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AdvantageCare Physicians Recognizes Outstanding Providers for their Exceptional Service and Commitment to New York's Communities

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AdvantageCare Physicians Recognizes Outstanding Providers for their Exceptional Service and Commitment to New York's Communities

During the Provider Recognition Awards, AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) doctors were honored for their exceptional contributions to the practice

01/19/2024

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New York, NY (January 19, 2024) – AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY), one of the largest primary and specialty care practices in New York City, recognized doctors for their work and dedication during the Provider Recognition Awards. The biannual program acknowledges ACPNY's diverse providers who demonstrate excellence in patient care, community service, education, and leadership.

"ACPNY recognizes the exceptional work of its providers and medical staff, who embody the practice's values,” said Dr. Navarra Rodriguez, M.D., President & Chief Medical Officer of ACPNY, "Our medical staff strives to provide excellent care to the communities they live and serve daily.”

Below are the ACPNY 2024 January Provider Recognition Awards:

Dr. Akua Bediako

President’s Award for Service Excellence: Dr. Akua Bediako

Awarded by the President of ACPNY in recognition of the provider’s ability to meet and exceed care delivery expectations by enhancing the patient experience and delivering exceptional quality care to every patient.

 Dr. Beverly Sheppard

Executive Team’s Award for Physician Leadership Excellence: Dr. Beverly Sheppard

Awarded by the Execute Leadership Team of ACPNY in recognition of physicians' demonstration of leadership values through clinical and service contributions that enhance and improve care delivery, patient access, and employee engagement and growth.

Miao Yu-Burns, LCSW

Community Volunteerism Award: Miao Yu-Burns, LCSW

Awarded for the provider’s ability to engage our community and enhance its health and well-being.

Dr. Michael Zelenetz

Mentorship and Education Award: Dr. Michael Zelenetz

Awarded in recognition of the provider’s ability to enhance the care team and provider professional growth and development opportunities through mentorship and educational activities.

Allison Denny, LCSW-R

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award: Allison Denny, LCSW-R

Awarded in recognition of provider’s ability to drive cultural competence, improve access to care, and create a more inclusive workplace through greater understanding of whom we serve.

Dr. Sheena Patel

Patient Experience Excellence Award: Dr. Sheena Patel

Awarded in recognition of provider selection by patients and peers to deliver compassionate and highly recommended care that enhances the patient experience.

Dr. Chukwuebuka Udokwu

Rising Star Award: Dr. Chukwuebuka Udokwu

Awarded to an AdvantageCare Physicians provider within their first three years of employment at AdvantageCare Physicians who deliver compassionate care and exhibits professional growth that enhances healthcare delivery.

About AdvantageCare Physicians

AdvantageCare Physicians, one of the largest primary and specialty care practices in the New York area, provides quality, personalized care that is focused on the whole patient. With 30+ medical offices across the five boroughs and Long Island, serving more than half a million patients. AdvantageCare Physicians takes a team-based approach to care where physicians work with nurses, social workers, nutritionists, behavioral health specialists and other professionals. Visit acpny.com to learn more.

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