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UW Health Celebrates 2014 Patient Experience Physician Champions

Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health recently honored 34 physicians with its third annual Patient Experience Physician Champion Awards.

 

The awards were presented to providers whose scores on Avatar patient satisfaction surveys ranked among the top 4 percent of the 809 UW Health physicians surveyed in 2013. For the first time, Advance Practice Providers also were included for the awards.

 

These physicians achieved the highest level of exemplary communication skills as recognized by their clinic patients. Responses from three questions on the Avatar survey determined the award winners:

  • My doctor showed care and sensitivity to my needs
  • I was given the chance by my doctor to provide input to decisions about my health care
  • My doctor explained my illness or treatment in a way I could understand

Nine Primary Care providers were among the award winners: five Family Medicine physicians, two Internal Medicine providers, one Pediatric and Adolescent Medcine physician and one Geriatrician.

 

Sixteen specialty areas were represented among the other 25 recipients, including five from Hematology/Medical Oncology, three from Cardiovascular Medicine and two apiece from Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Neurosurgery and Transplant Surgery. Two physicians won the award for the second straight year.

 

The fourth annual Patient Experience Physician Champion Awards will be presented in summer 2015, based on Avatar scores from 2014.

 

2014 UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award Winners

 

Primary Care

 

Dr. Steven Barczi, Geriatrics

 

Dr. Jennifer Edwards, Family Medicine

 

Dr. James Giesen, Internal Medicine

 

Dr. Catherine James, Family Medicine

 

Dr. Hollis King, Family Medicine (no longer with UW Health)

 

Dr. Jeffrey McGuire, Family Medicine

 

Dr. C. Elizabeth Perry, Family Medicine

 

Dr. Amy Plumb, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

 

Dr. Ann Schmidt, Internal Medicine

 

Specialty Care
 

Dr. Beverly Aagaard-Kienitz, Neurosurgery

 

Dr. William Busse, Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

 

Dr. Natalie Callander, Hematology/Medical Oncology*

 

Dr. Dustin Deming, Hematology/Medical Oncology

 

Dr. Robert Dempsey, Neurosurgery

 

Dr. Carol Diamond, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

 

Dr. Tracy Downs, Urology

 

Dr. Dolores Emspak, Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Dr. Justin Gottlieb, Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)

 

Dr. Christopher Healy, Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

 

Dr. David Hei, Hematology/Medical Oncology

 

Dr. John Hokanson, Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Dr. Annie Kelly, Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Dr. Miguel Leal, Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Dr. Walter Longo, Hematology/Medical Oncology

 

Dr. Kathleen Maginot, Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Dr. Deborah McLeish, Rehabilitation Medicine*

 

Dr. Joshua Mezrich, Transplant Surgery

 

Dr. Daniel Mulkerin, Hematology/Medical Oncology

 

Dr. Wayne Eugene Musser Jr., Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Dr. Jon Odorico, Transplant Surgery

 

Dr. Ann O'Rourke, General Surgery

 

Dr. Thomas Puchner, Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

 

Dr. Steven Tyska, Urgent Care

 

Dr. Charles Weber, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 

* - Also honored in 2013

 

2014 UW Health Patient Experience Advance Practice Provider Award Winners

 

Sarah Affeldt, PA-C, Infectious Disease

 

Diana DuPont, PA-C, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

 

Catherine Hubbard, APNP, Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Heidi Hughes, PA-C, Internal Medicine

 

Kellie Mack, NP, Sleep Medicine

 

Heidi Smedal, AuD, CCC-A, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT, Otolaryngology)

 

Beth Van Den Langenberg, APNP, MS, Pediatric Endocrinology

 

Victoria Wattiaux, PA-C, Urgent Care


Date Published: 08/11/2014


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