Dr. Urman & Dr. Caren Recognized by U.S. News Top DoctorsWednesday, February 1st, 2012, 12:01 am
U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors identifies the nation’s best doctors based on a peer nomination process. It was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., publisher of America’s Top Doctors®, and was built upon data from America’s trusted source for identifying the best in American medicine, the renowned Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™. (February 2012)
Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™ selection process begins with surveys of physicians and healthcare professionals. Each year, Castle Connolly surveys thousands of physicians and other healthcare professionals and asks them to identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout the nation. When they began the research for the first edition of America’s Top Doctors®, they surveyed over 230,000 of the nation’s leading medical specialists, department chairs, residency program directors, vice presidents of medical affairs and presidents of the nation’s leading medical centers and specialty hospitals.
Building on years of prior research, thousands of top doctors included in earlier editions of their guides are invited to offer their nominations for Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors®. Beginning in 2011, and moving forward, the nomination process invited every licensed MD and DO across the country to participate. This involved contacting over 50,000 physicians and healthcare executives, a nationwide distribution of nomination notifications via various media channels and partnering with US News and World Report as a means of expanding the process to physicians across the country.
Doctors cannot and do not pay to be listed in any Castle Connolly guide to top doctors. They are selected based on nominations by their peers and reviewed by Castle Connolly’s physician-directed research team. Drs. Caren and Urman also were recognized as among the best cardiologists in Southern California when named to the Southern California Super Doctors® edition (January 2012) of Los Angeles Magazine. It was the fourth consecutive time Dr. Urman was so honored.
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