ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Ahad Mahootchi. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121218/DC31604) 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. Ahad Mahootchi 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 Ahad Mahootchi:a short profile by and about the honoree: This is the fifth consecutive year that Dr. Mahootchi has won the award. He has previously won in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Some of his happiest patients are his cataract surgery patients who often see better without glasses than ever before. Dr. Mahootchi is one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the country implanting Crystalens and astigmatism correcting lens implants. For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Ahad Mahootchi's profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of Ahad Mahootchi's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Mahootchi 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. Ahad Mahootchi, located in Zephyrhills, FL, please call 813-779-3338, or visit www.seebetterflorida.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Mahootchi and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.