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4th Annual Physicians Talent Showcase

Dr. John Fernandez, rock singer and guitarist (Photos by Tracey Benson)
West Palm Beach, FL –  The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation (KPMF) today announced the roster of medical performers in the 4th annual PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE (PTS), that will be held at The Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:30 pm.
The performing physicians are affiliated with 15 local hospitals and medical institutions, including five from Jupiter Medical Center, four with Wellington Regional Medical Center and two each from JFK Medical Center and West Palm Hospital.
Among the talented doctors booked to perform are:
Dr. Millard Brooks is an Anesthesiologist from Naples, who is associated with Naples Community Hospital, North Collier Hospital and Naples Day Surgery. Making his PTS debut, Dr. Brooks is an audience-wowing magician and comedian.
Dr. John Fernandez from Stuart is affiliated with Emergency Medicine at Sebastian River Medical Center.  A rock singer and guitarist, Dr. Fernandez also performed in PTS in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Dr. Kenneth Fuquay from West Palm Beach is affiliated with the Pulmonology Departments at both the Jupiter Medical Center and the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.  Another three-time PTS veteran, Dr. Fuquay plays the classical guitar.
Dr. Peggy Hunter is a resident of Boca Raton associated with both PBC Dermatology and the JFK Medical Center.  A classical pianist, this will be Dr. Hunter’s second PTS appearance
Dr. Gordon Johnson is a retired Pathologist and former Chief of Staff of Wellington Regional Medical Center where he presently is serving on the Board. Dr. Johnson will be returning as a PTS emcee.
Dr. Jill Rodila from Palm Beach Gardens is an Ophthalmologist associated with the Jupiter Medical Center. A talented harpist, she will be playing during the pre-concert sponsor party.
Dr. Lyda Rodriguez is a Pediatrician affiliated with both St. Mary’s Hospital and the Jupiter Medical Center. A resident of West Palm Beach, Dr. Rodriguez is a ballroom dancer who made her debut in last year’s PTS.
Dr. Thomas Rowe is in General Surgery and Chief of Staff at Jupiter Medical Center.  Another four-time PTS performer, Dr. Rowe plays the bass guitar.
Dr. Robin Shecter of Wellington is affiliated with both the Wellington Regional Medical Center and West Palm Hospital. A gifted vocalist, Dr. Shecter sang in the three previous PTS.
Dr. Robin Sykes is a Plastic Surgeon at both Jupiter Plastic Surgery and the Jupiter Medical Center.  A talented flautist, Dr. Sykes also performed in the last two PTS.
Dr. Richard Wayne is an Anesthesiologist with Comprehensive Pain Management and West Palm Hospital.  He is a comedian and a three-time PTS performer.
Dr. Maureen Whelihan is in Obstetrics/Gynecology and is affiliated with Elite GYN Care of the Palm Beaches and Wellington Regional Medical Center.  Dr. Whelihan participated in all three previous PTS and will once again serve as emcee this August.


Dr. Jack Zeltzer of Lake Worth is a Vascular Surgeon associated with Palm Beach Surgical Associates, Palms West Hospital, Wellington Regional Medical Center and JFK Medical Center.   A past president of the Palm Beach County Medical Society and another four-time PTS performer, Dr. Zeltzer is a talented drummer.
The one non-medical doctor is Dr. Robin Arrigo, a concert pianist who earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami.
Tickets are $75 each (tax deductible) and can be purchased by calling Complete Ticket Solutions at866.449.2489. Profit raised from this year’s PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE will enable KPMF to expand its music education programs for children in need.
“We are still looking for sponsors for the next PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE, and interested individuals and companies are encouraged to call me directly at 561.748.0036,” she adds.
About the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation:
KPMF is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the gift of music to children and seniors. “We are passionate about music being a part of every child’s life and the Foundation provides performance opportunities so young artists can share their talents with others,” says founder Kathi Kretzer.
In addition to awarding scholarships for music lessons and donating more than 25 pianos to disadvantaged children and local nonprofit organizations, KPMF’s popular programs include:
+ The Kretzer Kids, gifted young people who perform 48 concerts every year in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and children’s hospitals.

+  The Music for the Mind concert series presented the third Tuesday of every month at CityPlace in West Palm Beach.

+ The headline-grabbing Keys to the Cities campaign that placed 18 whimsically painted pianos in public spots from Jupiter to Delray Beach (and winner of the 2014 Bernays Award for Best Special Event from the Gold Coast PR Council).

+  The annual PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE featuring 20 talented medical doctors that is presented each August and raises much-needed funds for local children’s charities and music education.