• Summit Health Celebrate National Doctors Day

Grateful words about Great people… 

Listed Alphabetically:

     * Denotes multiple tributes in support of Chambersburg Hospital, Waynesboro Hospital, or a Summit Health Affiliate or Service.

Julia E. Blum, MD *

  • "Thank you not only for your skill but your care and concern in caring for [us] at this difficult time."

Samuel Q. Bricker, MD

  • "Thanks for keeping us healthy.  Our entire family appreciates you."

H. Wallace Brubaker, Jr., MD *

  • "For the past 25 years you have been friend and physician.  One of the best, if not the BEST.  God Bless!"
  • "Thank you for your excellent care and commitment to your patients and your community.  We appreciate all that you do."

Michael R. Cashdollar, MD

  • "In appreciation for your care and compassion that you demonstrate toward your Oncology patients…I will always be grateful to you."

Ernest E. Charlesworth, MD

  • "We appreciate your humility, your willingness to listen, and your kind manner!  Thanks!  Not to mention your problem solving ability :)"
  • "Thanks for keeping this old body healthy these past 18 years."
  • "I appreciate all you do for me (and all your patients) to keep me healthy and active.  Your concern and caring mean a lot to me."

Cho Cho, MD

  • "Thanks for the good, detailed care you give to your patients."

Helena H. Choi, MD

  • "Dear Dr. Tang and Dr. Choi, Thank you both for being the best at what you do!  We are so fortunate to have the best family doctor and cardiologist around."

Louis E. Coda, MD *

  • "Thank you for your excellent care.  God Bless You!"
  • "Although you are no longer my special doctor - I have appreciated your care, concern, and great patient manner.  You are super."

Rose M. Dagen, DO *

  • "You have all been super caring, informative & very pleasant."
  • "I appreciate your kindness and patience and your conservative approach to my treatment."

H. Carter Davidson, MD  

(with Dr. Mark Dobish, Dr. Mahinur Khan, Dr. Arshad Safi, and Dr. Joseph Thornton)

  • “Dear Doctors yall!  We thank you for all yours' care & concern for my family & myself.  You are the best!  May God richly bless you all!"

Donald P. Delorenzo, Jr., MD *

  • "Many thanks for everything."
  • "Thank you so much for your wonderful care and consideration.  I really appreciate you."
  • "We appreciate your dedication & outstanding care you give to your patients.  Thank you.” (with Dr. Glass)

Mark P. Dobish, MD

(with Dr. H. Carter Davidson, Dr. Mahinur Khan, Dr. Arshad Safi, and Dr. Joseph Thornton)

  • "Dear Doctors yall!  We thank you for all yours' care & concern for my family & myself.  You are the best!  May God richly bless you all!"

Cara Dinger, PA-C

  • "Most appreciative for all you do and have done for me."

Joe R. Ferguson III, MD

  • "You have all been super caring, informative & very pleasant."

Betsie Figueroa-Cruz, FACC, MD *

  • "We can't thank you enough for keeping [name] healthy!  God bless you always."
  • "Most appreciative for all you do and have done for me."

Stephen B. Flack, MD *

  • "We greatly appreciate the care and support you provide to our entire family!  I know we can be challenging - thank you for all that you do!!!  You are greatly appreciated!"
  • "Thank you for what you have done and continue to do…"
  • "Thank you for going beyond expectations in providing health care to our family.  Your professional demeanor and caring attitude are very much appreciated."
  • "Thank you so much for the care you've given to us and our family over the years.  Thank you for being a caring and compassionate physician, and especially listening to our concerns.  We appreciate all you do.  You Rock!"
  • "Your sincere concern for your patients is appreciated by everyone. Your compassion and caring shows in all you do."

Jason A. Galicia, MD 

  • "We appreciate your kindness, gentle ways, & thoroughness.  Thank you very much."

Robert B. George, MD

  • “Thank you for your dedication.”

