Each year, hundreds of thousands of new doctor reviews and ratings are featured on Vitals.com. Patients write about their experience and rate their doctor on several components of care, including bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, and degree of follow-up. Patients also provide their doctor with an overall rating. Vitals analyzes these ratings annually, along with other quality measures, to identify yearly winners of doctor awards.
While most doctors receive positive feedback from their patients, only a few meet the criteria for a Vitals Award or Recognition.*
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*Vitals Awards & Recognitions doctors have active medical licenses and no sanctions.
Doctor awards as recognized
by their patients.
Vitals Patients’ Choice Award
Honors doctors who provided excellent patient care – as reflected in their near perfect patient ratings.
Vitals Patients’ Choice
Honors doctors who provided excellent patient care and have received near perfect patient ratings for five consecutive years.
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award
Honors doctors who treat their patients with the utmost kindness – as reflected in their superior “Overall” and “Bedside Manner” ratings.
Vitals Top 10 Doctor
Honors doctors within a certain specialty and location who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Vitals Leading Expert
Honors doctors who have the highest number of published materials on a specific condition or specialty.
Vitals On-Time Doctor
Honors doctors with the shortest average wait-times, as reported by their patients.