Dr. Ryan C Meis of North Sioux City, SD is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Ryan C Meis was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130410/DC92349) 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. Ryan C Meis 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 Ryan C Meis:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Meis is dedicated to the individualized and personal care of each of his patients and their own unique circumstances. Because of his own experiences and specialty training, he has chosen to focus his practice on the care of patients with athletic injuries and specialty care of knee, shoulder, and elbow disorders. His experience working with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham has provided him with a special appreciation for, and understanding of injuries to the throwing athlete. He has acquired a subspecialty certification in the specialty of Orthopedic Sports Medicine. For more information on this Compassionate Doctor, please visit Dr. Ryan C Meis's profile on Vitals.com. Following the publication of Dr. Ryan C Meis's selection for the Patients' Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Meis 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. Ryan C Meis, located in North Sioux City, SD call 605-217-2667, or visit www.cnos.net. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Meis and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.