Louis L. Glass, MD

  • "Go Red Sox.  Your Yankees will win in 2014."
  • "I want to honor you for your professionalism and friendship.  Your expertise and attentiveness to your patient is second to none.  Thanks."
  • "We appreciate your dedication & outstanding care you give to your patients.  Thank you.”  (with Dr. DeLorenzo)

Robert F. Goldman, MD

  • "We thank you for your excellent family care.  Your dedication to our individual needs is superb.  Your detailed explanations to problems and their solutions are comforting attributes."
  • "Thank you for your good care.”

Margery A. Gordon, DO *

  • "You are always so pleasant and caring."
  • "I appreciate your caring and attention to my concerns - specifically how well you listen and respond.  Many thanks."

Anna Grigoryeva, MD 

  • "We appreciate getting good service locally rather than having to drive to bigger cities."

Stephen D. Henderson, MD 

  • "We consider ourselves fortunate to have you as our physician.  No time is wasted, you proceed diligently in a professional manor.  Thank you for your efforts.  May God bless you richly."

Wayne C. Hoover, MD

  • "Thank you for taking care of my GI problems last year."  (with Dr. Khokhar)

James Hurley III, MD

  • “Thanks for always caring.”

Peter M. Jablin, MD 

  • "Most appreciative for all you do and have done for me."

W. David Kent, MD *

  • "How grateful we are for your many years of caring for our family and particularly now as we have been blessed with your palliative care.”
  • "Your care, support and encouragement have been of more help to me than I could have imagined.  Thank you so very much."

Mahinur H. Khan, MD *

  • "Thank you for the care you gave my brother.”
  • "You kept telling me 'Trust me, everything will be all right'.  Your optimism was only matched by your expertise.  Thanks for everything. You are our hero. God Bless!"
  • "Most appreciative for all you do and have done for me."
  • “Dear Doctors yall!  We thank you for all yours' care & concern for my family & myself.  You are the best!  May God richly bless you all!" (with Dr. H. Carter Davidson, Dr. Mark Dobish, Dr. Arshad Safi, and Dr. Joseph Thornton)
  • “Thank you for the help with my breast cancer.  You and the (Grove Cancer Center staff) are the best”
  • "Happily, I do not need to see you as often now.  Much thanks to you and God I am in remission.  But you are and always will be very special to me."

Christopher J. Klinko, MD

  • "See you in May!"

M. Farooq Khokhar, MD

  • Thank you for taking care of my GI problems last year  (with Dr. Hoover)

William A. Kramer, MD

  • "Thank you for putting up with me!"

Kevin J. Lorentsen, MD * 

  • "Thank you for all your help."

Jeffrey S. Lutton, MD

  • "You guys have made my life so good.  Thank you for being so good at what you do!"

John P. Malayil, MD 

  • "We appreciate your dedication to our care.  Thank you for taking time to listen to all our concerns and never making us feel like you are in a hurry to move on to your next patient.  May God bless you as you use the gift He has given you."

Douglas R. Martzluf, MD *

  • "Thank you for putting up with us for so many years."
  • "We have been blessed to have a personal care physician as caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable as you."

Stephen J. Milback, MD

  • “Thank you for your dedication and commitment.  This statement says it all!”

Mary E. Money, MD

  • "Always appreciate your time & commitment you give to me & all of your patients!"

Linda L. Olson, CRNP *

  • "You have all been super caring, informative & very pleasant."
  • “Thank you for being there for me.”

James R. Owens, MD

  • “If you were to look in the dictionary under the word exemplary, it would read Dr. Owens.  You are a very dedicated doctor and a great credit to the profession.”

Thomas P. Orndorff, MD

  • "Thank you for your excellent care and commitment to your patients and your community.  We appreciate all that you do." 

Anthony E. Patterson, PhD, MD * 

  • "Thank you for your caring.  We both appreciate all the ways you and Helen and the staff are both professional and yet personal."
  • "Just wanted to say to you and Helen, Thanks for always listening and caring when I come in.  That means a great deal."
  • "For being patient with our bickering, jokes & complaints. For being a good listener.  For being 'there'. For caring."
  • "Thank you for being patient, kind, understanding.  Best wishes & keep well."

