January 9, 2017
Three River Ridge Dermatology team members received a 2016 Best Bedside Manner Award, presented by OurHealth Roanoke & New River Valleys magazine. Dr. Chad Johnston was awarded Gold in Dermatology, Dr. Aleksandra Brown was awarded Bronze in Dermatology, and Susan Gaither was awarded an Honorable Mention for Nurse Practitioner.
In response to winning his award, Johnston explained why good bedside manner is important to him: “My patients are my people—they are my friends, neighbors, and community. Giving them the time and attention they deserve builds mutual trust and helps me to partner with my patients to tailor their care to their needs and wants.”
Last May, healthcare consumers and patients in the community cast more than 35,000 votes for the 2016 awards. Winners were announced in the December/January issue. Johnston, Brown, and Gaither previously won Bedside Manner Awards in 2012 through 2015.