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Florida doctors for McCain



The McCain campaign just announced a long list of Florida doctors who support the ticket.

"As president, John McCain will work to reform our nation's health care system for the benefit of patients and health care providers alike," said State Sen. Durrell Peaden, honorary state co-chair of Florida Doctors for McCain-Palin. "His plan to offer American families a $5,000 refundable tax credit will help 47 million uninsured Americans afford health care, and relieve a major burden for families already struggling to afford their insurance premiums. Only John McCain has offered proposals to make health insurance more innovative, portable and affordable, and I am confident he will take decisions out of the hands of employers and insurance companies and restore control to patients themselves. Choice is the most important thing for patients in health care."

Full list below.

Dr. Karl Altenburger, Honorary State Co-Chair of Florida Doctors for McCain-Palin and immediate past president of the Florida Medical Association, added: "American families are deeply concerned about the rising costs of health care, especially during this time of economic uncertainty, but they are also concerned about quick, simple access to health care and acquiring the preventive care they need. Through more choice, competition, prevention, and the promotion of greater access to care, John McCain will make it possible for every American, including those with pre-existing conditions, to receive the health care they deserve."

Dr. Altenburger continued, "As a physician, I also understand the importance of John McCain's call for immediate medical liability reform; this initiative is key to ensuring that physicians and patients are not burdened by the costs of frivolous lawsuits or excessive damage awards."


Honorary Co-Chairs
Dr. Karl Altenburger, Ocala
Dr. AK Desai, St. Petersburg
Dr. Frank Farmer, Daytona Beach
State Representative Rene Garcia, Hialeah
Dr. Alan Mendelson, Hollywood
State Senator Durrell Peaden, Jr., Crestview
Dr. Steve West, Ft. Myers


North Florida Region
Dr. Virgil Berry, Starke
Dr. Robert Brooks, Tallahassee
Dr. Coy Irvin, Gulf Breeze
Dr. Robert Ponte, Orange Park
Dr. Lewis Walker, Jacksonville
Dr. Steve Zieman, Gulf Breeze

Central Florida Region
Dr. Charles Clark, Hernando
Dr. Richard Dunn, Maitland
Dr. Gerri Ferris, Orlando
Dr. Lennard Greenbaum, Orlando
Dr. Danny Jazarevik, Ft. Pierce
Dr. Rick Lentz, Daytona Beach
Dr. Ivan Rivera, Kissimmee

Tampa Bay Region
Dr. Dennis Agliano, Tampa
Dr. Nolan Allen, Clearwater
Dr. Si Azar, Hudson
Dr. Fred Bearison, Tampa
Dr. Jayendra Choksi, Tampa
Dr. Allan Escher, Wesley Chapel
Dr. Miguel Fana, St. Petersburg
Dr. Greg Henderson, Brandon
Dr. Dan Lorch, Brandon
Dr. Frederick McFall, St. Petersburg
Dr. Alberto Montalvo, Bradenton
Dr. Ralph Nobo, Bartow
Dr. Daniel Ross, Tampa
Dr. Jim Rowsey, Clearwater
Dr. Sergio Seoane, Lakeland
Dr. Larry Taylor, Brandon
Dr. Leonides Teves, Bradenton
Dr. George Thomas, Bradenton
Dr. Rachavendra Vijayanger, Tampa
Dr. James Whitman, Longboat Key

Southwest Florida Region
Dr. E.W. Akins, Naples
Dr. Pamela Crane, Naples
Dr. Derrill Heiland, Naples
Dr. Alex Krischanowski , Naples
Dr. Mark Liberman, Naples
Dr. Lee Light, Naples
Dr. Stephen Schwartz, Naples
Dr. Frank Schwerin, Vero Beach
Dr. Mark C. Williams, Ft. Myers

South Florida Region
Dr. Debra Anzalone, Lighthouse Point
Dr. Fanancy Anzalone, Lighthouse Point
Dr. Sam Bierstock, Boca Raton
Dr. Robert Cline, Lighthouse Point
Dr. Raul Cuadrado, Lighthouse Point
Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, Ft. Lauderdale
Dr. Alberto Hernandez, Miami
Dr. Onelia Lage, Miami
Dr. Peter Lamelas, West Palm Beach
Dr. Sandra Mensonides, N. Fort Myers
Dr. Shaun Patel, Miami
Dr. Marion Thorpe, Miami
Dr. Maureen Whelihan, West Palm Beach


[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:55am]


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