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CHoR providers among the best for beside manner
November 12, 2018
CHoR providers among the best for beside manner

CHoR providers among the best for beside manner

Medical expertise alone doesn’t make for excellent care. Professionals who also incorporate kindness, empathy and attentiveness into their practice are the ones who tend to stand out as shining stars to their patients and families.

Forty-five CHoR physicians were recognized for their outstanding approach to caring for kids and families in this year’s 2018 Best Beside Manner Awards, voted by the community and presented by OurHealth Richmond magazine.

Congratulations to:

Allergy & Immunology

Dentistry: Pediatric

  • Honorable Mention: Tegwyn Brickhouse, DDS, PhD

Infectious Disease

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine



Palliative Medicine

  • Jean Teasley Child NeurologyFirst: Jean Teasley, MD
    “Working with children and their families in the midst of complex and severe medical issues is a privilege. My goals are to facilitate family-centered care and provide symptom relief.” -Dr. Teasley

 Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Pediatric Cardiology

  • Vcu Children's Hospital Of Richmond Karri CarterFirst: Kerri Carter, MD, FAAP
    “I think good bedside manner comes from respecting the partnership that is the doctor/patient/family relationship and finding a way to build trust even during what could be the worst moments of a family’s life. I take great pride to ensure my patients know that I see them as people and not just another case – that’s what we would all want if we were in their position.”
    -Dr. Carter

 Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • Narendra Vadlamudi ChorFirst: Narendra Vadlamudi, MD, DCH, MRCPCH
    “In my opinion, bedside manner is listening and relating to the patients in a respectful manner. We, as a team, see every encounter as an opportunity to make the children and families feel comfortable and confident in an otherwise stressful environment.” -Dr. Vadlamudi

  Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Pediatric Infectious Disease

  • Dr. Beth MarshallFirst: Beth Marshall, MD
    “My hope is that each child and parent feels as though I have treated them as I would treat my own child and family, both medically and personally. Knowing that I am achieving this is the best professional reward of all.”
    -Dr. Marshall
  • Second: David Friedel, MD, FAAP
  • Third: William Koch, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

  • Nianzhou Xiao, PediatricsFirst: Nina Xiao, MD, MS
    “To me, providing health care to someone is a privilege rather than a service. Good bedside manner is essential to strengthen the trust patients and families have in us.” -Dr. Xiao
  • Second: Timothy Bunchman, MD
  • Third: Megan Lo, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Pediatric Pulmonology

  • H. Joel Schmidt PediatricsFirst: H. Joel Schmidt, MD
    “Good bedside manner is important to me because it’s how I expect to be treated and particularly when it’s not easy, at a time when I’m ill, scared or anxious.” -Dr. Schmidt
  • Second: Judith Voynow, MD
  • Honorable Mention: Bruce Rubin, MEngr, MD, MBA, FRCPC

Pediatric Rheumatology

  • First: Sarah Hoffmann, MD

Pediatric Surgery

  • Dr. David Lanning, Surgeon In Chief, Chor, ProfessorFirst: David Lanning, MD, PhD
    “Providing exceptional care begins the minute you meet a child and his or her parents. Good bedside manner helps put the parents’ minds at ease, which lowers the level of anxiety and stress for the entire family.”
    -Dr. Lanning
  • Second: Laura Boomer, MD

Pediatric Urology

  • Herndon Anthony 97497First: C.D. Anthony Herndon, MD, FAAP, FACS
    “A good bedside manner is essential when treating children who require surgical intervention. It’s important to not only put parents at ease by assuring they understand all aspects related to the procedure, but also create an atmosphere that allows the child to feel comfortable as well.”
    -Dr. Herndon
  • Second: John Edmondson, MD


Plastic Surgeon: Reconstructive


  • Third: Susan Jones, MD

Sleep Medicine

Surgery: Cardiothoracic

Surgery: Neurosurgery

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