Three Virginia Cancer Institute Physicians Named “Best Bedside Manner” Recipients

Three of Virginia Cancer Institute’s 20 oncologists and hematologists were recognized in the first annual Bedside Manner Awards presented by OurHealth magazine. Dr. Elke K. Friedman, Dr. James T. May and Dr. David F. Trent were all named in the 2013 Best Bedside Manner Awards, which honors providers who have been voted for by the community. More than 10,000 patients in the community were surveyed and rated their experiences with doctors in over 60 specialties.  To view the complete list of honorees visit


Virginia Cancer Institute is an independent group of nationally known oncologists and hematologists who bring global advances in cancer treatment to Central Virginia. The practice’s physicians are so highly regarded that they were invited to help the American Society of Clinical Oncology define the standards for quality cancer practices in our country.


VCI currently has seven locations, with offices in Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Petersburg and Hopewell. To learn more about the practice, visit