WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Stephen Baker. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121127/DC19318) 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. Stephen Baker 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 Stephen Baker:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Stephen Baker is a board certified plastic surgeon who practices all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery specializing in surgery of the face. Dr. Baker has edited textbooks, written numerous chapters, published many articles and presented at national and international surgical conferences. His practice at Georgetown keeps him at the forefront of the latest advances in plastic surgery. However, the most important part of his practice is his patients. Dr. Baker aspires to treat every patient as he would want himself or his family to be treated while achieving the best result for his patient. For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Stephen Baker's profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of Stephen Baker's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Baker 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. Stephen Baker, located in Washington, DC, please call 202-444-9302, or visit www.stephenbakermd.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Baker and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.