Doctor To Open Practice Devoted Solely To Helping Patients End Life On Own Terms
Dr. Lonny Shavelson wants to make sure, when the End of Life Option Act goes into effect on Thursday, that those who are seeking help can find it. "There will be a larger demand from patients who want to consider physician aid-in-dying than there are physicians who will be willing to work with them on it," he says.
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Bay Area Physician Opens Right-To-Die Practice
When California's new right-to-die law finally goes into effect Thursday, Dr. Lonny Shavelson will be ready to consult with patients about their final plans. The Berkeley-based doctor has opened what may be the only specialized medical practice in the Bay Area, and possibly the entire state, focused solely on patients considering using the End of Life Option Act. (Seipel, 6/6)