May 31, 2012 (Atlanta) — Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physician Dr. Jayanthi Srinivasiah (Dr. Jay) is among the top five percent of physicians nationwide to be honored by Patientschoice.org for making a difference in the lives of her patients.
As recipient of the 2011 Patients’ Choice Award as one of Georgia’s favorite physicians, Dr. Jay was cited for outstanding patient care and expertise as determined by the reviews of her patients.
Established to provide a forum for patients to review of their doctors, Patientschoice.org compiles more than 200,000 reviews each month from around the nation and lists doctors with near perfect stores.
According to the group, while physicians generally receive positive reviews from their patients, “only a select few receive uniformly rave reviews across the board. Only those who have received rave reviews with near perfect scores by their patients are awarded this honor.”
Of the nation’s 830,000 active physicians, only 5 percent were given the Patients’ Choice Award for 2011.
Dr. Jay expressed her gratitude to the patients whose reviews of her work led to the award. “My patients come first in everything that I do, and I’m gratified that they cared enough about me to share their experiences in this way,” Dr. Jay said.
Dr. Jay has been listed in Guide to America’s Top Docs 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
In January, Dr. Jay received a Silver Award from the National Cancer Institute’s Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) for the number of patients enrolled in clinical trials.
The CCOP is a nationwide network that ensures that cancer patients have access to medical care in their own communities. Through the CCOP network, community physicians work in conjunction with scientists to conduct clinical trials supported by the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Jay is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. She completed her medical degree at Bangalore Medical College in Bangalore, India, and residencies at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL and the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. She completed a fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Jay’s areas of special interest include breast cancer, genetics, colon cancer, lung cancer, and benign hematology.
Dr. Jay is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the DeKalb County Medical Society. Dr. Jay chairs the Cancer Committee at DeKalb Medical, which includes the chairing of the Clinical Trials and Genetics Committees. She functions as an investigator with the Center for Oncology Research and Education (CORE). Dr. Jay currently serves on the GCS Board of Directors.
Georgia Cancer Specialists is a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S. and a leader in advanced cancer treatment and research. The practice supports more than 200,000 patient visits each year. GCS offers community-based medical oncology and hematology services and is the first private oncology practice to also provide a full range of support services for patients in Georgia, including wellness counseling and home health coordination. The GCS research department, whose focus is bringing targeted cancer therapy to communities, is the first in Georgia to offer Phase I clinical trials, the most novel cancer therapies available. GCS has 27 offices, 44 physicians, and more than 500 support staff members located in Metro Atlanta, and North and Central Georgia. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at www.gacancer.com GCS is The Cancer Answer®.