Let a special doctor at West Virginia University know how much you appreciate his or her commitment to your good health in celebration of National Doctors’ Day on March 30, 2016.Doctors Day

You may participate in two ways:

  • Write a brief personal message of appreciation to your physician(s)
  • Make a gift in your physician(s) honor to support healthcare provided at WVU

You can thank your special caregiver by making a comment or gift in their honor.

Each honored physician will receive your written expression of appreciation and/or notice of your financial support to the Grateful Patients and Families Fund or the area of your choice. The amount of your gift will not be mentioned and is tax deductible in keeping with IRS regulations.

If you have any questions, contact the HSC Philanthropy Office at 304-293-3980 or development@hsc.wvu.edu.

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Dr. Michelle Bramer in orthopedics has been wonderful! She is so talented and intelligent! She is also very caring and attentive to her patients and works with her patients with any problems they may have! We are so thankful for everything she has done for me!

Dr Sivak did a remarkable surgery on my eye. After removing melanoma from my top and bottom eye lid, she reconstructed my eye lid from my forehead. She also referred me to hyperbaric oxygen treatments to save the skin. She did everything she possible could to save my eye and restore my vision, and the entire time she treated me and my family with such and compassion. She truly has a gift from God, and my family and I are so grateful to her.

Dear Dr. Kavara S. Vaughn, Dr. Vaughn – Thanks for all your care these past two, very difficult years. There have been many times I have wanted to throw in the towel and give in to my depression. Your ability to see me as healthy and well and your faith, as well as your skills as a gifted physician, have given me hope when I had none. Thank you. I am so grateful to you. KDH

Dr. Evan Jones in Pediatric Endocrinology has been a complete blessing to my family. My son Alex was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in July 2010 at the age of 9. Dr Jones has been his doctor for nearly 6 years and has been wonderful. He is very friendly, thorough and has shown an honest interest in his patients. I can’t imagine my son having another doctor in his life who will ever be as caring as Dr. Jones and his entire staff. I thank them daily for everything they have done, and continue to do to take wonderful care of my son!

Dr. Shrader is an exceptional physician. Not only is he an outstanding clinician, his bedside manner is superb. He is attentive and available for appointments no matter what the circumstances. Dr. Shrader will make time for you at a moment’s notice, which makes you feel like you are his only client. I am nominating him not only because he is deserving, but goes above and beyond in so many ways.

I would like to thank Dr. Melody Phillips for her understanding and help through what was a very tough time in my life. She is a wonderful doctor who listens to her patients.

Dr. Shockcor is a fantastic physician and just a great guy! I’ve worked with him as part of an interdisciplinary team and as a patient, and his knowledge and care for his patients is remarkable. Thank you, sir!

Dr. Jessica Perini, Metabolic and Endocrinology physician, is an amazing doctor who cares about her patients. Dr. Perini takes the time to listen to her patients’ concerns and addresses each and every question answered and concerns of the patient. Dr. Perini provides excellent care to her patients, and quality of care that is outstanding. I am grateful to have Dr. Perini as my physician. She has changed my life in more ways than one, to change my habits and living healthy. Thank you for what you, Dr. Perini. I appreciate you and what you do very much.

Dr. Michael Maroon in Family Medicine is the BEST! He has always been there for my family and always makes time to personalize my family’s needs even with his busy schedule. He takes the time to listen to your needs as a patient. Thank you for all you do.

When I started seeing Dr. Shrader, I was more than halfway through my pregnancy – 26 weeks to be exact. As soon as he walked in the exam room at our first appointment, he made my husband and me feel like family. We were extremely comfortable with him and knew we made the right choice by switching doctors. He was wonderful through the remainder of our pregnancy, and I knew that if I ever had questions or needed anything, he was just a phone call away. When I was induced, Dr. Shrader and his awesome resident Dr. McNair were there through every step of the way. I ended up having a c-section, and Dr. Shrader stayed in the OR with me the entire time, which was very comforting. Since our son has been born, Dr. Shrader has continued to provide excellent care and has made sure that all of our needs have been met. I am very lucky to have him as a doctor!

