July 1, 2021
Fredericksburg, VA (July 1, 2021) – Dr. Abhijeet Nakave, Mary Washington Hospitalist, receives Top
100 Healthcare Visionaries Award from the International Forum on Advancements
in Healthcare (IFAH).
“I am honored that I was nominated and selected to receive this prestigious
award and for the continued support from Mary Washington Healthcare. When
the COVID-19 pandemic hit not only in India, but also here in the USA,
we saw many changes in the way the medical practice is conducted via telemedicine.
MDtok is helping by reducing the burden in many healthcare systems around
the world so that they can better communicate, review cases, deliver counseling,
education, patient support and guidance towards the treatment plan,”
says Dr. Nakave.
Daniel Woodford, MD, Medical Director for the Mary Washington Medical Group
says, “Dr. Nakave has always demonstrated a passion for connecting
sometimes distinct segments of healthcare--such as primary care and hospital
medicine--through technology in order to provide the most comprehensive
and successful care plan for his patients. His recent work with recruiting
his colleagues in the Fredericksburg region and beyond to provide virtual
health care and other means of support to suffering patients in India
is an extension of that heart for his patients. Dr. Nakave truly exemplifies
the spirit of selfless service that we encourage in all of our providers
at Mary Washington Healthcare.”
IFAH primarily comprises achievers from the industry who are recognized
for their contributions and provide a platform for networking and knowledge
sharing amongst this elite group of high performing individuals and companies.
All nominees were adjudged on five parameters: Overall Reach, Industry
Impact, Spirit of Innovation, Future Readiness and Market Demand.
Dr. Nakave, founder of MDtok put out a virtual call for help during the
worst peaks of the pandemic in India, and more than 400 doctors from the
United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Australia responded.
Since then, the MDtok.com website has had almost 4 million hits and more
than 30,000 virtual visits between doctors who live in other parts of
the world. This allows primary care doctors along with the specialists
from tertiary care centers to review patient cases to make sure the patient
is receiving the best care possible.
MDtok efforts were noticed by Los Angeles Times, American Telemedicine
Association, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, American
Indians Physicians of Northern Ohio and many print, online media, and
Indian News channels.
About Mary Washington Healthcare
Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system
that provides inpatient and outpatient care through more than 50 facilities
and services including Mary Washington Hospital, a 471-bed regional medical
center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington
Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system with a longstanding commitment
to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about
our services and facilities, please visit www.mwhc.com.