How's the Ole' Ticker?
Sunday, September 26 2004 @ 11:50 pm EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
To get to the heart of the matter, if your ticker stops ticking, you're just about hosed. While there are lot's of great cardiologists in Panama City, one has floated to the top of the stack as the best choice. Allow me to introduce Dr. Jorge Motta (nod and smile, Jorge...) Dr. Jorge Motta is bilingual, and an excellent cardiologist. Why do we like him so much? He's a good guy, a great doctor. I personally use him, have been satisfied and impressed with him, and want to pass it along to you all. He is NOT a paying sponsor, and is not giving us a dime to post this information about him here (so a big, fat rasberry on the whole "conflict of interest" angle). Here's a little clip of his bio:
Jorge Motta,MD,FACP graduate of Yale University, where he not only obtained his medical degree but also a public health degree. He then went to Stanford University where he completed his internal medicine and cardiology training and furthered his studies in nuclear medicine. Dr. Motta later returned to Panama, where he was appointed cardiologist at Gorgas Hospital, an AMA-approved hospital in the Canal Zone. He had a very succesful career here and was promoted to Chief Cardiologist. He held this position until the hospital ceased operating in 1999, due to the U.S. military withdrawal from Panama.
Dr. Motta was Governor of the ACP Central American region from 1992-1996. During his tenure, he created what is now the norm for all regional meetings in Panama. He brought the conference out of the local Social Security Hospital and moved it to a hotel, which enabled the conference to grow by making it available to more physicians in the area. By the end of his term, the attendance rate of the conference had doubled. Due to the larger space for the conference, he was able to have more speakers, simultaneous translations in Spanish, and for the first time, all participants were given a complete handout of session topics. All of these changes brought an increase in the chapter's revenue, which increased the chapter's reserves.
Dr. Motta received the Laureate Award in 2003.
The phone number for Dr. Motta's office is 269-0566. You can visit their web page by going to:
And, you can check out Dr. Motta's complete bio here: