DALLAS, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only a small percentage of the nation's physicians are ever honored with a Patients' Choice Award. But Dallas Rheumatology Dr. Scott Zashin 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. Scott Zashin'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. Scott Zashin 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 Scott Zashin: a short profile by and about the honoree:
In addition to medical breakthroughs that have dramatically improved the lives of many of his patients — such as TNF blockers — Dr. Zashin has also seen some patients benefit from alternative medicine and non-pharmacological treatments in conjunction with conventional therapies. Dr. Zashin never automatically dismisses the potential benefit of an alternative treatment. Rather, if you are interested in an alternative therapy, he'll work with you to develop the best treatment plan for your condition. His goal for every patient is to identify the best, safest and most effective treatment.
For more information on this Patients' Choice Award Five Year Honoree, please visit Dr. Scott Zashin's profile on Vitals.com.
A plaque has been designed to recognize the Patients Choice Award Five Year Honorees, including Dallas Rheumatology Dr. Scott Zashin. The doctor's award plaque is shown here.
For more information on Dr. Scott Zashin, call 214-363-2812, or visit www.scottzashinmd.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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