There’s a new Hospice House on the eastside Maltz Hospice House and Palliative Care Pavilion From Patient to Partnership pproximately 20 years ago, Shira Lazebnik went to see Dr. Ira Weiss in his Beachwood office for orthodontic treatment. As a 10-year-old Beachwood Middle School student, Shira seemed like a sweet, intelligent girl. Dr. Weiss reminisced back to the days when Shira was a patient, and told us he’s always recognized that orthodontics has been a perfect match for him. “I really enjoy getting to know my patients,” he said. “In addition to making them look more beautiful, I try to make them feel beautiful inside by creating a positive experience that lets them be themselves and like themselves.” He humbly added, “I have been told many times that I have changed patients’ lives by increasing their self-esteem.” Shira was one of those patients. She told us that after seeing the transformation she underwent while under Dr. Weiss’s care, she decided she wanted to do the same for others. Shira and Dr. Weiss kept in touch over the years. She stopped at his office to share her accomplishments, including when she was accepted to dental school, when she finished her general practice residency, and when she was accepted to orthodontic school. Today, after 13 years of schooling, Dr. Shira Tor, now married, is an orthodontist. About three years ago, Dr. Weiss and Dr. Tor began talking seriously about her joining the practice. Dr. Weiss said, “Sometimes in life you meet someone who says you have changed their life, while in reality, they change your life, too.” Today, with extreme pleasure, Dr. Weiss introduces Dr. Tor to the community of Northeast Ohio. One of Cleveland’s own has come home. To learn more, visit A • On Montefiore’s Beachwood campus • Beautiful living and dining areas for the entire family • Dedicated entrance and parking Hospice care also available in your home Call Diane Korman our hospice director for a visit at 216.910.2650 One David N. Myers Parkway, off Cedar Road Montefiore A Caring Community 10 Beachwood Buzz n November 2014