Healthcare in the United States will soon be institutional. This deeply concerns me as it threatens the healing power of the doctor/patient liaison. In my small way I am dedicated to it's preservation.
Dr. Craig Aronchick
After practicing gastroenterology for 3 decades at the Pennsylvania Hospital what has become increasingly apparent is that the major university centers are positioning themselves to become a force to deal with when negotiating with insurance companies. This is certainly understandable given the unpredictable path of healthcare in the United States.
However, what is eminently clear is that for this to happen the doctors of the next several decades will become employees of these major healthcare conglomerates. I am concerned that this phenomenon will have a significantly negative impact on the doctor patient relationship resulting in further straining of an already stressed environment. Further and more importantly the changes in a doctor's orientation that will inevitably become apparent with employment may even affect patient outcomes, the very issue we are focused on improving.

I believe that preserving the doctor patient relationship is central to healing and health ,and have decided not to become an employee of the major healthcare systems. The mission of Aronchick Gastroenterology Inc. is to provide expert care through highly skilled endoscopic techniques, accurate diagnostic capabilities and experienced therapeutic modalities developed through 3 decades of practice, all of this in an environment of personalized attention.

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  • Muhlenberg College, 1970-1974, BS in Natural Sciences.
  • Temple University School of Medicine,1974-78, MD.
  • Temple University Hospital, 1978-1981, Resident in Internal Medicine
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1981-1984, Fellow in Gastroenterology
  • Pennsylvania Hospital, 1984 to present.
  • Head Endoscopy Unit 1984 - 2003.
  • Best Doctors in America 1995 to present.
  • Top Doctors Philadelphia Magazine, 1993 to present.
  • Inventor of Osmoprep, 1992, tablet purgative for colonoscopy
  • Founder of the Downes/Aronchick Fund at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.
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