Dr. Yogesh Patel of Carlsbad, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. CARLSBAD, Calif., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Yogesh Patel was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/DC93237) 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. Yogesh Patel 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 Yogesh Patel:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Yogesh Patel has dedicated his life to the eradication of pain. He practices evidence based medicine and the multi-disciplinary approach to pain management, giving his patients the most options and the best care possible. He has helped many patients with difficult and advanced debilitating pain conditions. He is the founder of MyPainTools, a chronic pain education and prevention program. He feels that knowledge is empowerment, and that educated patients have the best chance for a pain-free lifestyle. For more information on this Compassionate Doctor, please visit Dr. Yogesh Patel's profile on Vitals.com. Following the publication of Dr. Yogesh Patel's selection for the Patients' Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Patel 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. Yogesh Patel, located in Carlsbad, CA call 760-753-7127, or visit DrYogiMD.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Patel and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.