A big thanks to Dr. Underwood, Cathryn Sweeney and Heather Earl. Dr. Underwood has brought on so many new patients and many more surgeries than he normally does since Dr. Doulgas is on medical leave, and has never complained or taken any frustration out while in clinic. That takes a lot to do that. And Cathryn and Heather have been a HUGE help with rescheduling patients and finding spots for them and taking on more and more on their plates. They have gotten a lot more messages and things from us and have not complained once. I am very thankful to work for such wonderful people. I hope you all know how important you are!

Dr. Matt Smith, neurologist, is a great physician champion and resource for implementing and improving documentation in the medical record. He has been instrumental in the changes we have made in the past 2 years. Thank you for all your hard work!

Kelly McBee is a PRIME example of what a healthcare professional should be! My family and I have been to several providers, and NONE of them compare to her compassion and understanding that she gives! I recommend her any chance I get, and I’m so thankful God lead her to me and my family. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

I really appreciate my doctor, Dr. Laura Davisson. She is so kind and caring and always takes the time to sit and chat with me at every appointment. I never feel like she is rushing through my appointment, or that she doesn’t have time for me. I appreciate her care and concern for me over the last 10 years, and I hope she never leaves this area!

THANK YOU! Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter, staff and Debbie for going above and beyond to correct the aneurysm in my brain. We thank you for not giving up even when we were faced with several challenges. We appreciate your direct information positive and negative, but you always expressed the positive side giving us hope. You said it wasn’t your first rodeo, but it was mine. Thanks for making the ride not so bumpy. Even if I fell off a couple of times, I was able to get right back into the saddle again. Praise God for his mercy and grace. We pray that God will continue to give you wisdom, skills, and health to continue in your medical field so that you will continue to help others as you helped me.

Dr. Joe Caveney in internal medicine is one of a kind. He is an eternal optimist, and his dedication to patient care is unparalleled. He brightens the lives of everyone he touches.

Dear Dr. Klein — I continue to thank the Lord for bringing me to you – not only because I am grateful for the wonderful job you did on my hip surgery but also for the way you interacted with Tom and me. You asked about my symptoms, but you heard my concerns and took time to answer my questions. You spoke with me, not at me, and explained everything in detail. And I loved the way you went through the X-rays with me! I appreciated that you gave us your professional recommendations, but left the decision up to us. You said that I would know when we should go ahead with the surgery, and I did. And when I called, you were there for me and for us. Liz was fantastic, too! Dr. Klein, the Lord has gifted you in many special ways, and I pray that He will continue to bless you as you use those gifts to bless others. I’m grateful to be one of the recipients of your work. Have a wonderful National Doctors’Day! Blessings, love and prayers, Susan

Dr. Jason Oreskovich, Family Medicine, recently saw a friend of mine who was having extreme back pain. I recommended him as I am treated by Dr. Oreskovich periodically for hip pain. I found him to be knowledgeable and caring. My friend is feeling much better and said Dr. Oreskovich is wonderful.

Dear Dr. Mohammed Ashraf, I so appreciate the skill, compassion, and care you have demonstrated to me over the years of fighting this cancer. May God bless you as you continue your compassionate care for those of us struggling with this disease. Your efforts are so appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Anthony and Donna

Dr. Joel Yednock – you are the greatest! We so appreciate your compassionate care. You are always so kind and considerate. You respond so quickly to our messages via MyWVUChart and always take whatever action is needed for our medical care. You are an outstanding physician. We are blessed to have you as our primary care physician.

Dr. Jason Moreland, you are so appreciated. I have been your patient for several years now, and I so appreciate your concern and care. You didn’t hesitate to refer me for further evaluation regarding my cardiac care, and you have been there for me over the last couple years as I’ve recovered from major medical issues. Thanks for being such a great cardiologist.

Dr. Robert Hull – You have treated me with such care, and I am so thankful for your willingness to use your knowledge and expertise to help improve my quality of life. You always have a smile on your face, and you make the office visits seem more pleasant. I would like to say thank you!

I’d like to thank Dr. Manivannan for the exceptional care she gives her patients. Her bedside manner can’t be beat! We are blessed to have such a kind, knowledgeable physician at WVU Medicine!

