Phones Rang Off the Hook During Pennsylvania Medical Society’s Docs on Call Program on CBS-3

Date: September 21, 2012 Media Contact: Chuck Moran
Pennsylvania Medical Society
For Immediate Release (717) 558-7820


(Philadelphia, PA) – Callers asked an array of health-related questions on Wednesday evening during the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s public service program “Docs on Call.” More than 200 viewers ranging in age from 29 to 91 spoke with 15 volunteer physicians during CBS-3’s evening news broadcast.

Callers’ questions covered a wide range of health topics with inquiries about diabetes, shingles, and gastrointestinal issues being the most common. In addition to the calls, CBS-3’s Stephanie Stahl received her annual flu shot live during the show. Administered by Pennsylvania Medical Society member Suzanne Steele, MD, the segment emphasized the importance of getting a flu shot to prepare for the upcoming season.

Feedback from the community was positive with some viewers tweeting words of thanks through their Twitter accounts.

Local physicians who volunteered for “Docs on Call” included:

Bucks County Medical Society: Ashish Sitapara, MD, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics; Benjamin Sussman, DO, Family Medicine

Montgomery County Society: Victoria Cirillo, MD, Dermatology; Janine Darby, MD, Family Medicine; Kimberly Jones, MD, Psychiatry; Stuart Lessin, MD, Dermatology; Mark Pyfer, MD, Ophthalmology; Scott Shapiro, MD, Cardiology

Philadelphia County Medical Society: Judith Adams, MD, Adolescent Medicine; Michelle Eisenhower, MD, Family Medicine; Harvey Lefton, MD, Gastroenterology; Kurt Miceli, MD, Psychiatry; Suzanne Steele, MD, Internal Medicine and Dermatology; Deepak Sudheendra, MD, Radiology; Preeti Sudheendra, MD, Hematology/Oncology.

The patient-doctor relationship has been the priority of the Pennsylvania Medical Society since its founding in 1848. While there are always issues being debated about health systems and reform, the physician members of the Medical Society continue to focus on better health for all Pennsylvanians. To learn more about the Pennsylvania Medical Society, visit its website at

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