Physicians Take Part In Kretzer Benefit Showcase

Eighteen physicians — including some from the western communities — took part in Kretzer Piano’s “Physicians Talent Showcase” on Tuesday, Aug. 22 in the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace in West Palm Beach.

The 18 “rockin’ docs” lit up the stage with a Beatles medley to open the show. Among those participating in the showcase were dermatologist Dr. Marianne Carroll, neonatologist Dr. Marie Ambroise Thigpen, Dr. Robin Shecter, Stage Director Bruce Linser, internist Dr. Sara Ferrer; Dr. Robin Arrigo, Dr. Linda Johnson, ob/gyn Dr. Maureen Whelihan, pathologist Dr. Gordon Johnson, general surgeon Dr. Tom Rowe, Angelo Caruso, internist Dr. Andrew Moffitt, plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Abou-Sayed, veterinarian Dr. Xavier Garcia, Kretzer Piano Producer/Music Director Kathi Kretzer, oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Jeronimo Guzman, internist Dr. Lenny Sukienik, pulmonologist Dr. Kenneth Fuquay, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Weiner, Dr. John Fernandez, Palm Beach Medical Society President Dr. Jack Zeltzer and Vocal Director Craig Wich of the Craig Wich Performing Arts Studio.

Kretzer Piano of Jupiter presented “Physicians Talent Showcase” as part of its ongoing “Music for the Mind” concert series benefiting music education and children’s charities. This one benefited Adopt a Family of the Palm Beaches and raised close to $40,000 for Project Grow, for children ages 5 to 12 who live in the agency’s housing programs. Project Grow focuses on building social, emotional and educational skills for these formerly homeless children, and instills the self-confidence necessary for a healthy childhood.

Held on the third Tuesday of every month in the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace, the Music for the Mind concerts feature musical groups from Palm Beach County.

Beginning in 2002, Music for the Mind has provided 8,200 young musicians the opportunity to perform while raising over $240,000 to help keep music in locals schools and the community.

Kretzer Piano is located at 240 W. Indiantown Road in Jupiter. For more information, call (561) 748-0036 or visit Kretzer’s web site at


Above: Lee Sayler, Dr. Jack Zeltzer, Bruce Linser, Dr. Maureen Whelihan and Craig Wich.