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Medical Guide 2011

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Riico J.N. Dotson, MD St. Elizabeth Community Hospital Physician of the Year Special to the Daily News St. Elizabeth Community Hospital is proud to announce Riico J. N. Dotson, MD as the 2010 recipient of the Values in Action Physician of the Year Award, the highest honor in the Catholic Healthcare West system. This award brings spe- cial distinction as the selection is based on nomi- nations from employees, board members, fellow physicians, volunteers and Sisters of Mercy. Based on these nominations, a selection commit- tee chooses a physician who exemplifies the val- ues of the organization, is active in leadership and who exhibits excellent clinical knowledge and skills. Dotson was presented the honor at the annual Catholic Healthcare West North State Service Area Board Dinner earlier this month. As the Medical Director for the St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine Program, Dotson has dedicated much of his practice to the athletes and weekend war- riors of the North State region. Dotson and his wife and practice manager, Marie, relocated to the area in 2003. A graduate of the Mayo Medical School and UC San Francisco Medical School, Dotson is a fellowship trained sports medicine physician. He has been the team physician for local sports teams including the Redding Rage women's football team, Red Bluff High School and Foothill High School to name a few. Dotson is often seen on the sidelines of various youth sporting events or providing sports injury preven- tion education throughout the region. Comments from the nominations include: "Dr. Doston is wonderful to his patients and hospital staff, and is always willing to teach and share his extensive knowledge. He is very competent and extremely pleasant to work with; he lights up the unit whenever he comes to work." Dotson is highly respected among his peers and the health care team of St. Elizabeth. Dotson has an office in Red Bluff and Redding and can be reached at either location 528-4433. Tehama County Medical Guide - 2011 13

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