Dr. Hesham M. Atwa of East Setauket, NY is Honored as a Compassionate Doctor

Jul 25, 2012, 16:10 ET from American Registry

After tallying hundreds of thousands of patient reviews, Dr. Hesham M. Atwa of East Setauket, NY has been identified as one of our nation's Most Compassionate Doctors.

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Hesham M. Atwa has been named a Compassionate Doctor honoree for 2011.

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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. Atwa, 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. Atwa on this achievement."

About Dr. Hesham M. Atwa: a short profile by and about the honoree:

Hesham M. Atwa, MD has been practicing general surgery since 1993. After completing medical school in the top ten percent of his class and his internship year in Abington, PA, Dr. Atwa accepted a residency position in General Surgery in Chicago, IL. Dr. Atwa received both the resident Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons and the Outstanding Resident in Surgery during his final year of residency. During his fellowship training in Advanced Laparoscopy in Houston, TX, Dr. Atwa published in the journal of Surgical Endoscopy. Upon completion of his fellowship in 2001, Dr. Atwa relocated with his family to the Port Jefferson area where he was the first fellowship trained laparoscopic surgeon in the community hospital setting.

For more information on Dr. Hesham M. Atwa you may visit Dr. Atwa's profile on Vitals.com, or call the doctor's office directly at 631-476-9296, or visit the doctor's own website at www.lilapdoc.com.

This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Atwa, 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.

American Registry, LLC, recognizes excellence in top businesses and professionals. The Registry™ includes over 2 million significant business and professional recognitions. For more information, search The Registry at http://www.americanregistry.com. An exclusive recognition plaque designed to commemorate the doctor's honor is shown here.

Contact Information:
Dr. Hesham M. Atwa
Phone: 631-476-9296
Email Address: ssilvester@optonline.net

SOURCE American Registry