NAPLES, Fla., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only a small percentage of the nation's physicians are ever honored with a Patients' Choice Award. But Naples Cardiovascular Disease Dr. Sajan Rao 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. Sajan Rao'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. Sajan Rao 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 Sajan Rao: a short profile by and about the honoree:
Dr. Rao is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at University of California - San Diego, followed by a cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University. He was subsequently on the academic faculty at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Rao is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and is a Diplomate with the National Board of Echocardiography and the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.
For more information on this Patients' Choice Award Five Year Honoree, please visit Dr. Sajan Rao's profile on Vitals.com.
A plaque has been designed to recognize the Patients Choice Award Five Year Honorees, including Naples Cardiovascular Disease Dr. Sajan Rao. The doctor's award plaque is shown here.
For more information on Dr. Sajan Rao, call 239-261-2000, or visit www.swicft.org.
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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Sajan K Rao
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SOURCE American Registry