Dr. Rakesh Malik of Germantown, MD is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. GERMANTOWN, Md., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Rakesh Malik was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130405/DC89551) Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals, UCompareHealthCare, and Patients' Choice to provide feedback about experiences with their physicians. Only those physicians with near perfect overall and bedside manner scores, as voted by their patients, are selected for the Compassionate Doctor recognition. Of the nation's 870,000 active physicians, only 3% were accorded this honor in 2012. The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of the Patients' Choice recognition program, where patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors. Dr. Rakesh Malik commented on the recognition: "This is quite an honor for me. I am very pleased to have been selected and grateful to my patients who went out of their way to rate me and give me positive reviews." About Rakesh Malik:a short profile by and about the honoree: Doctors First is a full service Primary care practice dedicated to provide exceptional patient care and comfortable experience. We offer same day and walk-in Appointments as well as extended hours and weekends. Now serving two locations: 19785 Crystal Rock Drive, Suite Germantown, MD Ph 301 515 2901. AND 806 West Diamond Avenue. Suite 110, Gaithersburg Ph 301-515-2902 . For more information on this Compassionate Doctor, please visit Dr. Rakesh Malik's profile on Vitals.com. Following the publication of Dr. Rakesh Malik's selection for the Patients' Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Malik 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. Rakesh Malik, located in Germantown, MD call 301-515-2901, or visit www.DrsFirst.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Malik and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.