If you have any doubt, yes indeed, Dr. Philip Corcoran and his wonderful quote are the subject of today's Featured Doctor blog post.
Everyday people in Bethesda, uninsured but in need of cardiac care are receiving the services they need at the heart clinic at Suburban Hospital where Dr. Corcoran volunteers his time. The backers of the new clinic are hoping that its success will spur more specialty clinics just like it in an attempt to address one of the toughest issues in healthcare. The MobileMed/NIH Heart Clinic is staffed by volunteers and opens its doors to the uninsured once a week.
One such man, Manouchahr Alizadeh, who according to the WP was in desperate need of surgery due to blockage in all his major arteries, underwent surgery at the heart clinic and was discharged without a bill. Halali, the wife of Alizadeh who is in the construction business, tells the Washington Post that she was nearly brought to tears. She had no idea how they would have afforded the care. She also called the experience, 'a gift.'
And now the photo of the doc who has captured my heart for the day:
Dr. Philip C. Corcoran specializes in Adult Cardiac Surgery and General Thoracic Surgery. His clinical interests include Minimally Invasive Surgery and Remote Telepresence Surgery. He practices in Bethesda, Maryland.