James Orr, MD, Recognized as Compassionate Physician Award
James W. Orr, Jr. M.D., a gynecologic oncologist with 21st Century Oncology, and Medical Director of the Regional cancer Center has been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors for 2011, through the Patients’ Choice recognition program. The award is based on reviews written by patients.
James W. Orr, Jr. M.D., a gynecologic oncologist with 21st Century Oncology, and Medical Director of the Regional cancer Center has been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors for 2011, through the Patients’ Choice recognition program. The award is based on reviews written by patients. Each month, more than 200,000 patients nationwide provide Patients’ Choice with feedback about a recent visit to a physician’s office. Doctors are rated factors including: bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, degree of follow-up, courtesy of office staff, and overall opinions. Dr. Orr was also selected as the first Saks Fifth Avenue Humanitarian Award recipient.
This is the second time that Dr. Orr has been recognized for his compassion in treating his patients; having first received this honor in 2010. Dr. Orr has been recognized with a Patients’ Choice Award every year since 2008. According to Erika Boyer, vice president of consumer research for Patients’ Choice, “Treating patients, not just the disease, is what you excel at, and your patients appreciate the kindness you have dispensed along with your medical care.” Boyer continued, “Physicians generally receive positive feedback from their patients, but only a select few receive praise about the compassion that accompanied their care. Of the nation's 720,000 active physicians, less than 3% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2011.”
“This award is particularly meaningful because it is a direct reflection of how my patients feel about the care they receive in my office,” said Dr. Orr. “That they took the time to complete a survey is important to me, but the fact that they truly feel cared for is what we strive for every day.”
A graduate of the University of Virginia School or Medicine, Dr. Orr received his internship, residency and fellowship training at the University of Alabama Hospital (Birmingham). He is a Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist.
About 21st Century Oncology
Headquartered in Fort Myers, 21st Century Oncology, LLC. is a leading developer and operator of radiation therapy centers in the U.S. For 30 years, 21st Century Oncology has been committed to providing premier, quality, cost-effective radiation therapy services that are responsive to the needs of its patients through continuous improvement and innovation. The company employs over 113 radiation oncologists and over 138 specialists, including 84 urologists, 28 surgeons, 15 medical oncologists, 3 pathologists, 4 gynecologic oncologists and 4 primary care physicians. They operate 94 facilities in 16 states in the USA with another 27 internationally for a total of 121 facilities.