Missed Opportunity
I read with interest your recent article on Top Doctors(August 2009). My specialty, interventional radiology, was not represented. Interventional radiology is a rapidly growing specialty that focuses on image–guided, minimally invasive procedures. We evaluate and treat patients for a wide variety of vascular and nonvascular diseases, including strokes, intracranial aneurysms, and peripheral vascular disease (i.e., pain with walking).

In view of the recent explosion of advanced imaging, interventional techniques, and new devices that allow traditional, open surgical procedures to be replaced by minimally invasive procedures, it is very important for the public to be aware of interventional radiology. The procedures are generally performed on an outpatient basis, with no incision, and essentially no recovery period.
David H. Robinson
Seattle

Bedside Manner
When my dad—a transplant from the East Coast—was living in Wallingford and was looking for a doctor, he happened upon Dr. Martin Cahn (" The Doctor Is In a Fix,” August 2009).

It was a great match. My father wanted a doctor who wouldn’t treat him like a number and Dr. Cahn didn’t seem put off by my father’s gruffness or eccentricities. (He liked to be called Mr. Griffin. He couldn’t stand the West Coast phenomenon of everyone being called by their first name.) Dr. Cahn also was a straight shooter. My father hated sugarcoated information.

When my father became ill and was undergoing hospice care, Dr. Cahn even did house calls. That was great, because I don’t know how I could have gotten my father down there in his weak condition.

I was so touched by this treatment I felt compelled to thank Dr. Cahn in my father’s obituary. Thanks for an article about a regular doc.
Leo Griffin
Seattle

Dawg Ball
To the five reasons why it is too soon to give up on UW football (" Give a Dawg a Bone ," Mudroom, September 2009), I would add: the Husky Marching Band, probably the real reason Steve Sarkisian left his assistant coaching job at USC. (He had to get away from the one song played by the Trojan Marching Band.) Husky Band always entertains visually and musically, regardless of the score. Their free indoor show in the UW’s Dempsey practice facility 90 minutes before kickoff is a dazzler. 

Ellyn Roe
Burien

Corrections
In the September issue’s list of wines under $50, we misspelled the winery name for the 2006 J. K. Carriere WV Pinot Noir. The August cover story on Northwest beaches incorrectly identified ­Bowman Bay’s location. It is on Fidalgo Island.

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