BEVERLY HILLS, Fla., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Mark Hashim. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130524/DC20585) In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals ( http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2012. Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners. Dr. Mark Hashim commented on the recognition: "I'm so honored to receive an award that's based on how my patients view the quality of care I provide. I strive each day to exceed my patients' expectations, and I'm grateful that they've recognized my efforts." About Mark Hashim:a short profile by and about the honoree:Mark N. Hashim, M.D. is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist specializing in Interventional Pain Management, nutrition and weight loss. Dr. Hashim recovered from a cervical disc injury and upper extremity paralysis to win a national bodybuilding competition. He is a graduate of Swathmore College and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is currently in private practice on the West Coast of Florida. With over 20 years of experience, he has helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life without narcotics and is an expert in using Spinal Cord Stimulation to control pain. For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Mark Hashim's profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of Mark Hashim's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Hashim 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. Mark Hashim, located in Beverly Hills, FL, please call 352-513-4862, or visit www.markhashimmd.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Hashim and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.