Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, Norwalk Hospital, Whitingham Cancer Center

When I was growing up there were a whole lot of doctors on TV that were dreamy long before there was McDreamy and McSteamy on Gray’s Anatomy. There was  Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, Dr. Joe Gannon (played by Chad Everett). Later came the cute guys from Scrubs and the doc in Northern Exposure.  But I gotta tell ya, none of these guys can hold a candle to my very own oncologist, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz.  Long before you meet him, his reputation proceeds him – and being the rebellious type that I am, I figured “Eh, how much can you like an oncologist, anyway?”  Well, I’ve learned that the answer is a lot!  You can’t be in his presence without getting the real impression that he is honestly listening, honestly cares and is in it with you for the long haul.  I truly can’t imagine going through this kinda of protocol without his amazing care, support and trust. A triple A rating for my Dr. Z. chadbencasey kildare