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House Proceeding 01-15-09 on Jan 15th, 2009 :: 0:58:00 to 1:02:10
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Gus Bilirakis

0:57:53 to 0:58:13( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: dr. d. he was born in 1929 in tarpen springs, floda. it was a foreshadowing that he started off life in that tiny, 12-bed hospital. he started off his medical rear in 1961 at tarpen springs

Gus Bilirakis

0:58:00 to 1:02:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Gus Bilirakis

0:58:14 to 0:58:34( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: general hospital where he was one of three doctors on staff. he spent the next 47 years as a dedicated general practitioner there. he earned a pharmacy degree from the university of florida in 1951. prior to medical school he worked as a pharmacist as webb city in st. petersburg, florida.

Gus Bilirakis

0:58:35 to 0:58:56( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: he earned a medical degree from the university of miami in 195 . while at medical school he worked at walter reed army medical center and served his country in the army in the korean war. a proud member of the tarpen springs community he cared for

Gus Bilirakis

0:58:57 to 0:59:18( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: generations of tomorrowen residents, including the tarpen springs sponge industry. he started with his partner who remained with him for 47 years until his retirement. he opted not to hire nurses, prefering to spend as much time himself with each patient by

Gus Bilirakis

0:59:19 to 0:59:39( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: taking, for instance, each blood pressure reading himself. while he often ran late, having meaningful discussions wh his patients, i can attest to that, others were happy to wait their turn for him, knowing that they would be the subject of his extra care and attention.

Gus Bilirakis

0:59:40 to 1:00:01( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: dr. d. was always on call for his patients. day or not. he is known for making late night and weekend house calls. before going to bed each night, he wouldheck in on his patients at home or at the hospital. amazingly.

Gus Bilirakis

1:00:02 to 1:00:22( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: he never fled to treat a sick person and never asked if they had insurance. sometimes he was paid only with a hot meal or a greek pastry after a house call. as a matter of fact, he was a mentor to my brother, dr. manuel

Gus Bilirakis

1:00:23 to 1:00:46( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: bilirakis. in addition to his tireless dedication to his patients, dr. d has en an activist in his community, frequently speaking out on local, ste, and federal issues, on issues near and dear to his heart such as affordable health care, lower taxes, and improved train structure. he also -- infrastructure.

Gus Bilirakis

1:00:47 to 1:01:07( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: he also remained active in his church, st. nicholas greek orthodox church and various civic organizations. dr. d is a rare breed of physician and humanitarian. many describe him as an old-fashioned doctor, but his practice embodied all that was and is still good in medicine,

Gus Bilirakis

1:01:08 to 1:01:31( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the strength and importance of the relationsh between a primary care doctor and his or her patients. that tiny hospital where he was born and started his medical career was theame one he retired from this past september of 2008. now knn as helen ellis

Gus Bilirakis

1:01:32 to 1:01:53( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: memorial hospital has grown to a 168-bed facility with 356 staff physicians. a legacy of dr. d. madam speaker, i c only think of one word to describe dr. d, accios. thank you very much, madam speaker, i appreciate it, yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the

Gus Bilirakis

1:01:54 to 1:02:10( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: gentleman yields back. pursuant to clause 11 of rule 10, clause 11 of rule one, and the order of the house of january 6, 2009, the chair announces the speaker's appointment of the following member of the house to the permanent select committee on

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