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ADC elects new board members

Doctors elected to board of directors

Dr. Patrick Nolan (left) and Dr. Laura Guerrero (right)

Doctors of The Austin Diagnostic Clinic Tuesday evening elected members to the organization’s Board of Directors for 2013.

Patrick Nolan, MD, an ADC neurologist, was one of two physicians elected to the board for 2013. Dr. Nolan previously served on the board from 2007-2012.

Dr. Laura Guerrero, ADC Internal Medicine, was re-elected as an incumbent. Both physicians will serve five-year terms.

“These two physicians both have experience at the board level, and I feel confident that the Clinic is on a steady path toward improvement,” said Dr. Paul Moore, current ADC board chairman.

ADC board members serve as the leadership team responsible for the Clinic’s overall business and strategy.

Other current board members are surgeon Tom Brown, MD,  internist Jerry Hood, MD, endocrinologist Paul Moore, MD, hospitalist Ravjeev Prakash, MD, rheumatologist Monty Tew, MD, allergist John Villacis, MD, and pediatrician Dick Worrel, MD.

The board of directors elected the following officers:

  • Chairman of the Board – Paul Moore, MD 
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board – Laura Guerrero, MD
  • Board Secretary/Treasurer – Dick Worrel, MD

Physicians recognized

Beth Nauert

Dr. Beth Nauert

During the annual meeting, several physicians were recognized for their work at the Clinic.

Dr. Beth Nauert, ADC Pediatrics, was honored as the 2012 Physician of the Year. She was surrounded by her family and friends as her colleague, Dr. Diane Garza, ADC Pediatrics, acknowledged her many achievements.

Among them, Dr. Nauert has volunteered her time for the past 20 years with the Children’s Advocacy Center, where she gives medical examinations to children suspected of being sexually abused. She also testifies in court on their behalf.

“What a wonderful lady,” said Dr. Moore. “She’s a jewel! What she has given of herself for abused children is a wonderful thing.”

Dr. Nauert also mentors medical students in her practice.

Dr. Nauert’s colleague, Dr. Vanessa Chiapetta, ADC Pediatrics, was honored with the Clinic’s “Henry” award. The award, named after ADC founder Henry Renfert, MD, recognizes physician contributions toward outreach in the community.

Dr. Chiapetta received the award for working to create educational videos and write online articles about health topics.

Department honors

ADC’s Cardiology department was also recognized for the high level of care its doctors and staff members gave in 2012. The recognition was based on many benchmarks, including patient satisfaction surveys, in which cardiology received 100 percent.

ADC Cardiology doctors are Stuart Damore, MD, Jose Mejia, MD, and Joseph Imsais, MD.