W. Mark McCollough, M.D., William D. Medina, M.D., and James E. Radford, M.D., were recently nominated by their peers as three of the best doctors in North Carolina. The physicians were named to Business North Carolina’s Best Doctors list, which is 1ed in the monthly publication. Dr. McCollough is board-certified in radiation oncology and is one of only two radiation oncologists in WNC to make the list. Dr. Medina is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Dr. Radford is a board-certified medical oncologist. Dr. Medina and Dr. Radford are two of only three medical oncologists in WNC to make the list. Best Doctors Inc., a Boston, Mass.-based company, surveyed physicians nationwide, asking them to grade other doctors in their specialty area. Those with the highest averages made the final list. A copy of the list is available online at www.businessnc.com. Dr. McCollough, a physician with Mountain Radiation Oncology and Pardee Radiation Oncology, received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Fla., and completed a residency at the University of Florida Shands Hospital, also in Gainesville. Dr. Medina, a physician with Hendersonville Hematology & Oncology at Pardee, received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Ky., and completed a residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He completed a fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Dr. Radford, a physician with Hendersonville Hematology and Oncology at Pardee, serves as the principal investigator for Pardee’s cancer clinical trials program, which currently has more than 45 open studies. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Mich., and completed a residency and fellowship at University of Iowa in Iowa City. The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The center offers a full range of advanced treatment and diagnostic services performed by highly qualified cancer specialists. Services include surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, advanced radiology and laboratory diagnostic support and clinical treatment trials. Community education programs, cancer screenings, support groups and holistic patient and family support are also available. More information is available at www.pardeehospital.org
Pardee Home Care recently received thank you notes from pleased patients who benefited from their services. Since these patients took the time to thank the staff of Pardee Home Care, we would like to take time to share their words of thanks with the readers of our blog. "To whom it may concern, I thank God with all my heart for sending me Jennifer, Mike, Luke, LeeAnn, Gloria, Laurie, Celeste, and Jeff. Thanks to these exceptional people, I still need my walker, but so what? I can now get in and out of bed, the bathroom, cook and do the laundry and light cleaning. I can do normal things now. They are on a mission to help people and I am thankful always." - Bruce B. Burns "All of you were so very helpful to me. You were always on time and very pleasant to have around. I will recommend you to any of my friends that need the type of services you provide. Excellent work and thank you so much for your superior quality of care." - Dovie H. Steppe (Joint Camper) Pardee Home Care offers a full range of in-home services provided by registered nurses, rehab specialists, social workers and home health aids. To find out more about the services offered at Pardee Home Care call (828) 692-1846.