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Longview Physicians Recognized for Industry Leading Care July 16, 2019

Longview, Texas – Two CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Longview physicians have been recognized for their excellent care by Super Doctors® in 2019.

Sam Afshar, M.D. and Paul Bradley, M.D. have been honored by Super Doctors® as two of the top doctors in Longview for 2019. The number of doctors receiving this honor is limited to approximately 5-percent of the region's active physicians.

Both physicians provide care to the people of Longview and the surrounding area at CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic - Longview, treating patients of the CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. Dr. Afshar is Cardiologist and Dr. Bradley is a Urologist.

“We are thankful to be recognized by peers and across this community for the way we take care of our patients,” said Mark Anderson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System. “Our CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic physicians offer the highest caliber of care and work tirelessly to make a positive difference in the lives of their patients and their communities.”

Each year, a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. As a part of this evaluation, physicians are asked to consider the following question: ‘‘If you needed medical care in one of the following practice areas, which doctor would you choose?’’ Only doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research, and blue-ribbon panel review were selected to the Longview 2019 Rising Stars and Super Doctors lists.

“Receiving awards is one thing, but to be recognized by our peers and this community for the care we provide is a tremendous honor,” said Dr. Afshar. “This is an endorsement by experts in the medical field, but also from people who know this place, who live here and who understand our goals and passion for our patients.”

“Being named to Super Doctors is something that physicians sincerely appreciate because it is a testament not only to the care we provide to our patients, but also to our teams of nurses, Associates and colleagues throughout the organization,” said Dr. Bradley. “We are thrilled to receive this honor and will certainly use this as motivation to continue growing, learning and doing all we can to provide the high-quality care for the patients we serve.”

Since 2005, MSP Communications, has published Super Doctors lists across the country in newspapers, inserts and magazine special sections devoted to Super Doctors. Honorees are also found online at, where selected doctors can be searched by name, medical specialty and location.