Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Van Pelt, who received the Physician Appreciation Award in April 2015!
Her nomination surrounded the following story:
The patient was a female who had a large tumor-like mass. For years, she could find no surgeon to remove this mass until she met Andrea Van Pelt, who immediately saw the need and answered this patient's cry for help. Van Pelt was caring, compassionate, professional and skilled in removing this tumor, forever changing the quality of this patient's life.
In a follow-up call from the patient, her first comment about Van Pelt was that the doctor had given the patient her life back. The patient can now walk “forever” with her husband’s assistance, whereas before she could only walk a few feet. The patient continued about Van Pelt: “She is my angel and I was searching for her healing hands for years. She is an answer to my prayers!”
Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Van Pelt!