Dr. Michele Shermak of Baltimore, MD, is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. BALTIMORE, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Michele Shermak was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130514/DC13856) 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. Michele Shermak 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 Michele Shermak:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Shermak is an international leader in plastic surgery, known for her work in breast and body contouring surgery, as well as cosmetic surgery. She graduated from Johns Hopkins Medical School, Johns Hopkins residency and fellowship in Plastic Surgery, and from a Cosmetic, Breast and Body Contouring Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee. She wrote an esteemed surgical atlas, Breast and Body Contouring, published by McGraw Hill. In addition to her significant academic achievements, Dr. Shermak truly enjoys taking care of patients. She is honored and humbled by her patients' recognition! For more information on this Compassionate Doctor, please visit Dr. Michele Shermak's profile on Vitals.com. Following the publication of Dr. Michele Shermak's selection for the Patients' Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Shermak 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. Michele Shermak, located in Baltimore, MD, call 410-616-2999, or visit www.drshermak.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Shermak and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.