Dr. Downey receives “Compassionate Doctor” Award at Vitals.com
Vitals.com awarded Dr. Downey their “Compassionate Doctor” award. Vitals.com is a physician rating service. According to Vitals.com, “the Compassionate Doctor certification is awarded to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is grated based on a physicians’ overall and bedside manner scores”.
Vitals.com uses a “360-degree Vitals View” method which evaluates physicians based on objective achievements like board certification, peer evaluation such as awards and actual physician reviews, office information, and patient reviews. Physicians have no way to influence their own ratings, unlike some other “premium” sites where subscribing MDs can raise their ratings by buying higher levels of exposure.