Only doctors who have received top scores by their patients and pass other quality measures are awarded the Patients’ Choice Award. In fact, of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, just 5 percent were accorded this honor in 2011.
Every month, millions of patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals to share feedback about their experiences with their doctors. Patients rate various components of the care they receive, such as the accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor’s bedside manner and follow-up care. Patient’s Choice ranks the top reviewed physicians and looks at other quality measures to compile its yearly list.
Dr. Richard Wonsuk Kang commented on the recognition: “This is quite an honor for me. I am very pleased to have been selected and grateful to my patients who went out of their way to rate me and give me positive reviews.”
About Richard Wonsuk Kang – a short profile by and about the honoree: Richard Wonsuk Kang, M.D. is an Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist who maintains Double Board Certification in Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is the Medical Director of Metropolitan Pain Consultants. Dr. Kang completed an Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kang’s areas of clinical expertise include treatment of neck and back pain of musculoskeletal and spinal in origin, neuropathic pain and cancer pain.
Following the publication of Dr. Richard Wonsuk Kang’s selection for the Patients’ Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Kang to The Registry™ of Business Excellence. An exclusive recognition plaque has been designed to commemorate the honor. The doctor’s custom wall plaque is shown here.