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ADC announces 2012 board members and officers

The Austin Diagnostic Clinic doctors have elected new officers and board members to the ADC Board of Directors for 2012-13. They also recognized several physicians for their contributions to the multi-specialty clinic.

Three incumbents were re-elected as board officers: Chairman Paul Moore, M.D., an endocrinologist, Secretary and Treasurer Michael Schindel, M.D., a pulmonologist, and Vice Chairman Dick Worrel, M.D., a pediatrician. Also elected to serve on the board for his first term was Rajeev Prakash, M.D., an internal medicine hospitalist. Allergist John Villacis, M.D., was also re-elected to the board.

Special honors went to several physicians for their service to ADC. Michele McDermott, M.D., founder and director of the Menopause and Osteoporosis Center at ADC, was named Physician of the Year and received the 2011 Distinguished Service Award.

In recognition of his extensive marketing support in 2011, Gastroenterologist Todd Sheer, M.D., received the “Henry” award, named after ADC founder Henry Renfert, M.D., for his participation in ADC’s first online Twitter chat with patients.

Two ADC sections—cardiology and obstetrics/gynecology—received the Annual Medical Continous Quality Improvement Award for achieving the highest percentage of improvement on multiple quality measures during 2011. The award also cited the sections’ implementation of proactive processes to improve patient quality of care.

ADC board members are elected to five-year terms and serve as the leadership team responsible for the clinic’s overall business and strategy. Other current board members are Tom Brown, M.D., an ADC surgeon; internal medicine physicians Laura Guerrero, M.D., and Jerry Hood, M.D.; and rheumatologist Monty Tew, M.D.