Premier Medical Associates Physician Troy Lyons selected to play role on new national PBS program Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Program to Air on September 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM

PITTSBURGH, PA– August 31, 2012 – Premier Medical Associates has announced that pediatrician Troy Lyons was selected and will appear in the national debut of the new television program Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, a new animated series from the Fred Rogers Company.  Debuting as part of the PBS Kids line up, the program that includes Dr. Lyons will air for the first time on September 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM and 2:00 p.m.

The series centers around a four-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original “Daniel Striped Tiger” on Mister Rogers Neighborhood.  The series features other children of the (now grown-up) characters from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.  Two 11-minute episodes are linked by a common social-emotional theme and uses musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark curriculum and music.  

“It is an incredible honor to have been selected to be part of this program, which carries on the legacy of Fred Rogers and has the ability to deeply impact so many children,” said Dr. Lyons.  Dr. Lyons plays herself in the segment which is designed to help young children feel comfortable and know what to expect when they visit their pediatrician.  In the segment, Dr. Lyons meets with a young patient and talks about her work as she examines him during a well visit.  

“Fred Rogers revolutionized children’s media with Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Daniel Tigers’ Neighborhood continues on this path of innovation, helping the next generation of young children learn and grow in new ways,” said Lesli Rotenberg, senior vice president, Children’s Media, PBS.  More information is available at www.pbskids.org/daniel

At Premier, Lyons is part of a team of pediatricians and physicians who are working to provide the highest quality service at the lowest cost, with a focus on bending the cost curve that is crippling the health care industry.   

About Premier Medical Associates

With a focus on building better care, Premier Medical Associates is the largest multi-specialty practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. In a healthcare environment of constant change, the physicians at Premier Medical Associates are committed to preventative care and creating value for every dollar a patient spends on healthcare.  Premier’s goal is to build a close, long-term relationship between patient and physician that will reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and lead to healthier lives. 

Formed in 1993, Premier Medical Associates has a team of over seventy physicians in ten convenient locations offering specialties that include: asthma/allergy/immunology, behavioral health, cardiology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general and breast surgery, hospitalists, internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, podiatry, radiology and sleep medicine.  For more information about our philosophy of healthcare, team of physicians and locations, please go to www.premiermedicalassociates.com or call 412-457-0060.