Patients Honor Dr. Michael Burgdorf for Compassion

February 26, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Dr. Michael Burgdorf, a plastic surgeon in Nashville, Tenn., has been honored with a Patients' Choice award and a Compassionate Doctor Certification for the third year in a row.

Only the top 5 percent of the nation's 870,000 active physicians received the Patients' Choice award, and the top 3 percent received the Compassionate Doctor Certification in 2013.

The Compassionate Doctor certification is part of the Patients' Choice recognition program, where patients rate and vote for their favorite doctors.

Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals and UCompareHealthCare to provide feedback about experiences with their physicians. They are asked 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.

Only those physicians with near-perfect overall and bedside manner scores, as voted by their patients, are selected for the Patients' Choice and Compassionate Doctor recognitions.

Dr. Michael Burgdorf 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."
Following the publication of Dr. Michael Burgdorf's selection for the Compassionate Doctor Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Burgdorf 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.

About Michael Burgdorf, MD
Dr. Michael Burgdorf is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Tulane University Medical School. He completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Mississippi, during which time he also trained with leading cosmetic surgeons at The Face and Body Center. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Burgdorf has co-authored chapters in surgical textbooks and written articles for scientific journals and various media publications. He has also made television and radio appearances and given lectures on plastic surgery topics.

Dr. Burgdorf is a board-certified plastic surgeon Nashville patients trust to perform their breast enhancement, body contouring and facial rejuvenation procedures. He also offers non-surgical options such as Botox, Juvederm and chemical peels at his practice.

For more information on Dr. Michael Burgdorf, located in Nashville, please visit his profile on or his website (, or call (615) 567-5716.

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