‘Island Practice’ tells the amazing and intriguing story of a Nantucket surgeon

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Tim Lepore, MD, Nantucket’s only surgeon, sends his patients requiring the care of a trauma center to Boston Medical Center.  “BMC is my all-time favorite referral hospital. Easy to access and great patient care,” he said recently.  While some of his patients are transferred off the island for further care, most remain on the island in his capable hands.  Pam Belluck, New York Times reporter tells the intriguing story of Dr. Lepore’s island practice that runs the gambit of emotions; from hilarious to saddening, and from troubling to inspiring.  This non-fiction novel “gives readers an inside look at the peculiar challenges of health care on the island while reflecting on those that all communities face.”  It is “the spirited, true story of a colorful, contrarian doctor on the world-famous island of Nantucket. Thirty miles out to sea, in a strikingly offbeat place known for wealthy summer people but also home to independent-minded, idiosyncratic year-rounders…” Dr. Lepore is not only a surgeon but also the head of Medicine at the hospital, high-school football team doctor, tick-disease expert, and school committee member among many other things.  He knows his patients and they all know him – something that is often lost in today’s health care environment.  This is a great, unique summer read that appeals to audiences far and wide.  For more information visit the novel’s homepage: http://www.islandpracticebook.com/

 

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Courtesy of:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2012/06/03/island-practice-traces-life-and-career-nantucket-physician/E2VuEyF2EU22MRLu1zyfrI/story.html?s_campaign=sm_tw

http://www.boston.com/whitecoatnotes/2012/05/31/book-profiles-nantucket-surgeon-contrarian-central-island-life/0ogT3WjYvPbe1glc5rEuZO/story.html

http://www.islandpracticebook.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/12/us/12nantucket.html

 

 

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