Ilya Kupershtein, MD, Earns Patients' Choice Award
Last updated: Dec 13, 2011, 09:28 AM
By Joy Pierce Mathews for Summit Medical Group
Summit Medical Group spine surgeon Ilya Kupershtein, MD, has recently received an MDx Medical Patient's Choice Award for his outstanding bedside manner, time spent during patients' visits, courtesy of his office staff, appropriate follow up, and overall excellence.
Dr. Kupershtein earned his BS in computer science and his BS in mathematics at the University of New Orleans. After graduating, he completed his MD at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, also in New Orleans. He completed his residency in orthopedics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, and he completed his fellowship in spine and scoliosis surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.
Vitals.com, a popular physician rating site that offers the MDx award, enables patients to evaluate and nominate physicians who are exceptional. The site offers patients a 360º review of physicians as well as factual information on a doctor's expertise and practice, other consumers' reviews, and recommendations from other doctors. It also provides health care options for travelers, patient guides, and recommendations about the type of physician to seek for a particular condition or disease.
Each month, more than 200,000 US patients log onto Vitals.com to provide online opinions about experiences with their doctors. Each year, only 5% of the physicians for whom patients provide evaluations receive the Patients' Choice Award. In 2011, 14 Summit Medical Group physicians from a variety of specialties earned the award.