Medical expertise and compassionate care should always go hand-in-hand when it comes to treating patients. Going to the doctor or health provider can be an unnerving experience for many people. Professionals who incorporate The Golden Rule into their practice philosophy are ones that stand out in people’s minds for the better. The 2016 Best Bedside Manner Awards, presented by OurHealth Richmond magazine, honors medical providers who were voted by the local community for their kindness, empathy and attentiveness—attributes that go a long way in gaining a patient’s confidence. Please join us in congratulating this year’s 4th Annual Best Bedside Manner Award winners. The Voting Process: During the month of May 2016, the Best Bedside Manner Awards Voting Form was available on OurHealth’s website, www.ourhealthrichmond.com. The form consisted of over 40 medical specialties (with definitions of each specialty) in which the public could submit the first and last names of local medical providers by the applicable specialty. If you have any questions, please contact Stephen McClintic Jr., publisher of OurHealth, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.387.6482.