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Bedside manner: CHoR providers are top notch

November 25, 2019

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

Hospitalist
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

Ophthalmology
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

Pediatrics
Gauri Gulati, MD, IBCLC – Second Place

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

Psychiatry
Valentina Cimolai, MD – Third Place

Sleep Medicine
Justin Brockbank, MD – Honorable Mention

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

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