The inaugural edition of Arkansas Money & Politics’ Outstanding Health Care Professionals features some of the state’s finest in the field of medicine. For the last three months, AMP has received hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes for those who would be considered the most outstanding hospital CEO, physician, nurse, small and large hospital, mental health facility, insurance provider, nurse practitioner, as well as women’s, men’s and children’s health provider, lifetime achievement, volunteerism, and best place to work. The following health care professionals and institutions represent the best in their respective category, as chosen by their peers from across the state of Arkansas.
Dr. John Brizzolara
Saline Memorial Hospital
John Brizzolara is a nationally recognized urologist at Brizzolara Urology & Associates, an affiliate of Saline Health System. A leader in the developments of minimally invasive techniques for the correction of discomfort caused by urinary health problems, he is well respected by urologists, gynecologists and uro-gynecologists across the country. His goal is to help ease patients’ discomfort caused by urinary health problems and help them get back to the life they want to live. Brizzolara Urology and Associates is located in Benton and serves Little Rock, Bryant, Harmony Grove, Bauxite, Sheridan, Hot Springs Village, Hot Springs and other surrounding communities.
“I love what I do and am very lucky to be able to call this ‘work’ — it doesn’t feel like work,” Brizzolara says. “I truly enjoy getting to know my patients and learning about their families. It’s a privilege to care for each and every one of my patients.”