Feature Profiles

In Other Words….The Case for Price Transparency

Apr 02, 2020 at 03:23 am by pj

  By PAULA M MUTO, MD FACS AND MARK R. MUTO   Editor’s note: This month’s spotlight is on an advocate of disruption in healthcare, who  speaks pa.... Read More

The Emotional and Psychological Struggle of Being a Doctor

Apr 01, 2020 at 11:45 pm by pj

  By SHANNON SOVNDAL, MD   I remember standing motionless in the doctors’ lounge, staring at my hands. Things had changed. I was someone different, someone.... Read More

Responding to an Urgent Call: Terry Su, MD

Mar 19, 2020 at 07:58 pm by pj

  Terry Su, MD, looked into the 9/11 sky and knew what he had to do   Dr. Terry Su’s path to becoming a skilled head and neck surgeon was a winding one. A n.... Read More

Discussing the Coronavirus with Your Child

Mar 19, 2020 at 07:06 pm by pj

  By Alicia Coonce, D.O., FAAP First, it is important to understand what exactly COVID-19 is and why it has become a case for concern. The human coronaviruses are a fam.... Read More

It’s not Work if it’s Your Passion: Raegan Le Douaron

Mar 12, 2020 at 01:27 am by pj

   Growing up with a family-owned health insurance business, Raegan Le Douaron was expected to help out after school and later on, breaks from college. Spending her.... Read More

Early Diagnosis and Aggressive Treatment are Key to MS: Amy Gutierrez, MD

Feb 13, 2020 at 11:38 am by pj

 Amy Gutierrez, MD, FAANS   This is how it usually starts. A patient appears in the office of Amy Gutierrez, MD; it’s almost always a woman, seemingly health.... Read More

The Noblest Cause: Ajay Mangal, MD, MBA

Jan 24, 2020 at 06:55 pm by pj

  Ajay Mangal’s story began nearly halfway around the world. Growing up in New Delhi, India, he enjoyed his schoolwork and spending time with family and friends. A.... Read More

Believing in Curiosity, Excellence and Fried Chicken: Dr. Elizabeth “Daleen” Penoyer

Dec 09, 2019 at 10:12 pm by pj

   You can hear Florence, South Carolina – where she grew up – in Elizabeth “Daleen” Penoyer’s voice as she professes amazement that a.... Read More

As His Wife’s Caregiver, A Doctor Discovers What’s Missing At Health Care’s Core

Dec 05, 2019 at 12:09 pm by pj

Dr. Arthur Kleinman and his wife, Joan. (Credit: Torben Eskerod) Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News Caring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and.... Read More

Dr. Jason Atienza: Better Care, Better Results: Treating the Whole Patient

Nov 14, 2019 at 05:20 pm by pj

  Simple fact: Doctors try to make their patients better. A less simple fact: Jason Atienza, MD, MBA, is a physician who tries to make doctors better. Better at engaging.... Read More

Celebrating a Decade of Dermatologic Care for the Uninsured

Oct 17, 2019 at 12:11 pm by Staff

Jerri Johnson, MD, Shepherd's Hope "At Shepherd's Hope, I help people who have nowhere else to turn to for health care," said Jerri Johnson, MD. "For over a decade, I have be.... Read More

Finding Opportunities to Save Lives Through Better Quality of Care

Sep 05, 2019 at 04:32 pm by Staff

.Antonio Velardi, MD .. "Nobody wakes up saying, 'Today, I am going to screw up,'" said Antonio Velardi, MD, Chief Quality Officer for Orlando Health-Health Central Hospital.... Read More

Care Coming Full Circle

Aug 08, 2019 at 08:44 pm by Staff

Growing up in Vietnam in the 1960s, Hiep Nguyen, MD, saw the realities of war firsthand. His father was a commanding officer in the South Vietnamese military who worked with A.... Read More

Looking Out for the Uninsured

Jul 07, 2019 at 11:23 pm by Staff

.Ryan Schott, OD, contributes to Shepherd's Hope vision of care   "Everyone deserves to see better, and thus live better," said Ryan Schott, OD. Owner and operator of Kindre.... Read More

A Purposeful Life

Jul 07, 2019 at 09:04 pm by Staff

Joseph Stewart, MD reinvigorated with PMC robotics program . On a particularly cold night in Illinois last December, Joseph Stewart, MD, and his wife, Shelly, discussed the.... Read More

Brain Patients Have Options

Jun 20, 2019 at 03:19 pm by Staff

Mariel Szapiel, MD, FAANS, is a neurosurgeon on a mission to spread the word to people who suffer from movement disorders like Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor - and a.... Read More

Moving Patients in the Right Direction

May 09, 2019 at 09:10 pm by Staff

. With a father and grandfather who were both physicians, Cesare Peraglie felt destined to pursue a career in medicine. As a child in south Texas, he shadowed his father, who.... Read More

Serving Children in Need with a Humble Heart

Apr 18, 2019 at 06:58 pm by Staff

. Growing up in a Wisconsin cheese town during the 1970s and '80s, Debra Andree, MD, scoured the local library for inspiration. At the age of 11, she stumbled across a Clara.... Read More

Driven to Succeed

Apr 09, 2019 at 09:21 pm by Staff

. Robert Masson, MD, Neurosurgeon, Orlando Health It might seem like a play on words to describe a race-car-driving neurosurgeon as driven. But in the case of Robert Masson.... Read More

UCF College of Medicine's Dr. Sergio Salazar Bids Farewell on Match Day

Mar 18, 2019 at 02:03 am by Staff

. "Match Day is always an emotional time but it's more emotional for me than usual. I'm vested in these students - more than any other group I've had. And today I'm saying goo.... Read More