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2018 Best Bedside Manner Award Winners

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Congratulations to Augusta Medical Group's
2018 Best Bedside Manner Award Winners
recently named by OurHealth Charlottesville & Shenandoah Valley Magazine

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First place medalFirst Place

Arun Prahash, MDArun Prahash, MD

Augusta Health Cardiology

"Good bedside manner is an attitude; it reminds me that i am here to help and assist the patient and not just provide information or to share my professional knowledge and skills. It enhances the humanity of the personal interaction. It is the right thing to do."

Amanda Guedes, MDAmanda Guedes, MD

Augusta Health Infectious Disease

"Adding a caring heart to a science-oriented brain brings great advantage in the healing process. Your patients know when you are truly engaged to help them feel better, and they appreciate it."

Robert McMahon, MDRobert McMahon, MD

Augusta Health Neurology

"Too often in today's medical interactions there are many distractions that can occur, ranging from the need to use the EMR, insurance and financial barriers, and at times disjointed care from seeing multiple clinicians, event in the same practice. Promoting a comfortable, positive and at times, enjoyable evaluation with a good bedside manner can be very helpful and meaningful to patients, family members and the clinicians."

Laura Gonzalez, MDC. Laura Gonzalez, MD

Augusta Health Pulmonology

"To be able to provide accurate diagnosis and compassionate care, it is important to gain the patient's trust and confidence. This helps in putting the patient at ease and empowering them to participate in the healing process. This is important now more than ever as EMRs hinder this interaction. It is imperative to make the patient feel that there is a human being listening and caring for them at the other side of the computer screen. At the end of the day, it is a physician-patient relationship, not a computer-patient relationship."

Kristen Turza, MDKristin Turza, MD

Augusta Health Surgery

"Bedside manner is a very important part of patient-focused care. There are multiple beneficial effects of maintaining good bedside manner for healing and recovery. It enable the physician to team up with the patient to navigate challenging medical situations together."

Matthew Pollard, MDMatthew Pollard, MD

Augusta Health Spine Clinic

"Good bedside manner is important because it lets patients know that they matter. Our bedside manner should encompass not only our medical knowledge but give us the opportunity to form a relationship with our patients as we develop trusting bonds to help them return as quickly as possible to their highest level of function."

Second place medalSecond Place

Jessicah Collins, MD

Augusta Health Diabetes & Endocrinology Clinic

John "Jay" Snyder, DO

Augusta Health Primary Care, Stuarts Draft

Tiffany Greenberg, FNP

Augusta Health Primary Care, Fishersville

Jared Davis, MD

Augusta Health Pain Management Clinic

Dan Sullivan, DO

Augusta Health Spine Clinic

Charles Goff, MD, FACS

Augusta Health Surgery

Travis Smith, DO

Augusta Health Urgent Care

Third place medalThird Place

Nelly Maybee, MD

Augusta Health Diabetes & Endocrinology Clinic

Patrick Baroco, MD

Augusta Health Transitional Care

Honorable mention medalHonorable Mention

Lawrence Comerford, MD

Augusta Health Gastroenterology

Reshma Khetpal, MD

Augusta Health Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

Jason Lawrence, MD

Augusta Health Pulmonology

William Thompson, MD, FACS

Augusta Health Surgery