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Beverly White Hurd

June 8, 1952 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 66)

Dr. Beverly White Hurd died at 66.  Medical Doctor, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, World Traveler, and Book Lover.  Beverly White Hurd, MD, died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 4, at her residence in Cape Coral, FL  She was 66. Born June 8, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of Water Thomas and Margaret Ann (Rusk) White.  She was the granddaughter of Professor Ralph Leslie Rusk. Beverly earned a BA in biology, cum laude, from Barnard College of Columbia University, in 1974 and an MD from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1978. She was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1983.  Her professional activities and societies included memberships in the ACP, AMA, Women’s Medical Association, Barnard Business Professional Woman, and Phi Delta Epsilon. Dr. Hurd maintained an internal medicine private practice in NYC, with staff privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital, from 1984 to 2016. She was recognized with numerous medical awards, most importantly for Patient’s Choice and Compassionate Doctor.  She had a wise and sincere authenticity that was reassuring to her patients when it came to preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases. In 2016 she began a new chapter with All Care Medical Consultants, Clearwater, FL, and subsequently in 2018 with Lee Health, Cape Coral. Dr. Hurd deeply missed New York City and her many loyal and gracious patients. Her patients missed her, as evidenced by the high ratings she received year-after-year for her dedicated, personalized healthcare. When not attending to patients, Dr. Hurd embraced her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, as well as sister and aunt. Her mantra, “see the world while you can,” was shaped at an early age. She tested out of senior year high school classes, save English. She completed this requirement while undertaking a round-the-world trip with her sister Marian by writing articles of her adventures for The Brattleboro Reformer. Her continued life-long travels always included museums and local restaurants. Dr. Hurd enjoyed the outdoors and took on biking the coast of Maine, hiking the White Mountains, skiing in New England, and snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean. Dr. Hurd also was an avid reader. Reading influenced and informed her understanding of the diverse world around her. Beyond fiction and non-fiction writing, she consumed national and local news through print, NPR, and PBS. The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour was her Friday treat for relaxing. Her broad interests and wide reading affirmed what she cared about the most: family, friends, and patients. Dr. Hurd is survived by her husband, Charlie and son Charles. Also surviving are her siblings, Marian, Ellen, Sylvia, and Thomas, granddaughter Hollis and daughter-in-law Jordan. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Riverside Church, NYC. She will be interred in the Riverside Church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research.

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