Patients’ Choice Awards by General Internal Medicine Group
March 9, 2013 § Leave a comment
Operating out of regional offices in the Virginia cities of Fairfax and Arlington, General Internal Medicine Group, PC, has been treating a regional patient base since 1983. Widely recognized for commitment to excellence, the dedicated medical professionals at the General Internal Medicine Group have been singled out for recognition by a wide variety of respected consumer groups and industry authorities. For example, five of the Group’s valued physicians were recently awarded top honors by the healthcare information exchange organization Patients’ Choice.
Offering evaluations of some 700,000 physicians currently practicing in the United States, Patients’ Choice compiles more than 200,000 patient feedback reports each month to rate significant elements of quality treatment, including doctor-patient face time, general bedside manner, degree of diagnostic follow-up, and overall courtesy of office staff. Patients’ Choice Awards are given only to doctors and dentists who have achieved near perfect scores in these reviews. In addition to the quality of their patient feedback, Patients’ Choice Award winners must be free of legal sanctions and hold a current medical or dental license. The award is designed to be quite exclusive and an exceptional honor. In 2012, only 5 percent of the nation’s 830,000 practicing physicians were accorded Patients’ Choice Awards by their clients.