Stephen Ong’s New Book Provides Roadmap to Impact Society Positively

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“A Gift to Others” helps readers attain their fair share of blessings from God through real and insightful stories that will profoundly touch and move them.

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From debut author Stephen Ong comes A Gift to Others, an enlightening guide about how to live life fully at the same time as helping and touching other people’s lives. Replete with expansive insights and words of wisdom, this book explores human compassion and kindness that stems from the Heavenly Father. From dealing with relationships, family, work and blessing, Ong coaches readers of how to live a life with purpose and become active and positive participants of society by opening up and learning to share the self to others.

Drawing together ideas from family, friends and colleagues, Ong began to realize the multitude of blessings bestowed upon him and his family. He decided to list all the blessings he can recall starting with the gift of life and followed by the various gifts he gained throughout his education, profession, social interaction and relationships. Looking back, he recognized the one true source of all these gifts: God. Now, with a sense of appreciation and gratitude from knowing how fortunate he truly is, he wants to impart all the blessings to others by sharing his personal philosophy of how giving and receiving gifts can build relationships and return multifold to the giver.

An excerpt from A Gift to Others, taken from the foreword written by Dr. Ray Pritchard:

“As you read the stories from the book, you will discover what it means to view your life as a gift from God meant to be shared with others. It will show readers how to live by providing inspiration and practical help to make your life a gift to others.”

Illuminating and touching all at once, Ong’s work is certain to give pause to all its readers as they contemplate upon their lives and how they have made an impact to others. Written in a style that everyone can understand, enjoy and relate, A Gift to Others sheds light on living a life of positivity, sensitivity and love.

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About the Author
Dr. Stephen Ong is currently the Medical Director and a family physician at Healthcare of Greater Washington, a multi-specialty medical practice located in Oxon Hill, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C. He founded the practice in 1979 as Ong Medical Center. In 1995, Doctors Corporation of America purchased the practice, and Dr. Ong remained as the Medical Director. In 1999, the original group of providers from Ong Medical Center re-purchased the practice for a much lower price. Dr. Ong has been instrumental in organizing and delivering healthcare through a comprehensive outpatient facility. Now called Healthcare of Greater Washington, the practice, which began with a single physician, now includes five full-time primary care providers and several part-time specialists.

In addition, Dr. Ong is the Research Director and Principal Investigator of MD Medical Research at the same location in Oxon Hill. The center started in 1995 with the first trial of the largest high blood pressure study initiated by National Institutes of Health (NIH). MD Medical Research is currently involved in several Phase II/III clinical trials covering cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, lung problems, arthritis and other health issues.

Born in Indonesia of Chinese descent, Dr. Ong pursued further education at University of the East in the Philippines, where he obtained a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1970. He then came to the United States to obtain a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Loma Linda University in California. He is licensed to practice medicine in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and California. Earlier in his career, he taught medical students from Georgetown University in D.C. as well as nurse practitioner students from George Mason University in Virginia. He has co-authored several articles published in medical and scientific journals.

Stephen Ong and his family have been attending Barcroft Bible Church in Fairfax, Virginia, since 1979. He has served on the church financial committee, as head usher and as a member of the "Men's Tet" singing group. He and his wife, Sharon, reside in McLean, Virginia. They have four children and three grandchildren. In addition, he has been serving as a member of the Board of Directors at Washington Bible College/Capitol Bible Seminary in Lanham, Maryland.

A Gift to Others * by Stephen Ong, M.D.
Will Your Life be a Gift to Others?
Publication Date: July 31, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 162 pages; 978-1-4836-7155-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 162 pages; 978-1-4836-7156-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-7157-4

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