In 2012, Dr. Sameer Jejurikar, a Dallas, Texas plastic surgeon, was given the Compassionate Doctor Certification award by Patients’ Choice.
Only a few doctors are honored with this award.
About 100 million patients go to websites like Patients’ Choice, Vitals and UCompareHealthCare and comment on their experiences with their doctors. If they get good overall scores and comments about their bedside manner and other parts of their care, they have a chance of getting this award.
There are 870,000 active doctors in the United States and this award is only given to 3% of these doctors.
This certification is part of Patients’ Choice recognition program. This program gives patients to vote and rate on their preferred physicians.
After getting recognized for this award, Dr. Jejurikar believed that it was a great honor to get this award. He liked being selected and was thankful that his patients made an effort to vote and review him.
Not long after Dr. Jejurikar received this award, an organization called the American Registry made him a new addition to their Registry of Business Excellence. A plaque is created when a doctor is made part of this registry. The doctor then can proudly display this plaque in their office.
The main purpose of the Patients’ Choice is to provide information about doctors in a certain area so patients can get the best care possible. They will list the doctors that have been honored with excellent care and expertise.
Dr. Jejurikar can be found at Dallas hospitals like Dallas Medical Center and Pine Creek Medical Center. He got a medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He had been in practice for 20 years when he received this award