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Dr. Lopes is a Five-Time Patients’ Choice Honoree

Posted on August 27, 2014

Vitals.com_PatientsChoiceOnly a small percentage of the nation’s physicians are ever honored with a Patients’ Choice Award. But Chicago Neurological Surgery Dr. Demetrius Lopes belongs to an even more selective group of doctors who are being honored this year as five-time Patients’ Choice honorees, marking the award’s fifth anniversary.

Of the nearly 900,000 active doctors and dentists in the U.S., just five percent earned the consistently high patient ratings on Vitals, UCompareHealthCare, and other sites in 2012 needed to qualify for the Patients’ Choice Award. Even fewer U.S. doctors – only one percent – earned Dr. Demetrius Lopes‘s achievement: award-worthy patient praise for five consecutive years (2008 through 2012).

Each year, millions of patients rate their doctors on various critical aspects of their care, including: diagnosis accuracy, time spent with the doctor, bedside manner, and follow-up. Vitals analyzes these ratings annually, along with other quality measures, to identify Patients’ Choice Award winners.

Dr. Demetrius Lopes commented on the recognition: “I’m grateful that so many patients have gone out of their way throughout the past five years to rate my care. It’s wonderful to be recognized in this particular way. Thank you.”

For more information on this Patients’ Choice Award Five Year Honoree, please visit Dr. Demetrius Lopes‘s profile on Vitals.com.

About the Vitals Patients’ Choice Award
Now in its fifth consecutive year, Vitals’ Patients’ Choice Award is presented to every doctor in the U.S. that maintains a 3.5 or higher aggregate rating for an entire calendar year. Visitors to Vitals.com use the same four-star rating system to make informed, confident choices about their healthcare every day. Patients’ Choice is just one award in a suite of annual honors for the medical community bestowed by Vitals’ users, including Compassionate Doctor and specialty-specific Top 10 Doctor awards.