(Beaver Dam) One local physician is receiving some pretty high praise. Dr. Joseph M. Puccinelli, a Beaver Dam Community Hospital physician, as been selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Puccinelli has been a physician with BDCH since 2015, as an orthopedic surgeon who practices through the Institute for Movement and Orthopedics.
The Castle Connolly selection process is based on peer nominations. All licensed physicians, medical doctors and doctors of osteopathic medicine are invited to participate in the selection process. Puccinelli said he was honored to be recognized by his peers.
Castle Connolly Top Doctors are highly sought-after physician leaders in their communities and being selected as a Top Doctor is considered a prestigious honor among medical circles. The Castle Connolly Top Doctor award is only one of several awards Dr. Puccinelli has received over the last several years. He also earned the Paitent’s Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor certification in 2016. The Patients’ Choice Award reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his or her patients. The Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness and is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.
Beaver Dam Community Hospital CEO Kim Miller says “BDCH strives to deliver the best patient experience close to home for patients in our community, and Dr.
Puccinelli helps us in that mission every day. From knee replacements to sports
medicine, Dr. Puccinelli’s talent has improved the lives of hundreds of patients. This recognition signifies the tremendous respect he has earned among his peers.”