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46 Aurora doctors recognized by Green Bay TV station

Friday, December 17, 2004

A total of 46 Aurora Health Care physicians were recognized among the best in their field in WFRV-CBS Channel 5’s Doctors Rate Doctors series.

Doctors Rate Doctors is a survey that asks physicians to rate their peers. Channel 5 mails questionnaires to doctors throughout the viewing area asking whom they would recommend, other than themselves, to a family member needing to see a doctor.

The station sent out 1,500 questionnaires and received approximately 450 responses highlighting doctors in five areas – general practice, pediatrics, OB/GYN, orthopedics and cardiology. One doctor was selected from a large community and one from a small community in each category except cardiology.

Dr. Alfredo Diaz, an internal medicine physician at the Aurora Two Rivers Clinic, was named the top general practitioner in a small community and was profiled on the 10 p.m. news in November. He received the most votes in his category.

Dr. Eric Duwell, a family practitioner at the Aurora Health Center in Oshkosh, was recognized in two categories – pediatrics and general practice.

Dr. Duwell, along with the other 44 Aurora physicians who received recognition in their respective fields, will be mentioned on a half-hour special at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 18 on Channel 5. They are:

OB/GYN, large city: Dr. Thomas Halloin, Dr. Stephen Sehring, Dr. Cynthia Brown-Sullivan, Dr. John Gallagher, Dr. Michael Kincheloe, Dr. James Gibson, and Dr. Donald Sipes, all of Green Bay; Dr. Thomas Ries and Dr. Katherine Cleveland of Sheboygan; and Dr. Juliana Digiosia, Dr. Michael Pech, and Dr. Megan Landauer of Oshkosh.

Pediatrician, large city: Dr. Yolo Diaz and Dr. Donald Beno of Green Bay; Dr. Steven Pizer, Dr. Rolf Simonson and Dr. Kristine Wake of Sheboygan; and Dr. Scott Johnson and Dr. Rebecca Webb of Oshkosh.

Orthopedist, large city: Dr. Jon Henry and Dr. Robert Greene of Manitowoc, and Dr. John Livermore, Dr. Douglas Fehrman and Dr. Jan Deroos of Sheboygan.

General practitioner, large city: Dr. Raymond Bachhuber of De Pere; Dr. Aleksandar Rosic and Dr. Thomas Koeher of Green Bay; Dr. Alan Cherkasky of Kaukauna; Dr. Steven Blaha, Dr. Matthew Fischer, Dr. Jon Carlson, Dr. Kevin Green, and Dr. Stephen Maassen of Oshkosh; and Dr. David Phelan, Dr. Robert Wenberg, Dr. Rieck Beiersdorf, Dr. Jeffrey Lynds and Dr. Patrick Murphy of Sheboygan.

Cardiologist, large city: Dr. George Kuttickat of Sheboygan.

OB/GYN, small city: Dr. Lois Lambert of Two Rivers.

Pediatrician, small city: Dr. Jung-Nan Tsai of Marinette.

General practitioner, small city: Dr. Dharmesh Murthy and Dr. Scott Peschke of Plymouth, and Dr. Paul Samundsen of Valders.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 80 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact:  Mike Spofford (920-445-2165)

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