Dr. Michael Steppie Wins Prestigious Vitals Patients’ Choice Award

Seventh Annual Vitals Patients. Choice Award Recognizes Dr. Michael Steppie for Outstanding Care Based on Patient Feedback

Orlando, FL — August 17, 2015 — Vitals, a leader in providing online transparency tools and data that help consumers find top doctors and make informed decisions about their medical care, is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Steppie has been honored with the prestigious 2014 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award. The Award, now in its seventh year, is a widely recognized distinction bestowed on doctors by the people they care for — their patients.

Each year, Vitals receives millions of patient-reported ratings on various components of their doctor’s 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.

Vitals Patients’ Choice Award winners must receive an overall rating of at least 3.5 or higher (out of 4.0). Winning doctors must also have a medical license in good standing with no sanctions. Of the nation’s 1 million active physicians and dentists, just 5 percent qualified for this honor in 2014.

Dr. Michael Steppie commented on the recognition:

“I am deeply honored as providing patients high quality care is our number one priority”.

About Michael Steppie: a short profile by and about the honoree:

Dr. Steppie is a board-certified physician who has completed residencies in Dermatology and Internal Medicine and is a highly qualified MOHS micrographic skin cancer surgeon. He is a dedicated member of the prestigious Amonette Circle of Skin Cancer Foundation and has been honored with multiple American Medical Association Physician Recognition Awards. Michael Steppie, MD, also serves as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Central Florida and as Clinical Assistant Professor in Dermatology at the Florida State University College of Medicine (Orlando Regional Campus).

“Doctors recognized with a Vitals Patients’ Choice Award are committed to the patient experience,” said Mitch Rothschild, CEO of Vitals. “We commend these doctors for bringing both compassion and expertise to the practice of medicine.”

Following the publication of Dr. Michael Steppie‘s selection for the Vitals Patient’s Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Michael Steppie 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.

To learn more about the doctor and see the award, please visit Dr. Michael Steppie’s profile on Vitals.com.

About Vitals
Vitals is reinventing the way people shop and save on their medical care. We support effective decision-making through cost, quality and access data, as well as reward and incentive programs. Vitals leads the market with the first transparency and engagement platform that achieves measurable savings for consumers through a retail-like approach to purchasing health care services. Through health plans, hospitals and our leading consumer websites, Vitals helps more than 150 million people each year access better, more affordable care.

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