National Doctors' Day is recognized each year on March 30. According to the National Doctors' Day website it is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve the country by caring for its citizens.
A March U.S. News & World Report identifies the top 1 percent of physicians in the country; of those practicing in the Charleston area, 93 percent are at MUSC.
Following are comments made to MUSC physicians from patients:
"I would like to say thank you MUSC staff for the best care. My doctor, Juan Manual Gomez (Infectious Diseases) is wonderful."
"Dr. Soonho Kwon (Endocrinology Diabetes & Medical Genetics) and his staff were wonderful."
"Dr. James Mooney (Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery) and his staff are amazing. They take time with each patient, clearly answer any and all questions. Dr. Mooney is extra gentle and sensitive to small children and does his best to make them feel comfortable."
"Thank you Dr. Woody Coker (General Internal Medicine) for your kindness and support of my brother and our family during our stay at MUSC. We have been privileged to have had you serve as my brother's physician while he was at MUSC. MUSC is very fortunate to have you."
"Dr. Elisha Brownfield (General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics) came in and was wonderful, warm, caring, sincere and genuine. I love being her patient."
"I am always satisfied when I visit the doctors at MUSC. If I miss or am late for labs or X-rays, they always fit me in at that time so I don't have to come back."
"Dr. Faye Hant (Rheumatology & Immunology) is one of the best doctors I have dealt with and is very caring."
"Dr. Charlie Strange (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine) is the best pulmonary doctor I have ever known. He really cares about his patients and is dedicated to his profession. He has a great bedside manner and no matter how bad you feel, you always feel better when you leave his office. We need more doctors like him."
"My physician, Dr. Eric Chapman (Emergency Medicine), was excellent. Very professional and had an excellent bedside manner."
"We brought our daughter to MUSC to make sure she had the best doctor who would take care of her needs and issues. We found that in Dr. Steven Glazier (Pediatric Neurosurgery). He was an answer to our prayers. We have a lot to be thankful for and we are extremely thankful for Dr. Glazier and his staff."
"I am particularly grateful to Dr. Brenda Hoffman (Gastroenterology). She is second to none."
"I can not say enough about Dr. Neal Christiansen (Hematology/Oncology). My family physician called him on a Thursday afternoon and on Friday morning Dr. Christiansen called me to let me know I had an appointment for a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy for the following week. He met with me on the afternoon of the tests to tell me how we would proceed. The next evening he called with the pathology results to say there was no cancer. He was so caring and concerned."
"Thank you so much for the service of Dr. Robert Black (Ophthalmology). He has been treating my eyes for about eight years and all is well. He does a great job and is very dedicated and committed to his profession."
"My care with Dr. Carolyn Reed (Surgery) has been nothing short of outstanding. My husband and I are impressed with every aspect of care I received at MUSC prior to my surgery and post-operative and on an ongoing basis."
"Dr. Sarah Book (Psychiatry) shows great concern and gives me advice to get me on the right track. She is always very nice and thoughtful. Thanks for saving me!"