Tucker named Baptist Easley Physician of the Quarter

EASLEY — Baptist Easley Hospital recently named Michelle Tucker, MD, as the Cam Underhill Practicing Excellence Physician of the Quarter award winner.

Michelle Tucker, MD

Michelle Tucker, MD

The award is based on the Baptist Easley Medical Staff Standards of Behavior: Integrity, Compassion and Competence.

Tucker is associated with MountainView OB-GYN. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

“I want to thank you for your kindness and for taking so much time with me on my first visit to you,” one of Tucker’s nominations read. “You were recommended to me in December 2012 when I was struggling with an ectopic pregnancy. After it was all over, I dreaded ever going back to a doctor because it just brought it all up again. I remembered your name and finally scheduled my appointment for my checkup. You were so patient with my questions and tender with my desire for a child but also understanding of my hesitancy to take more action.

“I know that the Lord answered prayer by sending me to your office, and I wanted to thank you for being a compassionate doctor who seemed more like a dear friend, offering your own heartbreaks to help me know that you understood.”

“This physician is compassionate about her patients,” another nomination read. “I was so happy when before I had surgery, I asked her if she would pray. They were getting ready to put me to sleep, and Dr. Tucker asked them to wait. She took my hand and asked everyone in the operating room if it was all right.

“She prayed, and everyone did. It was like Jesus was holding my hand. I was so at peace. She is so caring. I’m very happy that God lead me to her. She is a blessing in my life. She makes going to see a doctor feel like I’m seeing a friend who cares.”