Implementation & Impact of the Affordable Care Act
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Dr. Steven Z. Kussin
Dr. Steven Kussin practiced in Utica for almost 30 years as the founding and managing partner at Digestive Disease Medicine of Central New York.
His education was at Columbia College, The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Following training he was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian.
After a motor vehicle accident he devoted himself to his book, Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now, (Roman & Littlefield, August 2011). The book received a New York Times Review, a five star review on about.com and a starred review on Booklist. In December of 2011 the book was named a “Top 10 Health Title” for the year.
Dr. Kussin is the founder of the Shared Decision Center here in Central New York. He is devoting himself to helping patients who want more information or who are confused, or skeptical about the medical recommendations they receive.
Dr. Kussin appears regularly as the Medical Advocate on WFXV on Monday’s at 10pm. He appears periodically on WKTV as a medical expert. He is an invited expert and contributor to five medical websites. He blogs to an international following on MedicalAdvocate.com.
He spotted an uninhabited niche, positioned himself to fill it and, when he got that break, rode it for all it was worth. He will also sing tradition Yiddish music and do Kabbalistic magic at local Bar/Bat Mitzvot (not really).
Gail Myers joined the staff of New York StateWide Senior Action Council in April 2011, with the title of Special Projects Developer. StateWide is a membership organization with a 40 year history of improving the lives of seniors and their families. Gail has more than two decades experience working to improve health and human service programs. Immediately prior to joining the staff of StateWide, Gail was appointed by Governor Spitzer to serve as the Special Assistant for Community Affairs and Public Participation at the New York State Office for the Aging. In prior years, she was the political director for the Medical Society of the State of New York, the principal lobbyist for the New York State Nurses Association, and legislative assistant to the Chairman of the NYS Assembly Ways & Means Committee Chair.