Paul J. Quesenberry, MD *

  • “I appreciate you.”
  • "I thank God for you.  You are a very nice Doctor and a friend.”

Jehanzeb Qureshi, MD *

  • "Thank you for all the care you have given to us.  We appreciate you.  You are a good physician and person.”
  • "You are a very good doctor.  You have a good personality.  Staff is very helpful."

Stephen J. Rettig, MD

  • "Thank you for your years of caring service."

Robert N. Richards, Jr., MD

  • "I appreciate all you have done for me.  Your concern and caring means a lot to so many patients and we are grateful."

Roger J. Robertson, MD *

  • "Thank you for your services, great bedside manner, thoroughness, expertise, sense of humor and dedication to patient care and well-being…"
  • "You guys have made my life so good.  Thank you for being so good at what you do!"

James W. Robinson, MD

  • "I appreciate your listening and communication skills very much, and your central role relating to my consultations with other doctors."

John F. Robinson, MD *

  • "Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for my wife."
  • "Thank You.  Two short words but they say so much.  It is very good therapy to have an appointment in your office.  It spurs me on to beat this thing called cancer."

Arshad Safi, FACC, FSCAI, MD

  • “Dear Doctors yall!  We thank you for all yours' care & concern for my family & myself.  You are the best!  May God richly bless you all!" (with Dr. H. Carter Davidson, Dr. Mark Dobish, Dr. Mahinur Khan, and Dr. Joseph Thornton)

Zachary W. Simpson, MD *

  • "Even though our time with you was short, we appreciated what time we had.  Thank you for the service."
  • "Thank you for your continued care of the geriatric patients/residents under your care."

Joseph H. Stewart III, DO *

  • "Thank you for your years of caring service."

Mark A. Swartz, MD

  • "As long time patients of yours, we appreciate your services provided over the years.  We are aware of your dedication to Family Practice.  Thanks!!"

Aylmer C. Tang, MD

  • "Dear Dr. Tang and Dr. Choi, Thank you both for being the best at what you do!  We are so fortunate to have the best family doctor and cardiologist around."

Robert J. Ternes, MD *

  • "Thanks for your commitment to the elderly."
  • “Thank you for your care and compassion.”

Joseph K. Thornton, MD

  • “Dear Doctors yall!  We thank you for all yours' care & concern for my family & myself.  You are the best!  May God richly bless you all!" (with Dr. H. Carter Davidson, Dr. Mark Dobish, Dr. Mahinur Khan, and Dr. Arshad Safi)

Robert A. Wingerd, MD

  • "I appreciate your friendship and all that you've done for our community.  Your compassion for others is endless.  The wisdom you share is priceless.  Thank you for setting the bar so high for those who follow your example.  You are a role model and my 'hero'".

Tributes received without comments honor the following physicians:

  • JoAnn Angstadt, MD
  • Julia E. Blum, MD * 
  • H. Wallace Brubaker, Jr., MD * 
  • Donald P. Delorenzo, Jr., MD *
  • Stephen B. Flack, MD *
  • Jason Lee Gerboc, DO
  • Robert F. Goldman, MD  *
  • Hess Medical Clinic
  • W. David Kent, MD *
  • Mahinur H. Khan, MD *
  • Kevin J. Lorentsen, MD *
  • Robert P. Lyons, MD
  • Douglas R. Martzluf, MD *
  • David G. Marx, MD
  • Anthony E. Patterson, PhD, MD *
  • Rebecca L. Pound, MD
  • Paul J. Quesenberry, MD *
  • Jehanzeb Qureshi, MD *
  • Richard S. Richards II, MD
  • Robert N. Richards, Sr. MD
  • Roger J. Robertson, MD *
  • John F. Robinson, MD *
  • Shaju Shamsuddin, MD
  • Ryan T. Shelly, DO
  • Joseph H. Stewart III, DO *
  • Robert J. Ternes, MD *
  • Albert Tom, MD
  • Timothy P. Walsh, MD

Thank you to all who honored their doctors with charitable gifts to your nonprofit hospitals!

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