What Makes Your Doctor Exceptional?

Doctors’ Day was first observed on March 30, 1933, the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. In 1990, the federal government passed legislation to establish March 30 as National Doctors’ Day. We salute all physicians, especially those supporting patient care at our Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals. Submit a comment to share what qualities make your doctor exceptional.

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Patricia Tracey May 12, 2014 at 11:45 am

My primary care physician is Dr. Susan Molinaro at Green Spring Station;
she is very busy but always returns calls the same day, and doesn't miss
an opportunity to want to know how I am doing.
I am so glad she is my physician and her assisant Janet is
very efficient and always helpful, such a good team.
I highly recommend Dr. Molinaro,
Pat Tracey


Rose Richardson March 31, 2014 at 9:08 am

My first doctor, Dr. Etosha Dixon was extraordinary in that she was well on top of keeping my shots, exams, and medications up to date. And most of all she did not diagnose with discussion. She would give me the findings and then offer suggestions of medications/alternatives for that particular diagnosis according to my medical history. It was sad when she left for the midwest in October of 2013 however she referred me to Dr. Joyce Evans and she handles me using the same practices & procedures that Dr. Dixon used. How strange to have two great doctors in one lifetime. I count it a double blessing. Both of these doctors are under University Hospital University Care.


Nancy Smith March 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm

My doctor is Melva Brown Md. I had been searching for a doctor that treated me like a person and not just a statistic. My last doctor just treated my ailments. Dr. Brown is a nice person and that was what I was looking for. She answers my questions no matter how off the wall they are. She is a peoples person. Dr. Brown talks to you the whole time of your visit and makes you feel important. Dr. Brown makes a visit that could be otherwise tense a pleasant experience.

Dr. Brown is practicing ay Wynman Park.


Melinda Thomas March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am

Both of my female physicians are wonderful caring women (Primary Care and Gyn). What makes them exceptional is their ability to listen when I have any questions. I never feel rushed during visits . We have a great doctor-patient relationship which makes me confident that I will receive the care I need. At the end of my visit, if there's time we find ourselves getting personal discussing our kids etc. Oh did I mention that I get a personal call back if I have a question. I love these women dearly.


Sharon Sopp March 28, 2014 at 11:39 am

With nearly 800 physicians on our professional staff, Howard County General Hospital celebrates Doctors Day each year. This year, the medical staff will be treated to a luncheon and receive a small token of appreciation from the hospital.


Val March 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

The qualities that make my doctor exceptional are her listening skills, compassion and her ability to ask questions about everything (emotional, physical and environment) to best assess my well being. She also freely shares information about her personal life so she has become a true confidant as well as being my physician. She answers emails too! Love her!


MJ March 28, 2014 at 8:23 am

I realize that doctors have busy schedules and are always crunched for time. This is why I've really come to appreciate those who take the time to follow up. It makes me feel that much more cared for.


Anita March 28, 2014 at 7:24 am

The qualities that make my doctor exceptional is that she gives much information and is a good listener... I rarely have many questions whenever I'm done. I feel confident when I leave and that she is available for what ever I need. Oh! she also answers emails 🙂 ... Dr Friedman,Wyman Park JHCP


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