Dr. Steppie Wins Compassionate Doctor Award
April 30, 2013
Orlando physician Dr. Michael Steppie, MD, President and Medical Director of Associates in Dermatology, recently was honored as one of America’s Most Compassionate Doctors by Patient’s Choice for the second year in a row. The recognition is a testament to patient confidence in Dr. Steppie and to Associates in Dermatology’s core value and mission statement: Dedicated, caring dermatology professionals with the skills, training and technology to provide you with the best medical care in Central Florida.
The Patient’s Choice recognition program calls on patients to rate and vote for their favorite doctors via online rating and opinion forums. More than 200,000 patients nationwide log on each month, voluntarily providing information about their experiences with doctors and medical staff. Participants rate various care components including the amount of quality doctor-patient face time, physicians’ bedside manner, follow-up care, ease of appointment setting and courtesy of office and medical support staff.
Many participants share their overall opinions of doctors, but often focus on a physician’s expertise and the positive or negative medical results they experienced. Only a small percentage of these patients discuss positively the compassion that accompanied their care, which shows that Dr. Steppie truly stands out among Central Florida physicians.
Dr. Steppie joins an elite group of his peers. Of the nation’s 870,000 active doctors, just 3% were awarded Compassionate Doctor certification in 2012.