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In Praise of the Cognitive Specialist

Rachel Sorokin, MD
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From Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Requests for Single Reprints: Rachel Sorokin, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 111 South 11th Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19107; e-mail, rachel.sorokin@jefferson.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2011;154(1):70-71. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-154-1-201101040-00014
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My father's diabetologist saved his life, although few credit her with the rescue. Most honor the 2 cardiothoracic surgeons, the many cardiologists, the nephrologist, or the pulmonologist. But those physicians intervened in crises. This wonderful diabetologist orchestrated the 10 000 days that constituted nearly half of my father's lifetime.





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