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‘Hand Guy’ named Barton’s Doctor of the Year

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Dr. Daniel T. Robertson, left, is named doctor of the year by Dr. Clint Purvance, Barton’s chief medical officer.

The votes have been tallied and Daniel T. Robertson, MD, has been selected as Barton Health's Doctor of the Year.

Robertson is an orthopedic surgeon for Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Known as "the hand guy" by one voter, he specializes in treating injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

To honor Doctor's Day, Barton employees and physicians vote for the Doctor of the Year. A special recognition ceremony was held March 31.

Dr. Clint Purvance, chief medical officer, praised Dr. Robertson for the "remarkable job" he does for patients.

Robertson received votes across many different Barton departments. In the ballots, peers recognized Robertson for providing "exceptional patient care every time." He goes above and beyond his duties and "always makes himself available even when he is not on-call." One Barton employee said that Robertson is a team player who "appreciates that we are all on the same team and all here for our patients."

Robertson also received kudos from his patients. One patient described him as a "cool cat." Another patient, who was visiting from out of town, said "I was so lucky to get Dr. Robertson as my surgeon. He stayed late to get me into surgery the same day … I feel like I'm in the best hands."

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