Dr. Steven Blake of Mt. Airy Ambulatory Endoscopy Center Donates $1M for Medical Scholarship
Steven Blake, MD, a gastroenterologist who practices at Mt. Airy Ambulatory Endoscopy Center, has donated $1 million to create a medical scholarship for African-American students at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report.
Dr. Blake said he works to counter the "negative stereotypes" and stigma often associated with colonoscopies. He has established the slogan "Scope for Hope" to represent his business and encourage others to care about colon health.
According to the report, Dr. Blake reaches out to the community about colonoscopies in a few ways. He sets up a booth at health fairs and holds educational seminars regularly throughout the county. He also hosts a weekly radio call-in show, where he features colon cancer survivors, patients and other healthcare providers discussing colon health.
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