America’s Most Compassionate Doctors – Patients’ Choice Award: March, 2013March 13, 2013
Dr. Donaldson has been recognized as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors by Patients’ Choice.
Every month, more than 200,000 patients across the U.S. provide online feedback about their doctor experiences. They rate various components of the care they receive, such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, follow-up care, ease of appointment setting and courtesy of office staff. They also share their overall opinions.
While physicians generally receive positive feedback from their patients, only a select few receive praise about the compassion that accompanied their care.
In fact, of the nation’s 870,000 active doctors, only 3 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2012.
The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of the Patients’ Choice recognition program, where patients rate and vote for for their favorite doctors. Dr. Donaldson is now among those physicians so highly regarded that his patients feel the need to talk to others about the positive influence of his work.