Nashville, TN -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/28/2016 -- Local physicians Dr. Mary Gingrass and Dr. Melinda Haws are two of 500 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf — the leading online community helping people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures.
In a time when 1 in 4 U.S. adults share their health experiences on social media channels, the medical professionals that made the 2015 RealSelf 500 are recognized both for having an outstanding record of consumer feedback and for providing credible, valuable insights in response to consumer questions about elective cosmetic treatments, plastic surgery, dentistry and more.
Dr. Gingrass and Dr. Haws own and operate the Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville, and are highly respected in their community. Their surgical specialties include breast and body procedures, and they have been practicing for over 20 years.
"In 2015, these 500 doctors collectively impacted tens of millions of consumers, with nearly 30% of our total doctor content posted by this relatively small group," said Tom Seery, RealSelf founder and CEO. "When I started RealSelf, many doctors questioned why they should 'give away' their expertise 'for free' on the web. Now, eight years later — and with over one million doctor answers on our platform — we are proud of the standard this select group has set. They're leading the way by empowering millions of consumers to gain access to the information they need to make smart and confident health and beauty decisions."
Dr. Gingrass and Dr. Haws are both expert contributors to RealSelf, and to date have posted 324 and 478 answers, respectively, to questions on RealSelf. Each month people from all over world ask important aesthetic-related questions. Dr. Gingrass and Dr. Haws both also maintain a patient star rating of five out of five stars in RealSelf reviews.
For more information, please visit www.theplasticsurgerycenterofnashville.com and for the full list of RealSelf 500 Award winners, visit http://www.realself.com/RS500.
Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world's largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments. Our extensive collections of reviews, photos, videos and doctor Q&A make RealSelf the most trusted resource for those who are looking for help beyond the beauty counter.