The significance of Doctor’s Day is a chance to bring much-deserved attention to some of the wonderful physicians that we have had the pleasure of getting to know. We are proud to work with doctors every day knowing they’ll go on to make such a meaningful impact on the lives of the people around them. Join us in recognizing some of the incredible doctors we’ve worked with this year. From all of us at Jackson Physician Search, thank you for your dedication and care.
Dr. Henrique Fernandez has been practicing Gastroenterology for a decade. When asked what he finds most rewarding about his profession, he said, “When my patients come back for a follow-up visit, and they say that they feel much better, and they express that they were treated with dignity, respect, and professionalism.”
Doctors help us with our health and well-being. They can cure us, give us advice on how to prevent disease, and help us manage our health. They are our best resource for living long and healthy lives. We are grateful for physicians around the world that labor diligently to heal our bodies, and very grateful for those that heal our minds.
Dr. George Melnyk has been a psychiatrist for 33 years and currently helps those suffering from addiction. He says, “The most rewarding aspect of being a physician is the expression of joy on a patient’s face after recovering from a very complicated illness. It is a very powerful and wonderful feeling, and at the same time, very humbling and moving.”
Dr. Vinay Sanghi has been practicing Cardiology with empathy and enthusiasm for close to two decades. He was asked what the best aspect of being a doctor is, and replied, “I love that I get to make people’s quality of life better.”
Doctors are an asset to any community. By contributing to the health and well-being of so many individuals within the community, they improve the entire community. They are the first to welcome new members. They are there in times of emergency. They help all generations thrive which generates strong, supportive communities.
Dr. Victoria Passov has been practicing Psychiatry for 13 years. To her, “The most rewarding thing about being a psychiatrist is to have the opportunity to hear people’s stories. The experience of being a part of their journey to better understand themselves is priceless!”
Dr. Inderjeet Kaur is a psychiatrist at a counseling and wellness center. When asked about her work, she said, “The most rewarding aspect of being a psychiatrist, for me, is the impact of seeing a patient arrive at the clinic, crying and emotionally labile, and then seeing them leave, smiling and feeling hopeful. Simply hearing a patient say, ‘Thank you for listening to me,’ is the greatest reward.”
Being a doctor is a monumental task. Getting through the education requirements alone is an achievement. A doctor’s lifelong dedication to knowledge and excellence is commendable. Many clinical settings, especially hospitals, are unlike a typical workplace. There is constant activity, and usually very high stakes.
Dr. Josephine Glaser has been practicing for 22 years a Family Medicine Physician. When asked about her career, she responded, “I love being a doctor. I love working with my medical team to promote life honoring patient-centered care in a crazy, hectic medical system.”
Each year, on March 30th, the nation recognizes the contribution of doctors to individual lives and the communities they are a part of. That day has special significance in medicine because it marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia. Over 170 years ago, about 50 miles east of the Jackson Physician Search headquarters, in Jefferson, GA, Dr. Crawford Long successfully used ether to anesthetize his patient.
Dr. Dave Purcell is an anesthesiologist that has been practicing for 25 years. He says, “The most rewarding thing to me is knowing that someone, whether they are aware of it or not, has made a change for the better, in a lifesaving way, under my care and that of my team and, that they trusted me to do that!”