Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Doctors Must Be Involved, Medical Group Head Says

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Doctors Must Be Involved, Medical Group Head Says

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The new president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society says he wants the group's 2,400 members to be more active in setting health-care policy and increasing community involvement.

"Physicians must ask how many people have I helped, not how much money I made today," Dr. John T. Anstey said Saturday night at the Society's annual meeting at its headquarters, 3839 Lindell Boulevard. The group is the largest local physicians organization.

Anstey, 46, recently resigned as head of obstetrics and gynecology at Missouri Baptist Medical Center to devote more time to the society. He is married, has five children and is in private practice with his father, Dr. George C. Anstey, and Dr. Fred Monterubio Jr.

Anstey said a survey last year showed the group's members were concerned about health-care reform for Missouri, graduate medical education and physician liability.

He said the area's hospitals, insurance companies, medical supply firms, doctors and nurses "have a responsibility as health-care providers to become what I would like to call the Civic Progress of Health Care. …

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