Crozet, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013
Upon retiring from a busy 40 year medical career, Dr. Cohen sought out a mind stimulating activity. Writing books seemed like a good idea, but how to start? Especially since the only previous writing emanating from the author were patient medical reports. Fifteen years ago, at age 68, the “young” author sat down and started work on a medical murder mystery that had been incubating in his mind for many years prior to retirement. Four years of writing activity resulted in Brainstorm. Lo and behold, a publisher accepted the book, worked to publish it for many months—and declared bankruptcy. Welcome to the publishing world! Not dissuaded and fascinated by writing art and science, the next ten years saw many self-published print books pouring out of the author’s computer followed by 21 (so far) ebooks in multiple genres including: Historical Fiction (World War II and Jewish history), Historical Fiction (nuclear bomb development), Fiction (medical murder mysteries), Fiction (medical diagnostic puzzle), Non-Fiction (medical), Fiction (terrorism), History (terrorism), History (physics), Healthcare, Autobiography, Children Story Poems. The author will continue writing as long as the years permit.
Readers may find Dr. Cohen's books through his new website, cohenebooks.com.
A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Sheldon Cohen and his wife of 58 years, Betty Lou, are now retired in the rolling hills of Crozet, Virginia. The author practiced internal medicine for 40 years, served as a medical director of the Alexian Brother’s Medical Center in Northwest Suburban Chicago, and served as the medical director of two managed care organizations: Cigna Healthplan of Illinois and Humanicare Plus of Illinois. The author taught internal medicine and physical diagnosis to medical students from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and the Chicago Medical School. Recognizing the fact that busy physicians are pressed for time and thus often fail to capture a thorough medical history, the author perfected one of the first computerized medical history systems for private practice and wrote a paper on his experience with 1500 patients who utilized the system. This was one of the first efforts in promoting electronic health records, a work in progress to this day. Serving as a consultant for Joint Commission Resources of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the author did quality consultations at hospitals in the United States, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Copenhagen, Denmark, and served as a consultant to the Ministry of Health in Ukraine, assisting them in the development of a hospital accrediting body. The author stays busy with his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and writing books.
Sheldon Cohen M.D. FACP
1345 Stonegate Ct.
Crozet, Va 22932
434 823 5019
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