After tallying hundreds of thousands of patient reviews, Dr. Shannon Gilham of Petersburg, Va. has been identified by Patients’ Choice as one of our nation’s Most Compassionate Doctors.
The Patients’ Choice annual Compassionate Doctor recognition program honors the top three percent of U.S. physicians, including Dr. Gilham, whose patients have gone out of their way to give them the highest possible ratings in the category of bedside manner, while also ranking them very highly in five other categories.
The basis of this award – a doctor’s bedside manner score – is particularly important, because it conveys the level of comfort a patient feels. Medical research has shown that the more comfortable a patient is with their doctor, the more likely they are to disclose all important health information and follow a prescribed treatment plan, thus leading to a better outcome.
As a board certified, fellow-trained OB/GYN, Dr. Gilham provides specialized medical assistance to her patients and the community and has a passion for education, wellness and prevention of disease. When asked what this award meant to her, she said, “Wow, what an amazing award. I am so thankful to everyone involved – patients and staff. I love the versatility of my specialty. I believe that patients can sense my joy. I always strive for patient satisfaction and well-being.”
Dr. Gilham is currently employed by Southside Regional Medical Center and has spent the last three and a half years in practice at Tri-Cities OB/GYN Associates located in Petersburg, VA. To make an appointment with Dr. Gilham, call Tri-Cities OB/GYN Associates at 804-765-5206.