Second Place: Dr. Lisa M. West, West Gynecology & Medical Spa
Third Place: Dr. Victoria Davis, West End Obstetrics & Gynecology
In her 21 years practicing medicine in Richmond, Dr. Alice Hirata estimates that she's delivered more than 5,000 babies. "Ouch," she jokes. Hirata is there for the tough times too. One time she'd just delivered a new baby, she says, and "we were just photos and kisses and hugs." Then her patient said something she'll never forget: "I loved having you at my birth," she recalls. "I needed you for my miscarriage." Hirata also donates her expertise to a Richmond-based organization called Midwives for Haiti, which trains Haitian women to deliver babies. "I adore what I do," she says. Dr. Lisa West earns rave reviews for her warm bedside manner, and Dr. Victoria Davis is known for her candid and empathetic approach to patient care.