Dr. Gregory Ricca Selected For Patients' Choice Award 2011

Jul 13, 2012, 15:33 ET from American Registry

Dr. Gregory Ricca of Searcy, AR has been ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews.

SEARCY, Ark., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A select few physicians were honored with the prestigious 2011 Patients' Choice Award, and this year they include Dr. Gregory Ricca.

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Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and pass other quality measures are awarded the Patients' Choice Award. In fact, of the nation's 720,000 active physicians, just 5 percent were accorded this honor in 2011.

Every month, millions of patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com) to share feedback about their experiences with their doctors. Patients rate various components of the care they receive, such as the accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice ranks the top reviewed physicians and looks at other quality measures to compile its yearly list.

Dr. Gregory Ricca commented on the recognition: "This is quite an honor for me. I am very pleased to have been selected and grateful to my patients who went out of their way to rate me and give me positive reviews."

About Dr. Gregory Ricca: a short profile by and about the honoree:

Gregory Ricca, MD,FAANS,FACS,AME is a Neurosurgeon Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons practicing in Searcy, AR. In January 2012 Dr. Ricca joined the Searcy Medical Center, an Outpatient Department of the White County Medical Center, seeing patients full time. Before then, after finishing his residency at UT Memphis/Semmes Murphey Clinic in 1991, he practiced in Jonesboro, Arkansas, first in a group practice for 15 years and then in solo practice as Ricca Neurosurgical Clinic from 2006 to 2011.

For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Gregory Ricca's profile on PatientsChoice.org.

Following the publication of Dr. Gregory Ricca's selection for the Patients' Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Ricca to The Registry™ of Business Excellence. An exclusive recognition plaque has been designed to commemorate the honor. The doctor's custom wall plaque is shown here.

For more information on Dr. Gregory Ricca, located in Searcy, AR please call 501-278-8330, or visit www.riccamd.com.

This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Ricca and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.

Patients' Choice provides in depth information on doctors in your area who have been recognized and awarded for outstanding patient care and expertise. The Patients' Choice Award is the honor roll of physicians who have received the highest ratings by their patients.

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Contact Info:
Dr. Gregory Ricca
Phone: 501-278-8330

SOURCE American Registry