Best of Cherokee County

Best of Cherokee County

TAHLEQUAH, OK. OCTOBER 3, 2019: Cherokee County citizens recently voted two Northeastern Health System physicians as the “Best of the Best” in their respective medical specialties, recognizing George Cohlmia, M.D. as the Best in Cardiovascular and Brent Rotton, D.O. as the Best in General Surgery.

Over two thousand residents voted in the Best of Cherokee County 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, run by the Tahlequah Daily Press. Dr. Cohlmia and Dr. Rotton topped their categories in the Health and Wellness class, while Jack Casas, M.D. and John Fell, M.D. also placed in Cardiology and Family Practice, respectively.

Dr. Cohlmia has been in practice for over 40 years and with Northeastern Health System for the last 14, bringing ample experience as well to his role as the Chairman of the Northeastern Oklahoma Heart Center.

“You’d be hard pressed to find physicians that work harder or care more than the ones we have here, and Dr. Cohlmia is no exception,” said Jim Berry, Hospital Administrator at Northeastern Health System. “We could not be more appreciative of the time and knowledge he brings to us and shares with his patients.”

With more than 10 years of service to NHS and numerous awards and accolades, Dr. Rotton brings valuable expertise to his roles as general surgeon, leader of the Wound Management service line and current elected Medical Staff Chief of Staff.

“Dr. Rotton is truly one of a kind,” said Berry. “I appreciate the genuine care he provides to his patients on a daily basis, as well as the excellent leadership he brings to the staff.”

Northeastern Health System strives to provide top quality resources for Cherokee County in every aspect of healthcare, ranging from equipment to community education to treatment.

“We definitely think we hire the best of the best,” said Berry. “And we are thankful our patients agree.”


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