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107 A Pediatrician's Journey from Bill to Law - Dr. John Farell MD FAAP Journey

October 17, 2023 Dr. George Rogu, MD, MBA and Dr. Herb Bravo Season 2 Episode 35
The Pediatric Lounge, Where Pediatric Physicians Come to Share Their Stories and Success
107 A Pediatrician's Journey from Bill to Law - Dr. John Farell MD FAAP Journey
Show Notes

Dr. John is a member of The American Academy of Pediatrics, Fairfax County Medical Society, and The Medical Society of Virginia. A Northern Virginia native, Dr. John attended Hunters Woods Elementary and South Lakes High School in Reston. Changing from Botany in his third year of college, he moved toward the dynamic and rewarding field of Pediatrics, graduating from the College of William and Mary and A.O.A. (top 10% of class) from the University of Virginia Medical School. Completing his residency at The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. John was chosen to be Chief Resident for an additional year before returning to his hometown with his beautiful wife and three children. Dr. John has a son who suffers from asthma and allergies and is particularly interested in treating these issues. His children and the community consume Dr. John’s free time. His three boys’ participation in sports has led him to a second passion: sports medicine.  He has served as the sideline physician for the Freedom Eagles football team since 2007.  He is also one of the founding board members of the Dulles South Lacrosse League.  

After the Death by Suicide of his patient Brody, Dr. John worked together with the Virginia Chapter of The AAP, his state senator, and Brody's family to pass a bill into law that mandates school reporting of bullying within 24 hours in the Commonwealth of Virginia.    

This Episode is made possible by a generous grant from PCC  that makes the production of this podcast possible.   Physician Computer Company. PCC empowers independent pediatricians, streamlining daily operations and improving financial stability—a trusted pediatric partner for 40 years. Please visit their booth at NCE AAP DC 2023 and website:  https://info.pcc.com/consult

Pediatric Meltdown Podcast:  https://pediatricmeltdown.com/category/suicide-prevention/

Dr. Lia Gaggino on ASQ- Suicide: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pediatric-lounge/id1622652206?i=1000583996014


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