March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. It’s the official day to recognize the extraordinary,
life-saving work doctors do each and every day. These incredible people see us through some of the most pivotal moments of our lives. We’d like to take this chance to thank them and hear what being a doctor means to some of the amazing physicians we work with at CarePoint Health.
George E. McQuilkin, MD (OB/GYN)
“Physician is not just a title, it is the core of who you are, what you do and how you react to every person in need you encounter.”
Nastasa Teneva, MD (Anesthesiology)
“I go home knowing I made a difference in someone’s life.”
These are people who’ve studied for endless hours, spent long years in training to do what they do and continuously enhance their skills to provide the best patient care and commitment to medical advancements.
Many consider being a doctor a calling.
Alex Knihnicky, DO (Family Medicine)
“To me, being a physician means that I am blessed with the privilege of providing one of the greatest services someone could offer—to help and care for someone in need.”
Amir Estephan, MD (Emergency Department)
“To me, being a physician is to ‘be worthy to serve the suffering.’”
Navjot Ghotra, MD (OB/GYN)
“I am committed to being with my patients no matter what time it is, what the weather is like or any other situation in my life.”
They are with patients and families through some of the most difficult, stressful, heartbreaking or fearful times.
Carol Mendez, MD (Primary Care)
“Being a physician means bearing witness to our patients’ lives, their joys, sorrows, aspirations and dreams.”
Alfredo Rabines, DO (Emergency Department)
“What I value most about being an emergency medicine physician is placing patients at ease in moments of great fear.”
Anne Kim, MD (Radiation Oncology)
“What I love about my job—and the thing that drew me to radiation oncology—is the opportunity to help patients feel better physically and emotionally during a difficult time.”
They have their patients’ best interest in mind when it comes to living healthy and well.
Osbert Fernandez, MD (OB/GYN)
“It is an honor to be trusted with helping a patient to manage their health and well-being.”
Carmelo Milazzo, MD (Internal Medicine)
“To me, being a physician is to give personalized care that harmonizes the body, mind, and the spirit.”
Amit Malhotra, MD (Internal Medicine)
“Being a physician means entering into a very special relationship with my patient whereas I am now their partner in living a healthier life.”
Priscilla Miguez, DO (Family Medicine)
“Being a physician means helping patients take control of their health by means of patient education.”
Carlos Cesar, MD (Emergency Department)
“Being a teacher to our patients, our outstanding staff and our physicians in training.”
And, they consistently feel empowered by the impact they have on their patients’ lives.
Therese A. Malcolm, MD (OB/GYN)
“This is a privilege, something that is not to be taken lightly. And it is so rewarding. Receiving a "thank you" in any form at any time is truly the best feeling ever! I wouldn't trade that for much of anything!”
We applaud them today.
Thank you to the good doctors we work with here at CarePoint Health and those throughout the nation. A day is not long enough to recognize their compassion, their commitment, the lives they’ve been a part of—those they’ve healed and saved.