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Barbara Fister Medstar Television

Barbara Fister, media researcher / producer
Medstar Television
(610) 395-1300 x238

Barbara Fister compiles and edits research for Medstar, which specializes in medical news and health information. Her reports often feature leading medical experts who discuss research, diagnoses, treatments and clinical trials. Fister prefers press releases that tell a personal story, such as how a treatment has affected a particular patient or how a clinical trial may affect future patients. “All of our stories are patient-oriented,” she says. “Although we interview both a doctor and a patient, we are telling the patient’s story.”

Pitch her by e-mail; do not include high-resolution images. Send story ideas at least two weeks in advance. Fister does NOT appreciate when PR persons call repeatedly to make the same pitch.

Medstar Television provides health and medical programming to major U.S. networks, including Discovery Channel, HBO and The Learning Channel; regional cable networks; and international programmers.

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