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Phoenix Physical Therapy Inc. Growing in Tri-County Area
Monday (Nov. 20, 2023) at 4 a.m.
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP PA – Leveraging more than 25 years of experience, Pittsburgh area-based Phoenix Physical Therapy Inc. continues to grow its locations across western Montgomery, eastern Berks, and northern Chester counties. The company recently opened a new office in Limerick, at 497 W. Ridge Pk. Ste. 2, and in October marked the first anniversary of its Pottstown office, at 1227 N. Charlotte St.
There’s now another office under construction in Pennsburg, in the Pennsburg Shopping Center at 414A Pottstown Ave. An opening date for that facility has yet to be announced.
The company describes itself as “a people-centric and care-focused organization” that employs more than 1,000 workers and operates more than 150 clinics in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Additional local offices are located in Gilbertsville, Royersford, Douglassville, Phoenixville, Harleysville, Elverson, and Exeter.
Helping to train new therapists
In a partnership announced late last year with Messiah University in Mechanicsburg PA, about 9 miles southwest of Harrisburg, a Phoenix Physical Therapy media release said the company also is working with university educators to “train and develop the next generation of licensed physical and occupational therapists, and certified athletic trainers.”
Rob Pepper, executive director of university partnerships and assistant to the president at Messiah University, called the opportunity “to collaborate with a leading national health care organization such as Phoenix” across the three health disciplines “a win for Messiah students and educators, and our local community.”
The partnership with Phoenix was made possible through the university’s Bridge Center for Continuing Education and its Office of University Partnerships.
Physical therapy photo from Getty Images on Unsplash Plus,
used by Travels With The Post under license
New Physician Joins Staff of ENT and Allergy Specialists
Monday (Nov. 13, 2023) at 5:07 a.m.
POTTSTOWN PA – Dr. Christopher D. Pool – a board-certified otolaryngologist, and fellowship-trained sinus and skull base surgeon – has joined the medical staff of ENT and Allergy Specialists. The practice, which specializes in ear, nose, and throat conditions that include allergies, operates three offices in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties.
Pool practices adult and pediatric otolaryngology. He maintains special interest in nasal obstruction, septal deviation, chronic sinusitis, recurrent or acute sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, related or other conditions, and their potential remedies. He sees current patients, and is accepting new ones, at the practice offices located in:
- Pottstown, at 5 S. Sunnybrook Rd. Ste. 300;
- Phoenixville, at 826 Main St. Ste. 201; and
- Bryn Mawr, at 825 Old Lancaster Rd. Ste. 300.
After completing his undergraduate degree at Yale University, and medical school at Mount Sinai Hospital, Pool completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He then went on to Kaiser Permanente to pursue a rhinology/sinus surgery fellowship. Pool is board-certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Pool’s “clinical training, knowledge, expertise, and superior surgical skills are a welcome addition” to the ENT and Allergy Specialists team, its President Dr. Brian Broker said.
“My goal,” Pool added, “is to educate individuals about the current, evidence-based treatment options that are available so that they are empowered to make the best decisions for their health.” For more information, call ENT and Allergy Specialists at 610-415-1100.
Pool photo provided to Travels With The Post by ENT and Allergy Specialists
Boyertown, Oley Valley Students Join Tower Health Internships
Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6:21 a.m.
WEST READING PA – High school students in the Boyertown and Oley Valley school districts are among 29 potential future medical professionals (at top) who were accepted this month into Reading Hospital’s high school internship program, according to hospital owner Tower Health.
Ten other Berks County districts also are participating in the program. Among the group, 26 students will participate in a full-year internship, Tower Health said, and three will participate during the spring semester. It did not identify the students by name.
The education program was expanded to all Berks County school districts during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Students toured the hospital on their first day in the program. They also met with hospital leaders P. Sue Perrotty, Tower Health president and CEO, and Dr. Charles F. Barbera, Reading Hospital president and CEO (above at right).
Barbera studied English and communications in college. “I wasn’t considering a career in healthcare until I completed an internship at a hospital,” he told the students. “These experiences are life changing,” he added.
Perrotty encouraged them to consider a career in healthcare, which can go in many different directions. “Hospitals are just like a city,” she explained. “We’re open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. We will never close. To be successful we need individuals in clinical roles, of course, but we also need finance, IT, marketing, facilities, human resources, and so many more.”
Photos provided to Travels With The Post by Tower Health