Angelenos are truly fortunate to have access to the state-of-the-art UCLA Health System and its affiliated physicians. On March 27, UCLA announced that more than 200 physicians from UCLA Health System were named to 2013 Best Doctors in America list.
The national list is compiled every two years by Boston-based Best Doctors Inc. It is based on an in-depth, impartial peer survey of doctors working in a variety of specialties. Only the top 5% of physicians in the nation receive this honor. “Earning a place as one of the Best Doctors in America is a singular honor,” noted Dr. David Feinberg, president of UCLA Health. He added, “This is a testament to our physicians, who provide excellent patient-centered care. We are grateful to our gifted and dedicated medical team throughout UCLA Health, which goes the extra mile every day to save lives and deliver compassionate care to patients in our community, one patient at a time.”
To compile the list, Best Doctors conducts an exhaustive, peer-reviewed survey of the medical profession, polling more than 50,000 doctors across the nation and asking them this question: If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer? The doctors surveyed are asked to provide an assessment of the clinical abilities of their peers within more than 400 sub-specialties of medicine. The millions of individual data points collected through this process are compiled using algorithms that correct for statistical bias, yielding the list of the physicians deemed the “best” by their peers. The list identifies specialists who are considered by fellow physicians to be the most skilled in their fields and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions.
According to Best Doctors Inc., the goal of the Best Doctors in America list is to identify the best trained, most experienced and most skilled specialists, regardless of where they practice. Every specialty category on the list contains UCLA’s specialists. UCLA Health’s group of experts listed in the database includes world-class heart, pediatrics, neurology, and neurosurgery specialists. For further information about the Best Doctors list, click on this link.
Best Doctors Inc., founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, works with the best 5% of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup has audited and certified Best Doctors Inc.’s database of physicians and its companion Best Doctors in America List as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. The global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions.