Position: Assistant Medical Director
Organization: Housecall Doctors Medical Group
Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Dr Jason Abney has spent the majority of his physician career working with our seniors, devoting his time and energy to administering care to the frailest of the frail, those patients who are homebound. He is deeply commited to Housecall Doctors' core value-to make a difference in the lives of their patients. As Assistant Medical Director Dr Abney provides mentoring and leadership to the physician assistants, nurse practitioners and his fellow physicians at Housecall Doctors. Besides being a visiting clinician he leads the Quality Assurance committee which defines and implements policy for ongoing improved care of the homebound. In addition to these duties Dr Abney is an instructor for Downey Regional Medical Ctr leading medical students, residents and fellows in their geriatric rotation. He serves as medical director for both Silverado Hospice and Silverado Senior Living Newport Mesa and is currently in the process of becoming Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care.
What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Dr Abney has the ability to be compassionate and comforting while maintaining composure and confidence in working with the most medically challenging of his patients. His co-workers admire his dedication and willingness to share his knowledge and experience and his patients consistently compliment his unhurried manner and attention to detail. The Housecall Doctors team is very proud to put Dr Jason Abney's name forth for nomination as Outstanding Physician of the Year.