HOUSTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Richard M. Thaller. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130115/DC42869) 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. Richard M. Thaller 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." For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Richard M. Thaller's profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of Richard M. Thaller's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Thaller 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. Richard M. Thaller, located in 9055 Katy Frwy. Houston, Tx 77024, please call 713-464-0560. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Thaller and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.