Rockford Spine Center physicians Michael Roh, M.D., Christopher Sliva, M.D., Fred Sweet, M.D., and Marie Walker, M.D., were recently recognized by Vitals with the prestigious Patient’s Choice Award for 2019. This is the ninth consecutive year all four physicians have received this award.
Vitals is a health care platform that helps consumers research and find medical care by translating data into actionable information and interactive tools to help patients make health care decisions. Ratings are tallied from patient feedback in several categories including ease of appointment, promptness, courteous staff, bedside manner, office follow-up and others.
The Patient’s Choice Award is bestowed to physicians who receive glowing scores from their patients. According to Vitals, the honor “reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients.” Honorees are chosen based on millions of patient reviews and ratings gathered by Vitals over the course of the year. Annually, only 5 percent of doctors nationwide are named a Vitals Patients’ Choice winner.
Last year, Drs. Roh, Sliva, Sweet and Walker also were recognized with the Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award, which demonstrates patient satisfaction and long-term commitment to excellence. Vitals notes that the honor is given to only 1 percent of doctors in the U.S. The Rockford Spine Center physicians add this honor to a growing list of Vitals awards including Top 10 Doctor, Compassionate Doctor and On-Time Doctor.