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Baltimore Top Doctors 2018 (Maryland)

Baltimore Magazine shows their list of Top Doctors 2018 in the greater Baltimore area. Readers will need to check credentials and ratings through other sites linked at Consumer Health Ratings. 720 top doctors named in more than 125 specialties, including pediatric subspecialties. Selected by physicians with an advisory panel; online survey requested nominations from other doctors. Published Nov. 2018

Dallas Best Doctors, 2018

List of about 1170 physicians in as many specialties as you can think of (about 90 different categories) received the 2018 Best Doctors award. Dallas Fort Worth metro area, Texas. Doctors in almost 30 communities are listed, with only a few receiving the Best designation. No mention of methodology for selection.

Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors 2019 – MSP and Rochester

Minnesota Monthly’s 2018-2019 list of top physicians in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis St. Paul MN) metro area and Rochester (Olmsted County). Listed by more than 55 specialties such as OB-GYN, Oncology (cancer care), Internal Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Cardiology, Orthopedic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Dermatology, Geriatrics, Pain Management, Pulmonary Care, Urology and more, based on a survey of doctors in an 11-county metro region and the Rochester area

New York’s Best Doctors – NYC Metro Area only – New York Magazine, 2019

List of 1390 top physicians in over 60 different specialties, for the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Whether you’re looking for the best cancer specialist, the best eye doctor, a general surgeon for that gall bladder, a pediatric specialist (15 pediatric specialties) or a top psychiatrist, this list is one resource to identify the top few. However, many others (nearly 6000) who ranked in the top 10% as recommended by colleagues are NOT listed at the site; presumably due to not paying the listing fee. Information is brief, such as training, hospital affiliations and board certification. It would be wise to verify credentials before you decide. This list reflects a partnership between New York Magazine and Castle Connolly in asking doctors to nominate doctors. Published May 2019

Seattle Washington –’s Top Doctors, 2019

Seattle Magazine selected 397 best doctors in the greater Seattle area, based on a Castle Connolly survey of physicians. Extensive list of 66 specialties including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Cancer Specialties, Cardiovascular care, Dermatology, OB-GYN, Gastroenterology, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Urology, Pain Medicine, 14 Pediatric Specialties, Surgery and many more. Survey received 5060 WA nominees. Published April 2019

Wisconsin – Madison Magazine Top Doctors 2018

Madison Magazine asked Dane County physicians to name top doctors in 73 medical, pediatric and surgical disciplines that they would recommend to their family and friends. Generally, 3 to 6 physicians per specialty are listed; more than 200 in total. Such a list is reputation-oriented and based on personal experience, and does not necessarily reflect actual performance data. Number of respondents to survey is not shown. As with all Top and Best physician lists, you’ll want to check multiple sources. Updated May 2018 (biennial list)

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Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence – Locate a Center & Bariatric Surgeon

Locate a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence or bariatric surgeon. Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) has designated hundreds of hospitals and surgeons, as Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence. SRC is a non-profit corporation representing bariatric surgeons. It promotes high standards of care in weight loss surgery. List of centers by state; includes US, UK, Canada, Mexico and 20 other countries

WA Clinic and Health Plan Quality Ratings (

Find WA clinic and health plan quality ratings reported at Compare care among 300 medical groups in Washington state. See report called Improving Health Care in Washington State.  Scroll to Medical Group Performance to see medical group rankings beginning on Figure 5. Highest rated for 2018 were Virginia Mason, Kaiser Permanente Washington and The Polyclinic for Commercially insured patients; UW Medicine-Valley Medical Group and International Community Health Services were highest for Medicaid patients. Groups also include Swedish Medical Group, Pacific Medical Centers, The Everett Clinic, Columbia Medical Associates, Family Care Network, Women’s Healthcare Alliance, Northwest Physicians Network, MultiCare, UW Neighborhood Clinic and hundreds of others. For two measures, 10 health insurance plans and 9 accountable communities of health (ACOs) were compared. Community Checkup by Washington Health Alliance, uses 2016-2017 data, published December 2018

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