Dr. Timothy Schoettle of Nashville, TN is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Timothy Schoettle was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/DC93257) 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. Timothy Schoettle 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 Timothy Schoettle:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Schoettle has continuously practiced neurosurgery in Nashville, TN since 1985, and evaluates and consults patients involving the broad spectrum of neurosurgical problems in the adult patient population. He specializes in surgical and medical treatment of spinal disorders of the neck and back, peripheral nerve surgery, brain tumor treatment, brain trauma, and cerebrovascular disease of the nervous system. For more information on this Compassionate Doctor, please visit Dr. Timothy Schoettle's profile on Vitals.com. Following the publication of Dr. Timothy Schoettle's selection for the Patients' Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Schoettle 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. Timothy Schoettle, located in Nashville, TN call 615-327-9543, or visit HowellAllen.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Schoettle and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.