CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Kevin Bethke. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130121/DC45491) 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. Kevin Bethke 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 Kevin Bethke:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Bethke believes in empowering his patients by providing them with organized, pertinent information through thorough consultation discussions, email access and his website which provides clinic forms, step-by-step guides, his own "Breast Cancer Manual", worksheets, web links and videos. His hope is that patients will feel comfortable asking any and all questions. As a surgeon, Dr. Bethke strives to not only perform the best cancer operation possible but also to assure the best cosmetic result. For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Kevin Bethke's profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of Kevin Bethke's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Bethke 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. Kevin Bethke, located in Chicago, IL, please call 312-472-4720, or visit www.drbethke.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Bethke and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.