Most people would agree that gambling with their health care is a dangerous idea. When it comes to medical care, excellence and expertise are crucially important.
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors are rigorously selected from among the total population of 700,100 physicians in practice in the United States. Each year we receive over 150,000 nominations from physicians nominating those they believe to be among the best in their regions and throughout the nation. Our intensive research methodology is designed to identify doctors that will speed patients' healing, minimize pain and discomfort, shorten recovery periods and enhance and lengthen lives – in other words, achieve the best possible health outcomes.
Yet Americans receive top-quality care from their doctors and hospitals only about half of the time. From inadequate screening during routine checkups to subpar treatment of critical illnesses, inferior care can have costly and tragic results. Too often, patients simply don't know how to find the best doctor to deliver the best care.
Castle Connolly takes this challenge seriously. Since the company's founding in 1991, our “Top Doctors” guides have been identifying the nation's best doctors and hospitals in every part of the country and in every medical specialty. Our lists are based on peer nominations and professional assessments by our physician-led research team – not on hype, advertising, or third parties that have something to gain by recommending a particular provider.