Dr. Mark Urman Named a Patients’ Choice Award Winner for 2014
- Posted on: Oct 30 2014
Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients’ Choice Award this year is Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Mark Urman. This is the second straight year that Dr. Urman of Los Angeles, California has been so honored.
Choosing a doctor is one of the most important personal decisions patients make. Vitals provides patients with a powerful search tool and comprehensive information on doctors, including rankings and ratings.
In fact, of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals (http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2014.
Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including 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 reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners.
Dr. Mark Urman commented on the recognition: “I’m so honored to receive an award that’s based on how my patients view the quality of care I provide. I strive each day to exceed my patients’ expectations, and I’m grateful that they’ve recognized my efforts.”
The Patients’ Choice Award reflects the ratings of the millions of patients who visit Vitals.com each year to review their doctors on the various aspects of care, including bedside manner, time spent with the patient, follow up care and more. The ratings are analyzed and compiled into the annual list of award winners.
Only 5% of all doctors consistently receive top scores from their patients and qualify for a Vitals Award. A prestigious recognition from Vitals reflects the difference doctors make in the lives of their patients and represents the pinnacle of professional excellence.