Carol Criss Honors Dr. Landgraf

Carol Criss with her doctor, Dr. Landgraf

Held each year on March 30, National Doctors’ Day honors the men and women who dedicate their lives to caring for others. For Carol Criss, it’s a great reason to recognize her physician, Dr. Susan Landgraf, for her dedication and compassion over the last 20 years.

“No matter how busy her day, she always comes into the exam room with a smile,” Carol, a retired speech pathologist, says of Dr. Landgraf. “She’s approachable, truly takes the time to listen, and gives you all the time you need to ask questions.”

“She makes you feel like a whole person when you are with her – you’re not just an appointment,” Carol adds.

It is Dr. Landgraf’s vigilance and intuition that Carol credits with her life. After a suspected episode of vertigo brought Carol into the office, Dr. Landgraf recommended she see a specialist to rule out any further complications. It was quickly discovered there was more going on than met the eye. Early intervention and treatments resulted in a full recovery from a potentially fatal ailment.

Dr. Landgraf, a member of Thompson Health’s Canandaigua Family Practice, says she is honored by Carol’s kind words and support.

"Making a difference in others’ lives is why I became a physician in the first place," she says. "Carol’s gesture reiterates why we practice medicine each day.”

2016 Doctor's Day Honorees

R. Douglas Alling, MD
Makika Ban-Hoefen, MD
Josephine Barrett, MD
Dirk M. Bernold, MD
Aaron J. Bishop, MD
Brendan C. Brady, MD
Ralph Brasacchio, MD
Dr. Carlson
Laurel A. Dallmeyer, MD
John J. D'Amore, MD
M. James Doling, MD
George Dondrenous, MD
Joseph Duba, MD
Garnetta M. Ely, MD
Emergency Room Staff & Doctors & Nurses
Katherine Exter, NP
James P. Fennelly, MD
Michael M. Foote, MD
Dr. Gallagher
Kipling B. Goh, MD
Kerry P. Graff, MD
David C. Grimm, MD
Seo H. Gyn, MD
Bryan A. Henry, MD
John Hwang, MD
Sungjun J. Hwang, MD
Michael E. Kader, MD
Bruce P. Klein, MD
Susan M. Landgraf, MD
Marc Lavender, MD
Jeffrey C. Long, MD
Zbigniew Lukawski, MD
John F. McGuire, MD
Robert W. Meyer, MD
Michael J. Mitchko, MD
Julia M. Morgan, MD
Leslie Myers, MD
Carl Oshrain, MD
Robert J. Ostrander, MD
Bradley K. Peck, MD
Carla Peracchia, MD
Brian Piotrowski, MD
Heidi C. Piper, MD
Harry S. Pitler, MD
William Platzer, MD
Jill K. Potts, MD
Susan V. Rockwell, MD
Mark Ryan, MD
Carl P. Sahler, MD
Ernesto Santana, MD
Molly P. Scharf, MD
Donna J. Schue, MD
Christopher Scibelli, MD
Robert W. Scott, MD
Roger D. Sequeira, MD
Paul A. Shapiro, MD
Elisabete Sharp, MD
John J. Sharza, MD
Virginia Shepard, MD
George A. Sirotenko, MD
Robert L. Smith, MD
Staff of Honeoye Family Practice
Muammer Tasbas, MD
Cynthia E. Teerlinck, MD
Thompson Family Practice - Lima
Thompson Physicians
Albert J. Tricomi, MD
Roger K. Vince, MD
Guan Wu, MD
Vincent M. Yavorek, MD
Karen E. Yax, NP
Marc S. Zarfes, MD