope you find our magazine
- which is one of the many services we
offer our members - well worth your
time. If you're not a PCMS member, consider joining us. For more
information, contact our executive director, Mark Austerberry, at
215-563-5343, ext. 101, or at www.philamedsoc.org. *
James Cristol, MD
President, Philadelphia County Medical Society

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