David Addley, DO Recognized as 2016 Philadelphia Living Legend
Philadelphia, PA (March 2, 2016): The Council of the City of Philadelphia recognized Cardiologist David Addley, DO of Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia as a 2016 Philadelphia Living Legend. As a part of the commemoration of Black History Month, Dr. Addley joins a prestigious group of Philadelphia’s African American dentists and physicians who have received this honor for the preservation of life, limb, health, healing and happiness.
Dr. Addley has served more than 14 years at the Cardiology department of Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia. Specializing in cardiovascular disease, his dedication to his patients and diverse experience in Philadelphia have benefited the area greatly. Dr. Addley graduated with honors from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The Philadelphia Living Legend celebrates Black History Month with origins that date back to 3000 BC when the first physician honored was an Egyptian man named Imhotep, a medical professor and author of numerous medical books. Imhotep has been credited with diagnosing and treating over 200 diseases including tuberculosis, gallstones and appendicitis. The Council of the City of Philadelphia remembers his work and continues to award those outstanding in the field such as Dr. Addley.