One of the world's oldest physicians is closing his office

At the ripe age of 96, Raymond Grandon, MD, decided it is finally time to wind down his 70-year medical career.

Dr. Grandon, a Carlisle, Pa., native, graduated in 1945 from Philadelphia-based Jefferson Medical College, according to Penn Live. At the end of the year, he plans to close his office in Harrisburg, Pa., where he was worked since 1950.

Dr. Grandon has kept a full schedule and has been very active throughout his career, according to the report. An internal medicine physician who specializes in heart disease, Dr. Grandon organized the first televised heart surgery in the 1950s, has served as president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and taught many physicians and nurses, according to the report.

"I never wanted to retire," Dr. Grandon said, according to the report. "I like people and I keep up on the latest in medicine."

Dr. Grandon's practice, in many ways, is beginning to show the signs of time. In-wall intercoms still adorn the walls and he has not transitioned to EHRs, according to the report. But as part of this, Dr. Grandon routinely spends ample time with patients — usually about 30 minutes, according to the report.

"He knows everything about them," his office manager, Michele Underkoffler, told Penn Live. "I think a lot of patients are going to have a hard time with that when they go somewhere else."


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