Diablo Valley Oncology Doctors Receive Patients’ Choice Award

Patients' Choice Awards winners: Diablo Valley Oncology

The recognition of the Patients’ Choice Award reflects the difference that a particular physician has made in the lives of their patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores as voted by their patients. Of the nation’s 830,000 active physicians, only 5% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2012.

All  physicians at Diablo Valley Oncology, recently received this prestigious award.  They are physicians Matthew Sirott, Robert Robles, Jewel Johl, Tiffany Svahn, Gigi Chen, Esther Catalya, Sachin Kamath and Sophia Rahman.  These medical oncologists, hematologists and radiation oncologist were rated by their patients on various components of care such as ease of appointment, promptness, courteous staff, diagnosis accuracy, amount of time they spent with the patient, their bedside manner and follow-up care.  They received the highest scores, a near perfect four star rating by their patients.  In fact, the practice has more doctors recognized than any other oncology practice in the area.

Dr. Robles, the group’s blood cancer specialist, has received the award three years in a row.  One comment from a patient’s review states: “Dr Robles explained my blood disease to me in a way I could understand. His medical knowledge and experience really impressed me. I know I am in good hands in his care. I would recommend Dr Robles to my best friend or parents.”

Another patient wrote about Dr. Catalya: “The nicest doctor I have ever had.  Wonderful lady and smart too!”

To view the complete Patients’ Choice “MD report card” profile of each physician, go to: www.patientschoice.org

 

Diablo Valley Oncology is located at the California Cancer and Research Institute in Pleasant Hill.  The cancer center is the largest freestanding, non-hospital based facility in Contra Costa County.  The center brings together medical oncology, hematology, radiation, chemotherapy, diagnostic imaging, clinical trials, and supportive care services – all in one convenient location.  Satellite offices in Rossmoor, San Ramon, and Brentwood.