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UW Health Honors 2013 Patient Experience Physician Champions

Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health recently honored 41 physicians with its second annual Patient Experience Physician Champion Awards.

 

The awards were presented to providers whose scores on Avatar patient satisfaction surveys ranked among the top 5 percent of the 802 UW Health physicians surveyed in 2012.

 

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

Fourteen Primary Care providers were among the award winners: eight Pediatric and Adolescent Medcine physicians, four Family Medicine providers and two Internal Medicine physicians.

 

Fifteen specialty areas were represented among the other 27 recipients, including five from Hematology/Medical Oncology, four from Cardiovascular Medicine, three each from Pulmonary Medicine and Endocrinology/Diabetes and two from Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

Eight physicians won the award for the second straight year. The third annual Patient Experience Physician Champion Awards will be presented in summer 2014, based on Avatar scores from 2013.

 

2013 UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award Winners

 

Primary Care


Dr. Joan Addington-White, Internal Medicine*

Dr. Timothy Chybowski, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

 

Dr. Robert Cole, Family Medicine

 

Dr. M. Bruce Edmonson, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

 

Dr. Valerie Gilchrist, Family Medicine

 

Dr. Julie Gocey, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

 

Dr. Karen Hillery, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

 

Dr. Catherine Kelley, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

 

Dr. Thomas Meier, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine*


Dr. Karen Pletta, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

 

Dr. Christine Seibert, Internal Medicine

 

Dr. Jeffrey Sleeth, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

 

Dr. Douglas Smith, Family Medicine*


Dr. Thomas Strick, Family Medicine* (no longer with UW Health)

 

Specialty Care
 

Dr. Carolyn Bell, Rheumatology* (retired)

Dr. Eliza Bennett, Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

Dr. Mark Burkard, Hematology/Medical Oncology

 

Dr. Laura Buyan Dent, Neurology

 

Dr. Natalie Callander, Hematology/Medical Oncology

 

Dr. Ellen Connor, Pediatric Endocrinology

 

Dr. Rachel Cook, Hematology/Medical Oncology* (no longer at UW Health)


Dr. Dawn Davis, Endocrinology/Diabetes

 

Dr. Linda Lee Eckhardt, Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Dr. William Ehlenbach, Pulmonary Medicine

 

Dr. Diane Elson,  Endocrinology/Diabetes

 

Dr. Ellen Hartenbach, Gynecologic Oncology

 

Dr. Robert Hegeman, Hematology/Medical Oncology

 

Dr. Nizar Jarjour, Pulmonary Medicine

 

Dr. Dixon Kaufman, Transplant Surgery

 

Dr. Rita Lloyd, Dermatology

 

Dr. Deborah McLeish, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

 

Dr. Melissa Meredith, Endocrinology/Diabetes

 

Dr. Karen Moncher, Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Dr. John Morledge, Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Dr. Richard Page, Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Dr. Richard Pauli, Pediatric Genetics*

 

Dr. Michele Pipp-Dahm, Hematology/Medical Oncology

 

Dr. Maria Sandgren, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. John Schilling, Pulmonary Medicine*

Dr. Gary Sterken, Ophthalmology and Visual Services

 

Dr. Anne Traynor, Medical Oncology

 

* - Also honored in 2012


Date Published: 10/15/2013


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