Helps To Save Man’s Life
At ‘Night Out’ Against Crime’
By Paula Katinas
No one had to ask, “Is there a doctor in the house?” when a man had a seizure and fell to the ground in Shore Road Park during the “Night Out Against Crime” event on Aug. 7.
“Doctor Mike” came to the rescue!
Mike Szczepanski, a foot doctor who is affectionately known by Bay Ridgeites as “Doctor Mike,” was right there to assist police as they helped the man in the crowded park that night.
“We made sure his air passage was open so that he could breathe,” Szczepanski said.
The man, who is in his 40s, had a seizure while standing near the park’s 79th Street entrance at around 8 p.m. The “Night Out” event, featuring a concert, rides for kids, a barbeque, and a meet-and-greet with local cops, was in full swing at the time. read more