Nomination Process Open for Physician of the Year Award


11/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Nomination Process Open for Physician of the Year Award
Award Program Honors Physicians Who Help Patients through Medical Missions and Charity Work in the U.S. and Around the World

Alpharetta, Ga., Nov. 6, and are now accepting nominations for the Physician of the Year Award. Now in its second year, the awards program honors physicians who donate their time to help underserved patients in the United States and abroad gain access to critically-needed healthcare services. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 19. 2013. Nominations can be submitted at The awards program is open to doctors of medicine (M.D.) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.).

Two physician honorees will be selected, one for domestic charity work and one for international charity work. will donate $10,000 on behalf of each honoree to the medical mission organization of his or her choice. The awards program received more than 125 nominations last year. Dr. Richard Parker, a plastic surgeon from Austin, Texas, was selected as the domestic honoree for his charitable service. Dr. Richard Westermeyer, an anesthesiologist from Portland, Ore., was selected as the international honoree for his worldwide missions work. supports medical volunteerism by sponsoring charitable trips for its physician clients and associates to travel and serve on medical missions in developing countries like Honduras, where access to quality healthcare services is limited. The company also underwrites and supports the website, which allows healthcare workers and not-for-profit organizations seeking medical volunteers to connect in order to aid underserved patients around the world.

"The nominations we received for the Physician of the Year awards contest last year painted a vivid picture of the incredible charitable work physicians are doing around the world, and both of our honorees had amazing histories of using their talents to help patients," said R. Shane Jackson, president and chief operating officer of "We look forward to honoring additional physicians this year for their dedication to missions work and serving patients around the world."

About is a 501(c)(3) organization that connects medical volunteers and with organizations sponsoring medical missions all over the world. Our services are 100 percent free for both medical volunteers who register and mission organizations posting their opportunities. The goal of is to connect motivated healthcare providers with organizations sponsoring medical missions by offering a free, searchable database of health-related volunteer opportunities and medical mission trips. These include short and long-term medical volunteer opportunities, both domestic and international.

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