BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Howard Flaks. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/DC68630) 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. Howard Flaks 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 Howard Flaks:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Howard Flaks, in additional to being a fully licensed medical doctor, has studied extensively in the field of psychology and has vast experience in treating obese patients. The aim of his method is not only to take weight off, but also to help patients MAINTAIN their weight loss. Dr. Flaks has served as a Board Member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and a Director of the Obesity Foundation. He has been given awards in the field of obesity and many patients have lost and maintained their weight loss on his program. For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Howard Flaks's profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of Howard Flaks's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Flaks 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. Howard Flaks, located in Beverly Hills, CA, please call 310-858-7641. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Flaks and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.