September 2015 – Dr. Tortland and his wife were personally invited by Fox News TV personality Dr. Keith Ablow to attend a private fundraising reception for Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson at Dr. Ablow’s home. Dr. Tortland had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Carson personally about some of the issues our country faces regarding health care. Dr. Carson addressed the gathering of about 50 people. He demonstrated a solid and intelligent grasp of the issues confronting our country, and he clearly, passionately and cogently articulated solid plans for addressing these issues. He was warm, funny, humble, but bold and obviously highly intelligent.