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National Doctor’s Day is March 30!

National Doctor’s Day is Saturday, March 30

The Cooper Foundation is proud to honor and recognize Cooper’s outstanding physicians for the care they provide to their patients and the community. Cooper doctors often go above and beyond to provide comfort, care and compassion during times of need.

March 30 is the date we formally recognize our doctors, but we’re thankful for their service and expertise each and every day.

To our valued patients, we thank you for trusting your health care needs to Cooper University Health Care.

Here are just a few of the messages we’ve received from grateful Cooper patients: 

Dr. Mary Monari-Sparks
Thank you for the medical and personal care that you have extended to me. Your extensive knowledge and extra interest have helped me through my most challenging days. – Grateful Patient

Perry J. Weinstock, M.D.
With many thanks and gratitude for always taking the time to explain all facets of my heart health concerns. – Marion C.

Dr. Adam Schindelheim and Dr. Jerrold Friedman
Thank you for being such attentive, compassionate, and caring physicians.  It means a lot that you take the time to listen and go the extra mile to treat your patients with kindness and empathy! – Christy M.

Dr. Pallav Mehta
I just want to say from the bottom of my heart how important what you do is. The research you do and the lives you change. I can never express how thankful my family and I are. Keep it up! – Holly C.

Dr. Phillip Koren
I will forever be grateful! – Lisa D.

Dr. Mary Monari-Sparks
Thank you for the excellent care I receive on every appointment. You are a very caring and you’re an exceptional doctor. I appreciate you! – Judy G.

Dr. Kumar Rajagopalan
I am fortunate that you were my doctor and am delighted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your astute diagnostic skills, compassionate care, and thoughtful treatment. Your diligent pursuit of the cause of my rare medical condition has led me to a successful treatment. You are a credit to the profession and the Cooper University Health System. – Marilyn W.

Dr. Kim Rozengarten
She is STILL the best doctor I’ve ever had! I miss her wonderful patient care since I moved to Texas. Hope you’re doing well, Kim!  – Racheal B.

Dr. Jeffrey P. Carpenter
Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter exemplifies the qualities of what a great physician is. I am proud to say that he is my doctor. – Grateful Patient

Dr. David Fuller
Dr. Fuller and his surgical team did a wonderful job relocating a nerve in my elbow. They were all very professional, yet very friendly at the same time. I felt completely comfortable, from the office visit, to the surgical suite, and recovery. – Grateful Patient

Dr. Roy Levinson
Thank you Roy Levinson for being such an AWESOME and compassionate doctor.  It brings us so much peace of mind knowing you have our backs!  – Gilah S.

Dr. Pamela Traisak
Thank you Dr. Traisack for your graciousness and sweet delivery of care. I am most grateful. – Gilah S.

Dr. Akshar Patel
Since my first day in the Cooper system you have been with me every step of the way and made my journey much easier. Your responsiveness to my questions and concerns made it clear that I am not alone on my journey. Doctor’s Day is about doctors like you! Bravo!  – Grateful Patient

Dr. Nadir Ahmad
Just a little note to let you know that we will be forever grateful to you and your awesome team for saving out loved one’s life from throat and neck cancer. You care and we are so lucky to have found you! God bless you and thank you.  – Karen M.

Dr. Jerrold Friedman
Thank you so much for your professionalism, care and kindness. Your service and dedication is an asset to Cooper. Happy Doctor’s Day! – Elizabeth S.

Doctors: Generosa Grana, Lauren Smith Krill, Steven C. Bonawitz
Dr. Brill, Dr. Grana, Dr. Bonawitz, Dr. Krill, and all of their staff have been nothing but amazing.  They literally saved my life and put up with me for an entire year, which is no easy feat.  I am proud to be treated at Cooper. – Erika H.

Dr. Adolfo Prettelt
As I waited in his office an accumulation of about 3 inches of snow had covered my car. I was recovering from lymphoma cancer and had heart problems. He removed the snow from my car. – Grateful Patient

Saifuddin Mama, M.D.
Dr. Mama is more than just an OB/GYN — he looks at the full health picture of the women in his care. He has been an invaluable advisor to me on my health journey in addition to ensuring the safe delivery of my daughters. – Kate S.

Dr. Kedron N. Horvath
You are a patient and compassionate person, both qualities make you a great Doctor. – Carol M.

Dr. Cynthia McCleery
Thank you for saving my life – twice I am extremely fortunate that you are my doctor and am delighted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your astute diagnostic skills, compassionate care, and thoughtful treatment. I continue to recommend you to friends and family so that they may benefit from the same quality of care that I receive. – Marilyn W.

Dr. Annie Masterson
We are so blessed to have had Dr. Masterson deliver not only our first daughter, but our second as well. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. Much success to you. – Jeanine A.

Dr. Akhil Patel
Your hard work and dedication turned a bad situation into a joyous occasion. Thank you! – Jeanine A.

Dr. David P. Warshal
Dr. Krill was right when she said I could trust you with my life. Not only are you technical skills brilliant but your compassion and caring are such comfort to me. You are truly a credit to MD Anderson’s team. I look forward to seeing you at each appointment not only because of your excellent skill but also because you have such a compassionate and calming personality. I am so glad Dr. Krill asked you to take my case! – Grace T.

Dr. Lawrence S. Weisberg
In December 2010 as I researched for a nephrologist for my husband, you were recommended. From that first visit to present, I feel privileged that my husband is under your care! He has been the recipient of your amazing medicine knowledge, continual caring, prompt responsiveness, being detailed-oriented and dedication to patient’s best interest. Thank you for your professionalism and being part of the medical society! – Grateful Patient

It’s Not Too Late!
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