RAPHAEL S. F. LONGOBARDI, MD, FAAOS OF UNIVERSTIY ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER RECEIVES PATIENT’S CHOICE AWARD
A physician most highly regarded by his patients
For Immediate Release - March 30, 2009 – Hackensack, NJ – Although there is only one designated day a year to honor doctors, we are proud to announce that Dr. Raphael Longobardi, MD, FAAOS, Sports Medicine Specialist/Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, has received the “Patient’s Choice” recognition for his unanimous, outstanding reviews made by patients online all year.
Every month, more than 40,000 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 2008, these reviews have totaled hundreds of thousands of patient opinions. While physicians generally receive positive reviews from their patients, only a select few receive uniformly rave reviews across the board. Of those that receive rave reviews, only physicians like Dr. Longobardi - with near perfect scores – have been voted by their patients for this honor.
In fact, of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians, less than 5% were accorded this honor by their patients in 2008. This notation of distinction as a Patients’ Choice physician will be prominently displayed across a broad selection of websites, including Vitals.com and Health.com and a variety of Managed Care sites that are viewed by more than 150,000 people on a daily basis.
In addition to his personal mantra of always ‘being there for his patients’, Dr. Longobardi is ‘humbled to be honored with an award that recognizes his high quality of care and credits his personalized approach to treat each patient’s condition and/or injury as unique and with compassion.”