No one likes being sick. But when it happens, it sure helps to have someone with the know-how who can quickly figure out what’s wrong, devise a plan to make it go away, and answer all our questions without reservation, no matter how much hand-holding might be needed. For that reason we turned to Castle Connolly, the physician-led, patient-trusted medical data research group whose job it is to evaluate doctors across the country, for a comprehensive directory of the best medical talent in our area. And from this list, we selected six physicians and asked them to debunk myths and clarify questions specific to their chosen specialties.
To maintain its database, Castle Connolly’s experts routinely turn to leaders in the medical profession to identify the MDs who are believed to be the best in their respective specialties and fields. It is from this resource that they assembled their final selections for us to share with you. This list, our most comprehensive to date, includes 393 doctors in fourty-seven specialties. Hopefully you won’t need to refer to it, but we suggest you keep it handy, just in case.
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established survey and research process, under the direction of an MD, involves many tens of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional and community hospitals across the nation. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Its online nominations process—located at castleconnolly.com/nominations—is open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physician is, in their opinion, among the best in their region, in their medical specialty, or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers.The result: We identify the top doctors in America and provide the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in our paperback guides, national and regional magazine Top Doctors features, and online directories. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s Top Doctors feature may also appear as Regional Top Doctors at castleconnolly.com, or in one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™ guides, such as America’s Top Doctors® or America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer.