Dr. Robert Butler of Merced, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. MERCED, Calif., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Robert Butler was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/DC93266 ) 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. Robert Butler 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 Robert Butler:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Butler, a graduate of the prestigious Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University Medical School, specializes in Internal Medicine, and has 11 years of experience in Emergency Medicine. He served on the Clinical Faculty of the University of Alabama School of Medicine for 7 years, and once was featured in an educational video teaching bedside manner. He is dedicated to treating his patients with compassion, and his vision of being a physician is to be an instrument of the healing that always comes from the Divine Physician, the source of all true healing. For more information on this Compassionate Doctor, please visit Dr. Robert Butler's profile on Vitals.com. Following the publication of Dr. Robert Butler's selection for the Patients' Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Butler 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. Robert Butler, located in Merced, CA call 209-626-8961. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Butler and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.