“He has a gift for helping patients turn anxiety into confidence.”
Central Valley Area
The stress of serious illness, the prospect of surgery, the fear of the unknown: These can make spending time in a hospital an anxiety-filled experience for patients and their loved ones. Dr. Alexander Chan has a special gift for helping hospitalized patients trade their anxiety for confidence and trust.
“He is kind, caring and proactive. When problems arise in the hospital, Dr. Chan focuses on solutions, even when it entails staying late into the night,” says Chief of Utilization Bill King, MD.
As a hospitalist in Modesto, Dr. Chan specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. He must be an expert in clinical knowledge in order to make the instant critical decisions his job requires. But knowledge is not enough; he must also be a leader, and he is. As the team lead of the Hospitalist service, Dr. Chan coordinates the efforts of other team members to achieve the best results for the patient. His team says this is where he really shines.
“He’s great – easy going while being laser-focused on getting the job done,” said Michelle Cedano, Continuing Care Coordinator Assistant. “When issues arise, he always deals with them in ways that support the team.”
Dr. Chan’s coworkers have recognized him for his generosity and caring through the Modesto Butler Service Award. “When we heard about the Heroes recognition, we said, ‘yeah, he’s all that too,’” said Michelle.