OLEAN, NY – Dr. Gary Carl, a urologist with OGH’s Foothills Medical Group of Olean General Hospital, was presented with the Golden Stethoscope Award during the OGH medical staff’s September meeting.

The award is a result of nominations from employees and is presented semi-annually to a physician who has exemplary relationships with patients and families and demonstrates great teamwork, patient teaching skills and support of hospital employees. This prestigious honor was created to recognize physicians who exhibit an exceptional level of professionalism, integrity and teamwork in caring for patients and families, as well as interacting with hospital staff members and other physicians.

 “Dr. Carl excels in caring and compassionate communication. He sits with each patient and discusses their concerns," according to the nomination statement. ”He will even take patients into his office to show them their CT or ultrasound, so they are able to see firsthand what is going on with their body. He discusses at length all options of care or treatment and allows the patient to be a part of the decision process."

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Carl earned a medical degree at the University of Texas, completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh and is certified by the American Board of Urology. 

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