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Patients Honor Dr. Basil R. Besh for Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

Dr. Basil R. Besh of Fremont, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews.

FREMONT, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vitals is pleased to announce that Dr. Basil R. Besh has been honored with the prestigious 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award.

Patients Honor Dr. Basil R. Besh for Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

The accolade, which recognizes physician excellence, is given only to doctors who receive outstanding patient reviews throughout the calendar year. Of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 3 percent were accorded the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award in 2013.

Each year, nearly 150 million patients across the U.S. access Vitals and UCompareHealthCare to provide feedback about their experiences with their physicians. The Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award is bestowed on doctors who have an average rating of at least a 3.5 out of 4.0 in the category of bedside manner. All winning doctors must also have a medical license in good standing with no sanctions.

Dr. Basil R. Besh 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."

To learn more about the doctor and see the award, please visit Dr. Basil R. Besh's profile on Vitals.com.

Following the announcement of Dr. Basil R. Besh's selection for the Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award, American Registry added Dr. Besh 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.

About Vitals
Vitals believes that technology makes better health possible. We are a leader in providing online tools and actionable data that enable healthcare consumers to make more informed decisions about the cost and quality of their medical care. Through health plans, hospitals and our leading consumer websites, Vitals helps more than 150 million people each year access information for better, more affordable care.

About Basil R. Besh: a short profile by and about the honoree:

Basil R. Besh, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist & elbow conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, arthritis and tendonitis. Dr. Besh is one of the few hand surgeons in Silicon Valley that has the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Besh is the medical director of the FORM Hand, Wrist & Elbow Institute. This hand center of excellence is a medical practice that focuses on treatment of hand, wrist, forearm and elbow conditions for patients of all ages and activity levels.

Contact Information:
Dr. Basil R. Besh
Phone: 510-857-1000
Email Address: [email protected]

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SOURCE American Registry

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