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Thursday
Nov182010

Dr. Steven Knope Joins Freelance MDs Physician Writers

The physician community Freelance MD today announced the addition of Dr. Steven Knope to its growing team of contributing physician writers.

"We're excited to have Dr. Knope on board" said Dr. Gregroy Bledsoe, one of Freelance MDs Founders. "Dr. knope's expertise and depth of knowledge around Concierge Medicine and direct pay patient care gives use a point of view that we know our physician readers will find valuable."

Dr. Knope has received local and national media attention for his work as an uncompromising patient advocate and opponent of the HMO industry. He has been covered in the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, Arizona Daily Star, Money magazine and The Wall Street Journal. In his fight against a local HMO, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and inventor of the cardiac defibrillator, Dr. Bernard Lown, praised Knope as “courageous” and “deeply principled.”

About Dr. Steven Knope
Dr. Knope is a board-certified internist and sports medicine expert. He completed his premedical studies at Columbia University and graduated with honors in internal medicine from Cornell University Medical College in 1988. He completed his residency training at UCLA, where he was awarded the first Sherman Melinkoff Teacher of the Year Award. He has served as Chief of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Director of the ICU in the Carondelet system in Tucson, Arizona. He is a pioneer in the field of concierge medicine, opening one of the first concierge practices in America in December 2000. He authored the first book on concierge medicine entitled, Concierge Medicine; A New System to Get the Best Healthcare (Praeger, 2008).

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