Medical expertise and compassionate care should always go hand-in-hand when it comes to treating patients. Going to the doctor or health provider can be an unnerving experience for many people. Professionals who incorporate The Golden Rule into their practice philosophy are ones that stand out in people’s minds for the better.
The 2015 Best Bedside Manner Awards, presented by OurHealth Southwest Virginia magazine, honor medical providers who were voted by the local community for their kindness, empathy and attentiveness—attributes that go a long way in gaining a patient’s confidence.
The Voting Process
From May 1st – June 15th 2015, the Best Bedside Manner Awards Voting Form was available on OurHealth’s website, www.ourhealthswva.com. The form consisted of over 50 medical specialties (with definitions of each specialty) in which the public could submit the first and last names of local medical providers by the applicable specialty.