The Doctor Of The Year category, sponsored by Synergy Dental -The Best Of Health Awards principal sponsor- is for the family doctor, GP, hospital doctor, surgeon, registrar or consultant-from the NHS or private sector who goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide the best service for all.
The category was won last year by Dr Karen Seal, clinical psychologist and lead physician at the NHS Blackpool and North Lancashire Eating Disorder Service, based on Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, who received two nominations.
The judges were impressed after reading how she helped change the life of a patient – a mother in her 50s who suffered from anorexia.
The patient told how she was “professional, caring, worked tirelessly, dedicated and compassionate” – all the qualities the judges felt a doctor should be.
Dr Zuber Bagasi, from sponsors Synergy Dental, said: “As the chief executive officer of Synergy Dental group, it gives me immense pleasure to be the principal sponsor of The Best Of Health Awards. As health care professionals, The Best of Health Awards allow us to recognise the dedication and coritribution of our fellow colleagues, by supporting this fantastic occasion. We are all aware 0f the challenges facing our health care system and events such as this, which highlight the achievements, developments and hard work we have all been part of, will only benefit our community for the future. I am so proud that I myself have been part of transforming the healthcare treatments and facilities Blackpool now has to offer. Ten years ago, I had a vision to encompass dentistry, facial aesthetics and hair transplantation under one umbrella and it is 2015 when myself and my team have reached this goal. Let’s support each other to continue improving our level of care and service we offer within our community.”