DAPHNE, Ala. (Feb. 28, 2019) — Dr. Paul B. Canale, a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon at The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint, was recently recognized with two awards, in part for the difference he makes in the lives of his patients.

Canale received Compassionate Doctor Recognition and a Patients’ Choice Award for 2018 from Vitals, an online database of medical professionals owned by WebMD that ranks physicians based on patient experience and feedback. (Photo: Dr. Paul B. Canale)

“We are delighted that patients continue to confirm what we already know,” said Greg Shoemaker, Practice Administrator, Baldwin Bone & Joint. “ Dr. Paul Canale is a highly-skilled surgeon and caring physician who ensures his patients understand their conditions and treatment options.”

Dr. Canale has successfully treated patients with neck and spine conditions for more than 30 years. He specializes in complex spinal reconstruction surgery and serves as medical director of The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint.

The Compassionate Doctor award is granted to physicians who treat their patients with kindness and is based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores, according to information provided on the Vitals website. Dr. Canale also received Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2015 and 2016.

A Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a physician has made in the lives of his or her patients. It is bestowed on physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted on by patients, according to information provided on the Vitals website.

In 2018, more than 280 million people used Vitals to search for healthcare options based on specialty, doctor and/or condition. One of the largest digital health properties in the U.S., Vitals Consumer Services Division is comprised of Vitals.com and UCompareHealthCare.com. In August 2018, both online platforms became subsidiaries of WebMD.

For more than nine years, The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint has provided expert neck and spine care to patients of all ages. Since its inception, Dr. Paul B. Canale has served as Medical Director. In 2018, the practice expanded to include fellowship-trained physician Dr. Charles Gordon Jr., who performs minimally invasive neck and spine surgeries in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Office locations include Daphne, Bay Minette and Orange Beach. Visit thespineinstitutebbj.com for more information. To schedule an appointment or complimentary MRI review, call 251.625.2663.

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