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Scripps Physician Throws 100-year-old Patient Birthday Party

Union-Tribune, Coast News cover surprise birthday party

Dr. Zane, Scripps Coastal Carslbad

Russell Zane, MD, family medicine Scripps Coastal Medical Center Carlsbad and Sarah Kurtz ,who recently turned 100.

Union-Tribune, Coast News cover surprise birthday party

Russell Zane, MD, a family medicine specialist at Scripps Coastal Medical Center Carlsbad, last year promised Sarah Kurtz that he would do something special for her when she turned 100. He did. He threw her a birthday party in his office recently, right after giving his centenarian patient a clean bill of health. The San Diego Union-Tribune and the Coast News covered the story.

Read the story in the San Diego Union-Tribune (subscription): Doctor Makes Good on Promise to 100-year-old Patient.

Read the story in the Coast News: Celebrating 100.

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