The 10th Annual Bedside Manner Awards
honors medical providers who are voted on by the local community for their kindness, empathy and attentiveness – attributes that go a long way in gaining a patient’s confidence.

Vote in over 60 specialties for healthcare providers that you believe reflect these qualities and more when caring for you and your family.

The voting polls close at midnight on June 1st.

Winners will be announced in the December/January issue of
OurHealth Lynchburg & Southside magazine.
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Allergy & Immunology

Encompasses a broad array of diagnoses, ranging from nasal and sinus problems and severe food or bee sting allergy to recurrent infections due to sinus disease, immune deficiency and asthma conditions.
 
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Anesthesiology

The practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during, and after surgery.
 
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Audiology

The branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders. Its practitioners treat those with hearing loss and proactively prevent damage.
 
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Bariatric Medicine

The branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity.
 
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Cardiology

The branch of medicine focusing on the structures, functions and disorders of the heart.
 
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Chiropractic

The health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment (without drugs or medication) and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health.
 
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Concierge Medicine

Concierge Medicine (also known as direct care) is a relationship between a patient and a primary care physician in which the patient pays an annual fee or retainer. In exchange for the retainer, doctors provide enhanced care.
 
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Dentistry: Cosmetic

Improves the appearance and function of a person's teeth. Dentistry is the art and science of improving the appearance (aesthetics), function and health of the teeth and associated structures.
 
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Dentistry: General

The evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment (non-surgical, surgical or related procedures) of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity.
 
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Dentistry: Pediatric

Specializes in treating children from birth through adolescence.
 
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Dermatology

A specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin.
 
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Dietetics

Dietetics is the science or art of applying the principles of nutrition to the diet.
 
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Emergency Medicine

The specialty of providing care for patients requiring prompt medical attention and urgent medical evaluation and treatment.
 
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Endocrinology

The study of the glands and hormones of the body and their related disorders.
 
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Family Practice

The medical specialty that includes diagnosis and treatment of disease, injury, and illness for patients of any age.
 
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Fertility Specialist

Fertility specialist or reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) is a subspecialty of obstetrics/gynecology that trains physicians in reproductive medicine addressing hormonal functioning as it pertains to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility.
 
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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the specialty dealing with the treatment of disorders of the digestive gastroenterology or GI system.
 
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Geriatric Care

Geriatric care is a medical specialty that addresses the complex needs of older patients and emphasizes maintaining functional independence even in the presence of chronic disease.
 
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Hematology/Oncology

Hematology/Oncology is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases (hematology) and cancer (oncology) and research into them.
 
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Infectious Disease

Infectious disease is the medical specialty focusing on the diagnosis, cause and treatment of contagious disease.
 
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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
 
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Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases affecting adults.
 
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Neonatology

Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn infant.  It is a hospital-based specialty, and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
 
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Nephrology

Nephrology is the study of the function and diseases of the kidney and related organs.
 
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Neurology

Neurology is the specialty of medicine which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system.
 
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Nurse Practitioner (NP)

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced academic and clinical experience, which enables him or her to diagnose and manage most common and many chronic illnesses, either independently or as part of a healthcare team.
 
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

The specialty of medicine that includes care for women before, during and after pregnancy and child birth and the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the female reproductive system.
 
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Occupational Medicine

Occupational medicine is the branch of medicine dealing with the prevention and treatment of job-related injuries and illnesses.
 
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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is the medical specialty that treats eye disorders, including injuries, infections, tumors and cataracts.
 
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Optometry

Optometry is the specialty where the practitioner is trained and skilled in examining and testing the eyes for defects in order to prescribe corrective lenses or treatments.
 
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Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is the dental specialty that is limited to the diagnosis, surgery and treatment of diseases, injuries, deformities and defects of the mouth.
 
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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both.
 
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Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics is focused on diseases, injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system relating to the body's muscles and skeleton, as well as the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
 
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Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic medicine is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease.
 
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Otolaryngology (ENT)

Otolaryngology is a surgical specialty focusing on the diagnosis, management and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck.
 
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Pain Management

Pain Management encompasses pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and other approaches to prevent, reduce, or stop pain sensations.
 
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Palliative Medicine

A multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress and mental stress of a serious illness - whatever the diagnosis.
 
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Pediatrics

Focuses on the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases in children, ages infant to 18 years of age.
 
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Periodontics

The specialty of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, diseases, and conditions that affect them.
 
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Pharmacy

The health profession of experts in the use of medicines.
 
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Phlebology

A branch of medicine concerned with the veins.
 
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Physical Medicine

Physical medicine and rehabilitation also referred to as physiatry, is a medical specialty concerned with diagnosis, evaluation, and management of persons of all ages with physical and/or cognitive impairment and disability.
 
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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (or physiotherapy), often abbreviated PT, is the art and science of physical care and rehabilitation.
 
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Physician Assistant (PA)

A physician assistant is licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician, and who extends the physician's capacity to provide medical care.
 
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Plastic Surgery: Cosmetic

The field of surgery that is performed to reshape structures of the body in order to improve appearance and self-esteem.
 
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Plastic Surgery: Reconstruction

The field of surgery concerned with reducing scarring or disfigurement that may occur as a result of accidents, birth defects, or treatment for diseases, such as melanoma.
 
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Podiatry

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the human foot.
 
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Psychiatry

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.
 
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Psychology & Counseling

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.
 
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Pulmonary

The specialty that deals with diseases of the respiratory tract and respiratory disease.
 
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Radiation Oncology

The specialty for the treatment of cancer patients, using radiation therapy as the main modality of treatment.
 
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Radiology

A medical specialty that employs the use of imaging to both diagnose and treat disease visualized within the human body.
 
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Rheumatology

The specialty in the non-surgical treatment of rheumatic illnesses, especially arthritis.
 
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Sleep Medicine

A medical specialty or sub-specialty devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders.
 
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Sports Medicine

An area of health and special services that apply medical and scientific knowledge to prevent, recognize, manage, and rehabilitate injuries related to sport, exercise, or recreational activity.
 
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Surgery: Cardiac

Surgery on the heart to correct congenital heart disease or the complications of heart disease or valve problems created by various causes.

 
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Surgery: General

The treatment of injury, deformity, and disease using operative procedures.

 
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Surgery: Neurosurgery

A surgical specialty for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral and sympathetic nervous system.

 
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Surgery: Spine

The medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect the spinal cord.

 
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Surgery: Vascular

The treatment of surgery on diagnosed patients with diseases of the arterial, venous, and lymphatic system.

 
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Urgent Care Medicine

Ambulatory care in a dedicated medical facility outside of  a traditional emergency room.

 
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Urology

A medical specialty that deals with disturbances of the urinary (male and female) and reproductive (male) organs.

 
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Look for winners of the
2017 Best Bedside Manner Awards
in the December/January issue of
OurHealth Lynchburg & Southside magazine!
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