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Blue Ridge Orthopaedic And Spine Center Doctors Earn Patients’ Choice Awards
Dr. Charles Seal and Dr. David Kim have earned Patients’ Choice awards.Dr. Seal was named as a top spine surgeon in the U.S., while Dr. David Kim was chosen as one of the top pain management doctors in the country.
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of patients. Every month, more than 200,000 patients across the U.S. provide online feedback about their experiences with their doctors. They rate various components such as bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, degree of follow-up, courtesy of office staff, and overall opinions. While physicians generally receive positive reviews from their patients, only a select few receive uniformly rave reviews across the board, and earn Patients’ Choice honors as a result. In 2011, only about 5 percent of the nation's 830,000 active physicians earned the honor.
Dr. Seal earned his M.D. at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Seal completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Crowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Seal also completed the Bohlman Spine Surgery Fellowship at Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals of Cleveland in Ohio.
Dr. Kim earned his M.D. from New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J. He completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the Howard H. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, N.Y.U., Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Kim completed an ACGME accredited interventional pain management fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, V.A.
Dr. Kim is the founder of their interventional pain clinic. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is American Medical Association board certified in pain medicine.