The Patients' Choice Award is based on patient-provided online ratings
NAPLES, Fla., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only a small percentage of the nation's physicians are ever honored with a Patients' Choice Award. But Naples Urogynecologist Dr. Joseph Gauta 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. Joseph Gauta'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. Joseph Gauta 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 Joseph Gauta: a short profile by and about the honoree:
Dr. Gauta developed the Florida Bladder Institute which is one of the first Urogynecology practices in the country. Dr. Gauta treats women throughout the world with complex pelvic floor disorders. Typically, a woman would have to see a Gynecologist for one problem, a Urologist for another and a Gastroenterologist for another. A Urogynecologist has the skill and expertise to assess the entire pelvic region as a whole to give you the best possible treatment outcome. Some conditions Dr. Gauta specializes in are pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, and pelvic pain.
For more information on this Patients' Choice Award Five Year Honoree, please visit Dr. Joseph Gauta's profile on Vitals.com.
A plaque has been designed to recognize the Patients' Choice Award Five Year Honorees, including Naples Urogynecologist Dr. Joseph Gauta. The doctor's award plaque is shown here.
For more information on Dr. Joseph Gauta, call 239-449-7979, or visit www.FloridaBladderInstitute.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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