The October 1989 AAP News presented at very informative article about Dr. Michael Ruhlen's hospital-only practice. A follow-up letter by Donald Shifrin, M.D., FAAP, in Second Opinion chastises Mike for his commentary.

Well, Dr. Shifrin, I disagree with you. Yes, Mike did leave his "old" practice — and he left his "old" partners, including myself who has done the acute hospital work, attending deliveries, etc., besides my busy office for 30 years. I was tickled to death that Mike would take over the hospital emergencies and I could stay in my office that I love.

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