KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Vitals has recognized Brian J. Divelbiss, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and President and CEO of Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, as a recipient of its Patients’ Choice Award for 2018.
Dr. Divelbiss also received recognition by Vitals as a Compassionate Doctor and an On-Time Doctor.
The awards came from those whose opinions matter most on all three issues – his patients.
Vitals, based in Lyndhurst, N.J., gathers patient comments and reviews online.
Dr. Divelbiss, who specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatment of hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder conditions, earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, before completing a Hand and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Iowa. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery.
The Patients’ Choice Award reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his or her patients. Vitals bestows the honor to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
The Compassionate Doctor certification goes to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. Vitals determines the honor based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.
The On-Time and Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. Vitals grants the honor based on a physician’s overall and promptness scores. Vitals reported that the national wait time to see a physician runs 18 minutes, 13 seconds in 2018. Vitals On-Time Doctors, meanwhile, averaged a wait time of 13 minutes, 17 seconds.
Each year, Vitals receives millions of patient-reported ratings on various components of their doctor’s care.
Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics has two clinic locations in the Kansas City area. One is at the Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute, 3651 College Blvd., Leawood, KS. The other is on the campus of Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Medical Plaza Building 1, Suite 610, 4320 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64111.
Patients may make an appointment by calling 913-319-7600.