Pride in Pittsburgh Award by Allegheny County Medical Society

Fredric Price, M.D. was one of only two physicians selected for the "Pride in Pittsburgh Award" presented to individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to improved healthcare in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The award was presented at the annual Allegheny County Medical Society gala at Heinz Field on March 19, 2011.

"I cannot think of anyone more deserving of an award for service as a physician and humanitarian than Dr. Fred Price," says Rebecca Kightlinger, DO, FACOG, Associate Professor, Global Health and Development, Allegheny College. "Dr. Price cared for my cancer patients for eleven years while I was in practice in Erie, Pennsylvania. What I remember with greatest appreciation and wonder was that women with advanced cancers who required surgery and chemotherapy would come back to me and only talk about how wonderful Dr. Price was and how grateful they were to have had him as their doctor. Never once did they express worry about their condition or their prognosis; all they felt was that they had been well cared for and that they were in good hands."

Dr. Price was nominated by different individuals for different awards. He was noted for both his caring, compassionate care for his patients, the amount of time spent with patients, and additionally his volunteer medical mission work in Guyana. Physician nominators noted his technical surgical skills, attentive follow-up to his patients, and responsiveness to referring physicians.

"I owe everything to my parents," Dr. Price said in his remarks accepting the award. "They taught me by example to serve and volunteer. My mother worked as a teacher of multiply disabled children for many years and now in her retirement teaches English as a second language. When I was young, my father and mother traveled to a church basement in Newark, New Jersey to teach basic literacy skills to adults. Now my father runs after school science programs for elementary school kids."

Pictured with Dr. Price is (l) Dr. Leo McCafferty, President of the Allegheny County Medical Society and Dr. John Delaney, immediate Past President of the Society.