COLUMBUS, N.J., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Michael Colucciello was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130620/DC35713) 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. Michael Colucciello 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 Michael Colucciello:a short profile by and about the honoree: Dr. Colucciello is a retina-vitreous specialist in private practice at South Jersey Eye Physicians, PA in Moorestown, NJ. Dr. Colucciello performs consultations and renders treatment for medical and surgical diseases of the macula/retina and vitreous including age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vascular disease. Please visit www.macula.us or www.sjeye.com for more information. For more information on this Compassionate Doctor, please visit Dr. Michael Colucciello'sprofile on Vitals.com. Following the publication of Dr. Michael Colucciello's selection for the Patients' Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Colucciello 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. Michael Colucciello, located in Columbus, NJ call 856-234-0222, or visit www.macula.us. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Colucciello and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.