Dr. William Kuo of Stanford, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. STANFORD, Calif., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. William Kuo was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/DC93239 ) 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. William Kuo 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 William Kuo:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. William T. Kuo is Associate Professor and Fellowship Director of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kuo is an international authority on catheter-directed therapy for acute PE and complex IVC filter retrieval. He pioneered treatment of IVC filter complications using advanced techniques including laser-assisted filter retrieval. Dr. Kuo routinely applies his expertise to treat patients from around the country and around the world, and he has established the Stanford IVC Filter Clinic as a national and international referral center. For more information on this Compassionate Doctor, please visit Dr. William Kuo's profile on Vitals.com. Following the publication of Dr. William Kuo's selection for the Patients' Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Kuo 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. William Kuo, located in Stanford, CA call 650-725-0533. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Kuo and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.