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Bedside manner: CHoR providers are top notch
November 25, 2019
Bedside manner: CHoR providers are top notch

    CHoR doctors have the best bedside manner

    When it comes to caring for kids and families, our doctors understand the perfect combination of clinical expertise and a compassionate approach.

    Thirty-one CHoR docs were recognized across 21 categories when OurHealth Magazine recently surveyed readers to find out which Richmond-area providers have the best bedside manner. See if your favorite made the magazine’s 7th Annual Best Bedside Manner Awards list:

    Dietetics and Wellness
    Quinci Peri, RDN – Honorable Mention

    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    Edmond Wickham III, MD, FAAP – Honorable Mention

    Clifton Lee, MD, FAAP, SFHM – Third Place

    Infectious Disease
    Suzanne Lavoie, MD – Second Place

    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Karen Hendricks-Muñoz, MD, MPH – First Place
    Mark Astoria – Second Place
    Adel Abdallah – Third Place

    Good bedside manner is how we show our sincere investment in our patients’ health and well-being. It is not just providing excellent medical care but also empathy and communication that is honest, respectful and supportive to children and their family; it’s the way we would like our family treated. –Dr. Hendricks-Muñoz

    Evan Silverstein, MD – Third Place

    Pain Management
    Kelly Lastrapes, MD – Second Place

    Pediatric Cardiology
    Kerri Carter, MD, FAAP – First Place
    Scott Gullquist, MD – Honorable Mention

    Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat
    Kelley Dodson, MD – First Place

    Good bedside manner puts children and their families at ease and makes surgery less stressful. –Dr. Dodson

    Pediatric Endocrinology
    Trang Le, MD – First Place
    Anshu Gupta, MD, MS – Third Place

    Good bedside manner is important to me because it's important to my patients and their families. Easy, comfortable communication ensures best patient care, and the relationships that we form with our patients are often the reason why we chose healthcare careers in the first place. –Dr. Le

    Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Madhu Gowda, MD – First Place
    India Sisler, MD – Second Place

    When I visit a doctor; sick, vulnerable and scared; what do I expect? To be treated as a person, to be spoken to with respect, empathy and caring. That, to me is what good bedside manners are and is more important than the prescription that I get. And, that is what I want to provide my patients with. –Dr. Gowda

    Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Jose Muñoz, MD – First Place
    David Friedel, MD, FAAP – Second Place

    There is no greater privilege than to have the opportunity to care for our children that are sick, to be recognized for that is the greatest honor. –Dr. Muñoz

    Pediatric Nephrology
    Cristin Kaspar, MS, MD – Second Place
    Timothy Bunchman, MD – Third Place
    Megan Lo, MD – Third Place

    Pediatric Neurology
    David Jaffe, MD – First Place

    Pediatric Pulmonology
    Judith Voynow, MD – First Place
    Bruce Rubin, MEngr, MD, MBA, FRCPC – Third Place

    Pediatric Surgery
    Charles Bagwell, MD – First Place
    Patricia Lange, MD – Third Place

    I certainly do not deserve special recognition beyond that of my exceptional colleagues, who demonstrate on a daily basis that there is no such thing as "bedside manner," just "manner" - and it only takes a sick child to bring the best of it out in each of us. –Dr. Bagwell

    Gauri Gulati, MD, IBCLC – Second Place

    Plastic Surgery: Reconstructive
    Jennifer Rhodes, MD, FACS, FAAP – Second Place

    Valentina Cimolai, MD – Third Place

    Sleep Medicine
    Justin Brockbank, MD – Honorable Mention

    Surgery: Neurosurgery
    Gary Tye, MD, FAANS – Second Place

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