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Published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on June 14, 2000. All rights reserved.
Between the Lines
Although we have not asked the research department to
investigate this matter, we have a gut feeling that there are fewer
individual doctors listed in the Health and Fitness Directory that is
being distributed with this issue of U.S. 1.
That doesn’t mean that the Health and Fitness directory is any less
robust than in years past — in fact, at 68 pages it is the biggest
one we have ever asked our deliverers to shoulder. But we do suspect
that in this era of managed care and big medicine there are fewer
individual and small group practices.
As we said, we will ask the research department to investigate.
Meanwhile we know for sure that there are more non-MD practitioners
than ever before. Fitness counselors, wellness counselors, diet
counselors, massage therapists, and even a counselor to help allay the
stress associated with golf — they are all listed in this directory.
We should not be surprised: When our boss came down with a terrible
case of carpal tunnel a few years ago, was the remedy a trip to the
surgeon or an ergonomic chair? The chair, thankfully, did the trick,
and at $600 was a lot less costly than the trip to the doctor would
The lesson may be that health and wellness are no longer matters to be
reserved for visits to the doctor’s offices. That’s why, in
conjunction with the publication of this Directory, U.S. 1 is also
sponsoring a free Health and Fitness Fair on Tuesday, June 27, from 4
to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Route 1 South at Ridge Road. Details
of the fair are listed on page 47 of this issue, but we should note
that the lesson above also is being applied by some of the medical
doctors themselves: Five MDs — plastic surgeons and an
ophthalmologist — are coming to Health Fair to address issues and
concerns regarding plastic surgery and laser eye surgery.
We urge you to join us that evening for valuable information and for a
chance to meet other wellness-minded professionals.
Thank you for that lovely piece on Dr. Miele and their new
facility on Alexander Road (U.S. 1, June 7.) They are wonderful
veterinarians and the staff is equally compassionate.
Over the 15 years of ownership of our cat Susie we had many dealings
with the staff. This increased markedly as Susie aged and became
diabetic. Little did we know that Dr. Jim was a specialist (more or
less by accident) in feline diabetes. This happened mostly by
word-of-mouth as more clients heard of his excellent practice.
As Susie aged and declined we spent quite a bit of time (and money) at
the hospital in West Windsor. The staff is uniformly superb. From the
Mieles themselves to the technicians, the entire operation is
professional and compassionate. Special thanks to Dr. Emily Jarvis,
who attended Susie frequently toward the end. Dr Jim was there to
offer his recommendation that is was time to put Susie to sleep and
did that for us himself. These are very special people and I thank
U.S. 1 for turning the spotlight on them. They deserve every success.
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