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Physicians of General and Vascular Surgery Receive Coaches vs. Cancer Award

For the second year in a row, physicians of General and Vascular Surgery, a Division of Allied Physicians of Michiana, LLC was recognized for their hard work and dedication to cancer treatment.

Last year, Dr. Michael Rotkis, M.D., was awarded the, “Inspiration” award for his treatment of local breast cancer patients. His dedication and commitment truly shows through his work. He continues to inspire his breast cancer patients to put themselves first as he accompanies them in their first steps of their journey.

On August 1st, 2014 Dr. Charles Peterson of General and Vascular Surgery was honored with a very special award for his treatment of local cancer patients. Mike and Trish Brey presented, Dr. Peterson with the 2014 Coaches vs Cancer Dedication Award during the organization’s annual Night of the Stars Celebration.

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Peterson has been practicing medicine as a general, vascular, and trauma surgeon in the South Bend, Indiana, area for more than 35 years. He attended Eastern Illinois University and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Peterson did his residency program at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He is a fellow at the American College of Surgeons. Peterson currently practices at Memorial Hospital, South Bend; St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka; and Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Indiana. He is the medical director at the Center for Wound Healing in Elkhart. Peterson performs a wide variety of surgeries and operations, mainly focusing on those concerning the abdomen and related organs and structures. He is also trained to practice vascular surgery, as well as to utilize minimally invasive surgical techniques, reducing recovery time and stress on the patient’s body. He loves taking care of his patients, particularly those battling cancer.

The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. This initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership, and professional excellence of coaches nationwide to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.

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