Good Sports, Bad Religion

Letters from the week of October 17, 2002

So the last word on Dr. Teodori is this: Bravo, Dr. Teodori, for having the moral fiber to care more about your patients than the money.

Tom Carlin

Pediatric perspective: I would like to compliment you on your recent article in New Times about pediatric cardiology, and about Dr. Teodori specifically. Having previously trained in pediatric cardiology, and having been a pediatrician in this community for the last 14 years, on the staff at both Phoenix Children's and St. Joseph's hospitals, I feel that I have a unique perspective in this area and was surprised and delighted to see what a comprehensive picture you were able to portray of both the warmth and expertise of Dr. Teodori, and of the status of pediatric heart care in the Phoenix area.

There is no question that Phoenix Children's Hospital, with its Children's Heart Center, has the equipment and the people to make it the best place for the care of these precious infants, children and teenagers. We are all praying for Dr. Teodori's continued recovery so he can take his rightful place as the captain of this Ship of Hope.

Thank you again for all of the work you have done over the past several months researching this article. It is such a pleasure to read accurate and comprehensive journalistic reporting.

Richard J. Leonard, M.D.
President of the Medical Staff of Phoenix Children's Hospital

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