Dr. Gerald M. Sacks Named Patients’ Choice Award Recipient

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La Peer Health Systems pain management specialist Gerald M. Sacks, M.D., honored for his exemplary work and dedication to his patients.

Gerald M Sacks MD
To receive an award from my patients is a tremendous honor.

Dr. Gerald M. Sacks, a Santa Monica pain management doctor at La Peer Health Systems, has been named the recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award. Given to a select number of America’s favorite doctors, Dr. Sacks was commended for his exemplary work in medicine and compassion for his patients. The Patients' Choice honor reflects the difference doctors make in the lives of their patients.

“To receive an award from my patients is a tremendous honor,” Dr. Sacks said. “I am glad my patients realize my work is important to me and their care is just as important.”

The Patients' Choice Award is given to doctors who received rave reviews for their work and dedication in their medical field. As the honor roll of America’s favorite doctors, this honor is given to doctors by their patients. In 2012 alone, more than 200,000 patients across America provided reviews and feedback regarding their personal treatment and experiences with their physicians.

Dr. Sacks scored near-perfect ratings in the categories of: bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, follow-up care, office staff's courtesy and overall patient opinion. Of the 830,000 doctors currently practicing in the U.S., just 5 percent received the Patients’ Choice Award in 2012. As part of this honor, recipients are included on http://www.PatientsChoice.org, a resource in which patients can locate physicians providing quality care.

“Many of my colleagues have received this honor,” said Dr. Sacks. “It is a great accomplishment to join them and know we are making a difference in our patients’ lives.”

Gerald M. Sacks, M.D. is a pain management specialist board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is the primary doctor in La Peer’s Pain Management Department and has been Director of Pain Management at the Pain Institute of Santa Monica since 1996. Dr. Sacks was also appointed Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Southern California at both the Medical School and Pain Institute in Los Angeles.

Dr. Sacks graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the top sixth of his class. He also completed his internship in General Surgery at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. His residency in Anesthesiology and Critical Care was completed at the University of Chicago as well as a residency in Orthopedic Surgery from Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Sacks finished his fellowship in pain management (Regional Anesthesia and Ambulatory Anesthesia) from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 47 world-renowned physicians in 13 specialties, comprehensive medical treatment is offered that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. The 13 medical departments include orthopedics & sports medicine, gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer's unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.

To learn more about La Peer Health Systems, visit http://www.lapeerhealth.com.

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