Dr. Valdez honored at Teche Regional

MORGAN CITY, La. — Dr. Dean Valdez is Teche Regional Medical Center’s 2012-13 Physician of the Year.

Butch Frazier, Teche Regional Medical Center’s CEO, recently presented Valdez, cardiologist, with the Physician of the Year Award.

Ballots were sent to all Teche Regional employees asking them to vote on the physician they believed should be honored as Physician of the Year. Valdez had the highest number of votes by hospital employees. For this honor, he received a recognition plaque as well as his picture on a plaque in the Wall of Fame at the hospital.

Valdez earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship programs at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans. He has been in private cardiology practice for more than a decade. He is a member of the Teche Regional Medical Center staff as a cardiologist with Southern Heart Clinic in Morgan City.

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