April 18, 2011 17:40 ET

ReachMD "Voices from American Medicine" Series Features Unique Stories From Physicians Across the Country

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2011) - ReachMD, the award-winning network for professional medical news, information and continuing medical education (CME), premiers the new programming series "Voices from American Medicine," featuring physicians on the frontlines of medicine discussing their personal stories of triumph, tragedy, humanitarianism and innovation. "Voices from American Medicine" is produced in cooperation with the medical associations and societies from across America.

Beginning today, the first of these conversations airs on ReachMD XM 160 and on ReachMD's web and mobile platforms. The physician featured is Dr. Sidney Ontai, nominated by the Texas Medical Association. Ontai works in a rural environment, uses telemedicine to extend his medical care into remote areas, and still practices the art of the house call. Next week, Dr. Anne Brooks, who has devoted her entire life in practice to the underserved in the Mississippi Delta, is featured. The Mississippi State Medical Association nominated Dr. Brooks.

"There are physicians across the country contributing to the field of medicine and making outstanding contributions every single day," said Gary Epstein, C.E.O. of ReachMD, and the host of "Voices from American Medicine." "Our new series recognizes these physicians who share their captivating and inspirational stories, giving them a unique opportunity to speak to the entire healthcare community."

"Voices from American Medicine" and all of ReachMD's audio programming can be heard on XM Satellite Radio Channel 160. Healthcare professionals may also register and listen for free on or the MedicalRadio app for iPhone (and BlackBerry in late April, 2011).

To nominate a physician to be interviewed and featured on "Voices from American Medicine" contact the producer, Mr. Alex Epstein at

About ReachMD: ReachMD, headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., is a leading producer and distributor of advanced healthcare information and education for medical professionals, including free CME. ReachMD's live stream and on-demand audio programming is delivered via XM Satellite Radio Channel 160,, and the MedicalRadio iPhone app. In 2010, ReachMD was named the Best Healthcare Professional Media Brand by Medical Marketing & Media. For more information about ReachMD visit

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