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    Sutter Medical Network, Patient's Choice Award

    Patient’s Voice Echoes Patients’ Choice

    Ever gotten a survey in the mail asking you to rate your recent experience at your doctor’s office? If you have—and if you took a few minutes to complete it—you helped us understand what you thought about your overall care experience.

    Feedback from patients like you contributes to calculating patient satisfaction scores. Our network of nearly 5,000 physicians, the Sutter Medical Network, looks at this data to recognize physicians who are true role models in service. Doctors who treat people—rather than symptoms. Physicians who create personal connections with their patients.

    How it works
    The SMN Patient’s Choice Award recognizes two physicians in each region—one primary care and one specialist—whose patients reported consistently high satisfaction with their care and their overall experience in the Care Provider sections of the Press Ganey survey.

    2013 SMN Patient's Choice Award Recipients

    Central Valley Region
    Yvonne Brouard, M.D., Pediatrics
    Leslie Sackschewsky, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology

    East Bay Region
    Peter Schneider, M.D., Urology
    Sarah C. Handelsman, M.D., Pediatrics

    Peninsula Coastal Region
    Karen G Harrington, M.D., Family Medicine
    Kristin Razzeca, M.D., Infectious Diseases

    Sacramento Sierra Region
    Beth Ward, M.D., Pediatrics
    Matthew W. Guile, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology

    West Bay Region
    Thomas A. Neal, M.D, Family Medicine
    Garrett A. Smith, M.D., Medical Oncology

    2012 SMN Patient's Choice Award Recipients

    Central Valley Region
    Yvonne Brouard, M.D., Pediatrics
    Roldofo Agbunag, M.D., General Surgery

    East Bay Region
    Richard Singer, M.D., Pediatrics
    Nancy Wigginton, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology

    Peninsula Coastal Region
    LiMin Jimmy Hu, M.D., Pediatrics
    Cindy Russell, M.D., Plastic Surgery

    Sacramento Sierra Region
    Paul Wang, M.D., Pediatrics
    Kenneth Wiesner, M.D. Rheumatology

    West Bay Region
    Thomas Neal, M.D., Family Medicine

    2011 SMN Patient's Choice Award Recipients

    Central Valley Region
    David Peterson, M.D., Family Medicine
    Carol Nakashima, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology

    East Bay Region
    Richard Singer, M.D., Pediatrics
    Jonathan Ellman, M.D., Rheumatology

    Peninsula Coastal Region
    Jeffrey Croke, M.D., Internal Medicine
    Kirsten Vin-Christian, M.D., Dermatology

    Sacramento Sierra Region
    Joi Barrett, M.D., Internal Medicine
    Lisa Guirguis, M.D., Surgical Oncology

    West Bay Region
    Thomas Zembal, M.D., Pediatrics
    Jack Rose, M.D., Clinical Neurology