The American Health Council has cordially appointed Dr. Doris Evans, M.D., as “Best in Medicine.” Having worked in the healthcare industry for over four decades, Dr. Evans is an expert in the field of pediatrics and continues to demonstrate exceptional knowledge and care throughout her work.
From a young age, Dr. Evans had always wanted to become a doctor. With the belief that medicine was the only route for her, she went to medical school with the view to becoming a general surgeon. During her academic studies, Dr. Evans met a mentor in pediatrics while at Metro, which resulted in her pursuing that field and becoming a pediatrician.
Dr. Evans attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where she graduated in 1968 with her MD. Following this, she went on to complete an internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her residency at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital.
Currently working at MetroHealth, Dr. Evans fulfils the role as a pediatrician. MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier patient community through service, education, discovery, and teamwork. Since 1837, the MetroHealth System has provided basic health care needs for patients in the Cleveland area and also supports them through national crises such as the outbreak of tuberculosis and the polio epidemic. Today, MetroHealth is an integrated health system with an acute care hospital.
The healthcare center provides a number of treatments for a variety of illnesses or problems. Some of these include allergy, burn care, trauma, emergency care, cancer care, cardiology, rehabilitation, behavioral health, dermatology, dentistry, chemotherapy, otolaryngology, geriatrics, fertility, gastroenterology, pediatrics, women’s health, and podiatry.
Throughout her working day, Dr. Evans has a number of responsibilities. As a Pediatrician, Dr. Evans provides care for both physical and emotional health. As a result, she has found that many of the problems children have are due to their underlying emotional health. The main focus of her role is to educate both parents and children to understand their physical and mental health.
During her forty-five year career, Dr. Evans has enjoyed a variety of successes. One she is particularly proud of is when she worked alongside her late friend, Marilyn Ruth Hamre and together they utilized a unique model of care that resulted in a remodel of the center. Every patient that was 3 years old or younger would see both of them; parents would have the opportunity to talk through development and behavioral concerns with Dr. Evans, while Marilyn would examine mental health.
Other professional successes include receiving the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve Special Recognition Award in 2012, the Eleanor Hadley Award from the Hanna Perkins Center in 2000 and in 1994 received the YWCA Women of Achievement Award. Dr. Evans is also proud of receiving the Award of Excellence in Patient Care – she was the only student to be awarded it in Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Evans was named the Executive Director of the First Tee of Cleveland in 2004. She retired as Executive Director in 2010, however, she is still an active supporter and ambassador. In her honor, a 1000 merit scholarship is awarded to a participant every year.
Looking to the future, Dr. Evans aims to continue providing excellent care for her patients. She would also like to volunteer once a week and serve at her church.
Dr. Evans is an active golfer, therefore in her spare time she enjoys leisurely playing that. Additionally, she enjoys photography and is very active within her church community.
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Pediatrician at MetroHealth
- MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier patient and a healthier community through service teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Since 1837, the MetroHealth System has cared for Clevelanders for their most basic health needs and through national crises such as the outbreak of tuberculosis and the polio epidemic. Today, MetroHealth is an integrated health system with an acute care hospital.