BRADENTON, Fla., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Jose Erbella. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130118/DC44916) 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. Jose Erbella 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 Jose Erbella:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Erbella is an AOA graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Erbella completed his internship in Integrated Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan and his surgical residency at the University of Florida, Gainesville. In addition to the full breadth of General and Vascular Surgery, Dr. Erbella has brought minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic techniques for treating obesity and diseases of the neck, breast, and gastrointestinal tract to Florida. For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Jose Erbella's profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of Jose Erbella's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Erbella 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. Jose Erbella, located in Bradenton, FL, please call 941-896-4788, or visit www.Erbella.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Erbella and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.