KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only a small percentage of the nation's physicians are ever honored with a Patients' Choice Award. But Knoxville Plastic Surgery Dr. David Reath belongs to an even more selective group of doctors who are being honored this year as five-time Patients' Choice honorees, marking the award's fifth anniversary.
Of the nearly 900,000 active doctors and dentists in the U.S., just five percent earned the consistently high patient ratings on Vitals, UCompareHealthCare, and other sites in 2012 needed to qualify for the Patients' Choice Award. Even fewer U.S. doctors - only one percent - earned Dr. David Reath's achievement: award-worthy patient praise for five consecutive years (2008 through 2012).
Each year, millions of patients rate their doctors on various critical aspects of their care, including: diagnosis accuracy, time spent with the doctor, bedside manner, and follow-up. Vitals analyzes these ratings annually, along with other quality measures, to identify Patients Choice Award winners.
Dr. David Reath commented on the recognition: "I'm grateful that so many patients have gone out of their way throughout the past five years to rate my care - and rate it so highly! It's wonderful to be recognized in this particular way. Thank you."
About David Reath: a short profile by and about the honoree:
Dr. David Reath is a Board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is renowned for his surgical skills, his personal approach with patients and his commitment to plastic surgery education. Dr. Reath serves as Chairman of the Patient Education Committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the foremost authority in plastic surgery. He and one of his patients were recently featured in national media outlets including The Today Show, The Huffington Post, Glamour, WebMD and USA Today. His practice is also the only CoolSculpting Certified practice in Knoxville.
For more information on this Patients' Choice Award Five Year Honoree, please visit Dr. David Reath's profile on Vitals.com.
A plaque has been designed to recognize the Patients Choice Award Five Year Honorees, including Knoxville Plastic Surgery Dr. David Reath. The doctor's award plaque is shown here.
For more information on Dr. David Reath, call 865-450-9253, or visit www.dbreath.com.
About the Vitals Patients' Choice Award:
Now in its fifth consecutive year, Vitals' Patients Choice Award is presented to every doctor in the US that maintains a 3.5 or higher aggregate rating for an entire calendar year. Visitors to Vitals.com use the same four-star rating system to make informed, confident choices about their healthcare every day. Patients' Choice is just one award in a suite of annual honors for the medical community bestowed by Vitals' users, including Compassionate Doctor and specialty-specific Top 10 Doctor awards.
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