La Peer Urologist Recognized As Patients’ Choice Award Recipient

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Beverly Hills urologist, Kia Michel, M.D., honored for his commitment to his patients and high standard of care.

Dr Kiarash Michel
My focus is my patients and their well-being. I am delighted that I can provide state of the art care with a personal touch.

As one of a select few physicians, Los Angeles urologist Dr. Kia Michel has been named recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award. Dr. Michel is commended for his exemplary work in medicine and compassion for his patients. The Patients' Choice honor reflects the difference he makes in the lives of his patients.

“I became a physician to be able to take care of patients,” said Dr. Michel. “Recognition of my efforts by my patients makes all the hard work worthwhile. I am grateful.”

The Patients' Choice Award is given to doctors who received rave reviews for their work and dedication in their medical field. Every month millions of patients provide feedback about their doctor experiences on In 2012 alone, more than 200,000 patients across America provided reviews and feedback regarding their personal treatment and experiences with their doctors. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its annual list of award winners.

While physicians often receive positive feedback, only a select few consistently receive ongoing positive reviews. Dr. Michel 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 country, just 5 percent received the Patients’ Choice Award in 2012. As part of this honor, recipients are included on the Patients’ Choice website, a resource in which patients can locate physicians providing quality care.

“My focus is my patients and their well-being. I am delighted that I can provide state of the art care with a personal touch,” Dr. Michel said. “It means the world to me that my efforts are recognized by my patients.”

Kia Michel, MD is the director of robotic and minimally invasive surgery at Comprehensive Urology. He is recognized as one of the leading urologists in Los Angeles, and is highly sought after by patients nationally and internationally. Given his expertise in robotics and minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Michel is frequently called upon by other urologists and specialists to treat their most complex patients. For his efforts, Dr. Michel has been recognized as a Top Doctor and a Super Doctor by his patients and peers year after year.

Dr. Michel graduated from Whitman College where he was a Presidential Scholar for four years before attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he graduated with Honors and was recognized by the National Medical Honor Society (AOA). Dr. Michel then completed a prestigious six-year residency program in Urologic Surgery at UCLA, where he was recognized as a Pfizer scholar in Urology. After residency, Dr. Michel completed a fellowship in Urological Oncology and advanced surgical techniques also at UCLA. During his fellowship, Dr. Michel’s efforts were recognized by the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the American Foundation for Urologic Disease.

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.

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