Viraj Shroff-Mehta, MD Article on Dermatologic Drugs

Rising prescription costs have become an obstacle to patient care. We are honored to have our own SSDP's Dr. Viraj Shroff-Mehta featured in Practical Dermatology's 2018 year end issue! Thanks to Bonnie Darves, healthcare writer and editor, for covering this critical and timely topic of rising drug costs. Read on to see the concerns that dermatologists have about their patients' access to essential prescription medications.

VSM Article on Dermatologic Drugs

Ed Cunningham in the SSDP Gallery

I started drawing in elementary school. When I was young I found the vivid colors of my tropical fish fascinating. As I grew older the bright uniforms of sports teams added to my interest in color. Then I discovered the brilliant shades of various birds and flowers. The Disney cartoons filled my head with even more variations, and I noticed how the intensity of the colors livened up the action in Disney’s stories.

When I came back from Korea, in my early twenties, the G.I. Bill offered a free education. I grabbed at the chance to go to art school, and enrolled in Mass College of Art in Boston.The professors liked my work and encouraged me.I decided to become a high school art teacher and football coach.Interesting combination! In my mid-thirties, I became the Arts and Crafts director for a summer camp in Maine.

I retired from teaching at 65, but continued coaching for ten more years. Two years ago, at age 85, after fifty years of work at the summer camp, I finally retired completely. However, I’m presently exploring a position teaching art to mentally delayed people at a local school.

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