After tallying hundreds of thousands of patient reviews, Dr. Donald Graham of Statesboro, GA has been identified as one of our nation's Most Compassionate Doctors.
STATESBORO, Ga., Aug.13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Donald Graham has been named a Compassionate Doctor honoree for 2011.
In 2011, nearly 100 million patients across the United States used websites including Vitals.com, PatientsChoice.org, and UCompareHealthCare.com to provide feedback about experiences with their physicians, rating them on various aspects of the care they provide.
The Patients' Choice annual Compassionate Doctor recognition program honors the top 3% of U.S. physicians, including Dr. Graham, whose patients have gone out of their way to give them the highest possible ratings in the category of bedside manner, while also ranking them very highly in five other categories.
The basis of this award – a doctor's bedside manner score – is particularly important, because it conveys the level of comfort a patient feels. Medical research has shown that the more comfortable a patient is with his doctor, the more likely he is to disclose all important health information and follow a prescribed treatment plan, thus leading to a better outcome.
"While many physicians receive positive feedback from patients, relatively few receive such high praise about the compassion that accompanies their care," said Erika Boyer, Vice President of Consumer Research at Patients' Choice. "We congratulate Dr. Graham on this achievement."
About Dr. Donald Graham: a short profile by and about the honoree:
Dr. Graham is a board certified, fellowship trained neurosurgeon with over 20 years' experience. He helped organize and was the original medical director of the Spine and Neuro Pavillion at Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL. He holds the patent on the first artificial disc specifically designed for the cervical spine. Dr. Graham has focused on personalized care without physician extenders; every patient sees the doctor. He believes in a conservative approach to spine problems with surgery as a last resort. He is the president and founder of SecondOpineSpine, LLC (secondopinespine.com).
For more information on Dr. Donald Graham you may visit Dr. Graham's profile on PatientsChoice.org, or call the doctor's office directly at 912-871-7777, or visit the doctor's own website at secondopinespine.com.
This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Graham, and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM.
Patients' Choice provides in depth information on doctors in your area who have been recognized and awarded for outstanding patient care and expertise. The Compassionate Doctor recognition is the honor roll of physicians who have received the highest bedside manner and overall ratings by their patients.
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Dr. Donald Graham
SOURCE American Registry