Dr. Philip Bayliss (far left) joined Dr. Scott Adzick and the Kane family for a recent visit to Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C.

In honor of Birth Defects Awareness Month, Philip M. Bayliss, M.D., spoke at a Jan. 11 Congressional briefing in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Bayliss and Scott Adzick, M.D., Director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and C. Everett Koop Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, were joined by the Kane family, who benefited from successful fetal surgery.
Dr. Bayliss, of LG Health Physicians Maternal-Fetal Medicine, was asked to provide the perspective of a diagnosing physician of fetal anomalies and the challenges families face with a prenatal diagnosis. He spoke about the importance of breakthroughs in fetal interventions/surgery and the role of National Institutes of Health funding.


Auscultation Brass plays winter concert

Auscultation Brass, an 11-member brass band of (mostly) physicians, played at the Hospice & Community Care tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 6.
Group members include: Dr. Tom Andersen (tuba), Dr. Robert Belser Jr. (trumpet), Dr. Robert Belser Sr. (trumpet), Dr. Joe Breslin (euphonium), Dr. Daniel Diehl (trumpet), Dr. Bill Lovett (French horn), Dr. Andrew Lutzkanin (trumpet), Dr. S. Scott Paist III (trombone), Dr. William Roberts (trumpet/French horn), Dr. Gerald Rothacker Jr. (trombone) and Kirby Strohmaier, RN, (French horn).

Members of Auscultation Brass play at the Dec. 6 Hospice & Community Care tree-lighting ceremony.



Physicians offer expertise in media interviews

The flu has been a hot topic recently in local media. Joseph Kontra, M.D., LGH Chief of Infectious Diseases, described flu symptoms and encouraged vaccination in an interview with FOX 43.
Rick Grunden, M.D., of LG Health Physicians Family Medicine Susquehanna, suggested wearing multiple layers and using in-home humidifiers in an ABC 27 report on combating the cold weather.
Adam Lake, M.D., of LG Health Physicians Comprehensive Care, was quoted in a Self magazine story on HIV prevention. Dr. Lake talked about the benefits of PrEP, a medication that can drastically lower the risk of getting HIV.

Joseph Kontra, M.D.

Rick Grunden, M.D.

Adam Lake, M.D.

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