I can not say enough about Dr. Taylor Troischt in Pediatrics. Each time my child has a problem, he listens, offers his expert opinion, and walks us through the steps of what to expect. For general well child checks, he talks with our daughter, engages with her, and even asks us how we are doing. It is great to know that we have someone by our side to help us in raising a healthy, happy child. I couldn’t feel more blessed than having him as our pediatrician. Thank you, Dr. Troischt, for all that you do every day!

Dr. Parravani, I have wanted to thank you for the excellent care that you have given my mother, Ruth. Since she became one of your patients, her blood pressure has been under better control than it ever has. When she was trying to make a decision on whether to undergo a cardiac catheterization, but was hesitant because of her concerns regarding her kidney function, you went over to the hospital on a day that you were in clinic to sit at her bedside and talk to her about it. You were not even on wards, but you took the time out of your day to talk to her and reassure her. We appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. Thank you for being the wonderful, friendly, intelligent, caring person that you are. May God bless you, your family, and your practice.

Dr. Clarkson at Reedsville clinic is a wonderful physician. She is very caring and takes time to listen to her patients’ concerns. We are so thankful to have her in our area.

Just a shout out to Dr. Treah Haggerty, one of the best and most helpful physicians I know. She is so super busy with her patients, and everyone loves her. I hope you get the recognition you deserve. Thanks for everything you do for your patients.

Dr. Pellegrino, I wanted to say thank you for taking such wonderful care of my husband, Ken. After 35 years of marriage, I would be lost without him! We appreciate that you take the time to listen to and address our concerns. Ken loves that you joke around with him and are so easy to talk to. You are an exceptional physician, and we want you to know how much we appreciate you. I hope you have a wonderful Doctors’ Day and that God blesses you and your practice.

Dr. Brunner, I wanted to take the time to thank you for all that you do for myself and for my family. I know that when you agreed to take all of us, you probably did not know what you were getting yourself in for! You are so kind and caring. You always take a lot of time with us when we see you at the office. You listen to any concerns that we may have, answer any questions, and always get back to us when we need you. You are an exceptional physician and a wonderful person, and I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you. God bless you, your family, and your practice. I hope you have a wonderful Doctors’ Day!

Kelly McBee is another great professional she takes the time to listen, and is highly recommended when my PCP is not available. She is one of my favorite physician assistants to see, and she is so caring and understanding of my concerns when speaking to her.

Thank you to Dr. Lubicky for his amazing spine surgery he did on my daughter Skylar. She has scoliosis and cerebral palsy and was limited on things she could do. With Dr. Lubicky and his staff getting Skylar straightened out, she is able to join her middle school track team this year, doing shot put throw. He is a very important part of our life. THANKS

I am a physician assistant in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Spine Center at United Hospital Center. Myself and my fellow PA, Cathryn, would like to express that we feel truly blessed to work with such wonderful neurosurgeons physicians. We work closely with Dr. Bill Underwood, Dr. Richard Douglas, Dr. Charles Rosen, and Dr. Cara Sedney. All of them are such wonderful, respectful supervising physicians who never hesitate to answer our questions or provide support despite their very busy schedules.

I have been a patient of Dr. William Shockcor for years and can honestly say I would not be living today if not for his care. Thank you so much for the care you give!

We are so blessed to have Kelly McBee as our doctor. She is always there for us! As a mother of 3, it’s nice to have someone you can call upon who listens to you. She takes time to understand what is going on and provides what I need to keep my family and myself healthy. Thank you, Kelly! We love you!

Dr. Kendra Unger, my girls love coming to see you! You actually make well child visits fun. We really do appreciate you!

To Dr. Carl Grey, Geriatric Medicine, I will never be able to thank you for your knowledge, kindness, and availability to me during this difficult time in my life. You have gone above and beyond for me. You are greatly appreciated. I can’t say enough so won’t even try. Looking forward to seeing you.

For Dr. Bethany Pellegrino, Nephrology, thank you for all the years of excellent care and emotional support you have given me. What you have done goes beyond words. Thank you again.

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