Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the significant difference a particular physician has made in the lives of their patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores as voted by patients.

Every month, more than 200,000 patients across the U.S. provide online feedback about their experiences with their doctors. They rate various components such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, degree of follow-up, courtesy of office staff, and overall opinions.

Over the course of 2011 to 2014, these doctor reviews have totaled hundreds of thousands patient opinions. While physicians generally receive positive reviews from their patients, only a select few receive uniformly rave reviews across the board. Only those who have received rave reviews with near perfect scores by their patients are awarded this honor.  Reviews are analyzed from a wide range of certified and credible sources such as DemandforceVitals.com, Healthgrades,Wellness.com, Yahoo Local, Yelp, Google Places, Dex Knows, Yellow Pages and Dr.Ooogle.

In fact, of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, only 5% were accorded this honor by their patients.

Dr. Steven Koos D.D.S, M.D., a Chicago-based Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, has been fortunate to be honored with this recognition in 2011, and this truly distinguishes him from all other oral surgeons in Chicago.  This award is a testament, not only to clinical skill, but also the manner in which treatment and care is delivered.