MIAMI, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Salomon Melgen, M.D., a world renowned U.S. ophthalmologist of Dominican descent and national Latino leader, has received the Patients' Choice Award for the third consecutive year. This top rating has been awarded to a select few of the nation's most respected and caring doctors. In fact, of the nation's 720,000 active physicians, less than 6 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2010.
Every month, more than 100,000 patients across the U.S. provide feedback about their experiences with their doctors. They rate various components of the care they receive, such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, follow-up care, ease of appointment setting, courtesy of office staff, and they also share their overall opinions. Dr. Melgen is a physician so highly regarded by his patients that they feel the need to talk to others about the positive influence of his work.
One of his patients, world-renowned artist Edna Hibel was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in adults. Edna appreciates Dr. Melgen for arresting her vision loss. "I don't think anyone could be a more conscientious, caring doctor," she assures, "and that's very important with this particular problem."
"My first responsibility is to my patients," says Dr. Melgen. "To give them hope by going the extra mile, not only in the treatment, but also in how they are treated by me and everyone in my team. I'm very honored with this award because it means that my patients are very happy with their results and I'm pleased to be able to make a difference in their lives," he concludes.
About Dr. Salomon Melgen
Dr. Salomon Melgen has been practicing for over 20 years, developing a world class reputation within the Palm Beach County, the Treasure Coast and beyond. He is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist trained at the Harvard Medical School specializing in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina. He is a former Director of the American Board of Eye Surgery and is aFounding Member of the Schepens' International Society at the Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American Academy, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
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