MEDICAL BOARD OF ADVISORS AND EDITORIAL TEAM
Bruce A. Epstein, MD
Dr. Epstein practiced pediatrics in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Seminole, Fla., from 1973
until his retirement in 1998. He is currently director of Pediatric Content for
Dr. Epstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the area media
representative for the Academy, and the Academy's legislative representative to
Congressman C. W. "Bill" Young. His weekly column "The Doctor's
Office" has appeared in the St. Petersburg Times since 1992. He serves as a member of
the board of trustees of All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. Dr. Epstein
devotes most of his "free time" working with his wife at the Florida Holocaust
Museum, a St. Petersburg, Fla., museum dedicated to teaching the dangers of prejudice,
discrimination and bigotry through the lesson of the Holocaust. They have three grown
children and seven grandchildren.
F. Lane France, MD
Dr. France practiced pediatrics in Tampa, Fla., for 27 years with Tampa Bay Pediatrics.
During that time he was an assistant and then associate clinical professor of Pediatrics
at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Fla. He has been very
active in professional associations and community endeavors. Presently he serves on the
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) national committee of Practice and AmbulatoryMedicine. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the AAP Section on Home Health.
During the past few years he has also participated in AAP national work groups as well as
being a strong advocate for children in his own community. In the past three years, Dr.
France has been active in bringing together a merger of five pediatric practices (28
pediatricians) which is now called Pediatric Health Care Alliance (PHCA). For the past two
years, he has served as medical director of PHCA while also serving as chief executive
officer of a pediatric medical services organization (Pediatric Health Alliance). He also
serves as medical director for KidsGrowth.com. He has three grown children and five