Four Rockford Spine Center physicians have been awarded the 2013 Patients’ Choice Award. Spine surgeons Dr. Michael Roh, Dr. Christopher Sliva and Dr. Fred Sweet along with physiatrist Dr. Marie Walker earned the distinction for the third consecutive year. Of the nation’s 830,000 active physicians, only 5 percent are accorded this honor by their patients.
Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of their patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores as voted by patients through various ratings websites. Every month, more than 200,000 patients across the U.S. provide online feedback about their experiences with their doctors. They rate various components such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, degree of follow-up, courtesy of office staff and overall opinions.
From the Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014, issue