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Dr. Saurabh Singhal Receives Circle of Excellence Award

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The OGHS Medical Staff Circle of Excellence Award was created to acknowledge a physician who understands the challenges of practicing medicine and has the qualities and skills necessary to be an exceptional physician and leader. This award recognizes integrity, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy, and service that, combined with clinical excellence, provides optimal patient care. Opelousas General Health System is proud to recognize an exceptional physician each quarter and welcome them into the “Circle of Excellence.” 

This quarter’s winner is Dr. Saurabh Singhal of WellSmart Health Neurology Clinic. His nominations are listed below. 

  • EMPLOYEE: “This Physician is EXCELLENT because he is extremely intelligent, great bedside manner, truly cares about his patients, respectful and thankful to nurses and other staff.
  • EMPLOYEE: “This Physician is EXCELLENT because he is extremely thorough with all of his patients. He always goes over and beyond for all of his patients and their families. He has a heart of gold, that shines with empathy and compassion. It is very rewarding to work alongside such a caring physician.”
  • EMPLOYEE: “This Physician is EXCELLENT because he is very knowledgeable and caring of patients. His patients all speak very highly of him.”
  • EMPLOYEE: “This Physician is EXCELLENT because he takes time to know his patients and he’s very caring.”

Pictured from left are Dr. David Chachkhiani, Neurologist; Cheryl Sonnier, Practice Supervisor; Dr. Rachael Tate, Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Saurabh Singhal, Neurologist; Kenneth Cochran, President & CEO and Amanda Fontenot, VP of Marketing and Physician Services. 

To nominate a physician for excellence, visit or contact Holly Cope-Lynn at 337-678-4265 or