07 Aug Top Doctors of 2012 Recognition – US News/Health
The U.S. News Top Doctors listing was “developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top DoctorsÂ® and other guides, and was built upon data from Castle Connolly’s Top Doctorsâ„¢. ” “Top Doctors are identified by location and by hospital affiliation, across a wide range of specialties and sub-specialties and for over 2,000 diseases, medical issues, and procedures.” Castle Connolly bases its Top Doctors selections on nominations submitted by other doctors and reviewed by its physician-led research team.” Read more about the Nomination Process.
The goals of the U.S. News Top Doctors project are twofold.
- to help consumers find the doctors who can best address their needs;
- to enlist doctors across the country to share their awareness of who among their peers are the most worthy of referral.
Any licensed doctor can nominate their peers. However, physicians cannot apply or nominate themselves. Physicians cannot pay to be nominated or selected nor can their employers (hospitals and/or group practices) nominated them.
U.S. News, in partnership with Castle Connolly, will continue to expand their Top Doctors designations as they receive additional nominations from doctors’ peers.