FULTON, N.Y., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Samuel Badalian, M.D.. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121106/DC07111) In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals ( http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2012. Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners. Dr. Samuel Badalian, M.D. commented on the recognition: "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." About Samuel Badalian, M.D.:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Badalian is the Director of the Gynecology and Urogynecology Center of Syracuse, NY. He is an internationally recognized surgeon who has operated on patients from all over the U.S. and the world. He is Board-Certified with extensive experience in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Dr. Badalian is Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse. He maintains faculty and teaching appointment at Upstate Medical University as a Clinical Professor. For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Samuel Badalian, M.D.'s profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of Samuel Badalian, M.D.'s selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Badalian 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. For more information on Dr. Samuel Badalian, M.D., located in Fulton, NY, please call 315-592-2312, or visit www.gyn-urogyn.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Badalian and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.