TUCSON, Ariz., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vitals is pleased to announce that Dr. Suresh Katakkar has been honored with the prestigious 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award.
The accolade, which recognizes physician excellence, is given only to doctors who receive outstanding patient reviews throughout the calendar year. Of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 3 percent were accorded the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award in 2013.
Each year, nearly 150 million patients across the U.S. access Vitals and UCompareHealthCare to provide feedback about their experiences with their physicians. The Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award is bestowed on doctors who have an average rating of at least a 3.5 out of 4.0 in the category of bedside manner. All winning doctors must also have a medical license in good standing with no sanctions.
Dr. Suresh Katakkar 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."
To learn more about the doctor and see the award, please visit Dr. Suresh Katakkar's profile on Vitals.com.
Following the announcement of Dr. Suresh Katakkar's selection for the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award, American Registry added Dr. Katakkar 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.
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SOURCE American Registry