SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 The Web site Vitals.com, where patients can independently review physicians, has given urologist Dr. Parminder Sethi the Patients' Choice Award for the second year in a row for his extraordinary ratings.
After compiling more than 800,000 patient reviews and ratings nationwide, this award is given only to physicians who earn a four-star rating. The award results from patients providing online-feedback on a doctor's quality-of-care, rating areas such as doctor-patient face time, bedside manner, post appointment follow-up and office staff courtesy.
Of the nation's more than 700,000 active physicians, less than six percent were given a Patients' Choice Award in 2009.
"We absolutely adore Dr. Sethi, and would recommend him to any individual," A patient at RateMDs.com, a physician review Web site, said. The patient calls Sethi both "thorough" and "innovative."
Only physicians "with near-perfect scores have been voted by their patients for this honor," Erika Boyer, Vice President for Consumer Research at Vitals.com said.
Patients emphasize Sethi's bedside manner and the amount of time he is willing to spend answering questions about medical procedures.
After a patient's current doctor was unable to fix his urinary problem, he took a friend's advice and drove 50 miles just to see Sethi; he was glad he did. Reluctant to have a prostate biopsy for fear it might hurt, the patient put his faith in Sethi's expertise.
"However, contrary to my belief, it was totally painless," the patient said in an online review. "He diagnosed my problem and found prostate cancer. Dr Sethi advised me with a treatment plan. I have been under his care since then and I am feeling good and happy."
After surgical training in the United Kingdom, Sethi completed his urology residency at Ohio State University and fellowship training in neuro-urology and urodynamics at the University of Iowa Hospitals. He has been included in the guide to "America's Top Urologists" in 2007 and 2008.
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