At Gables Medical Billing we are fans of the doctors that have championed and invented treatments for things we don’t even think about anymore. We celebrate our medical partners every day by joining them in the trenches of their revenue cycle management. We’d like to take a moment to share with you a few medical pioneers that always bring us inspiration, and help us push forward into our day, with the knowledge that our predecessors were brilliant.
One such doctor of note is Elizabeth Blackwell. Doctor Blackwell became the first female physician in the United States, she graduated first in her class, though she faced many obstacles and discrimination. She was also shunned by local townsfolk for shirking her traditional role as a woman, in favor of staying true to her calling of helping others within her role as a doctor. She went on to open the Women’s Medical College of the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children. She was also a founding member of the National Health Society, in London, England. She fought to bring equality for women in the medical field. Another amazing doctor is Daniel Hale Williams. As an African American Doctor, Dr. Williams faced racial tensions and hardships. He faced all of those adversities while also becoming the first successful open-heart surgeon. He also founded the first non-segregated hospital in the US, becoming what is now known as the Provident Hospital of Cook County. The hospital was also the first medical facility to be owned and managed by an African American. We wouldn’t have gotten as far as we have without our pediatricians, none more pioneering than Helen Brooke Taussig, from Cambridge Massachusetts. Dr. Taussig is widely considered the founder of pediatric cardiology, she also pioneered the concept for the Blalock-Thomas-Taussig shunt procedure which prolonged the survival of babies born with the tetralogy of Fallot. The tetralogy of Fallot was considered one of the main causes for “blue baby syndrome”, which was usually relative to low, or poor, oxygen levels in babies’ bloodstreams. Dr. Taussig was the first female president of the American College of Cardiology. Our last doctor of not is Edward Jenner, who is widely considered the father of vaccinations. In the peak of smallpox Dr. Jenner, a physician, and scientist, called the father of immunology, developed the vaccine for it. His work is said to have saved more lives than any other human being. At its height smallpox was said to be responsible for the death of between 10 and 20% of the world’s population.
In 1979, smallpox was declared eradicated by the World Health Organization. We’re proud of these doctors and all of our amazing partners who are constantly working with their patients to solve their medical needs. If you’d like to have Gables Medical Billing partner with you to make your revenue cycle management run more smoothly and seamlessly, reach out to us to deal with insurers and follow-ups.
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