Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals and UCompareHealthCare to provide feedback about experiences with their physicians. Only those physicians with near perfect overall and bedside manner scores, as voted by their patients, are selected. Of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 3% were accorded this honor in 2013.
Dr. Michael Burgdorf 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. I'm so honored to receive an award that's based on how my patients view the quality of care I provide. I strive each day to exceed my patients' expectations, and I'm grateful that they've recognized my efforts."