What better way to find a doctor than to choose from the “Best Doctors in New York” list?
Each year, the peer selection survey produces the top 10% of doctors in the New York metropolitan area – 6,448 physicians among about 50,000 medical professionals. This year, 215 physicians from the New York-Presbyterian Hospital made it to the list, published in the latest issue of New York Magazine last June 10th.
According to Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, “We are thrilled to have so many of our doctors listed in New York magazine, as it reinforces what is most important to us – providing the highest-quality, most compassionate care. We thank all of our doctors for helping to make a difference in the lives of our patients and families every day. New Yorkers are fortunate to have some of the nation’s best physicians right in their backyard.”
How the Best Doctors in New York are Chosen
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York City research and information company publishes an annual guidebook called Top Doctors: New York Metro Area. Currently on its 17th edition, they provide a shorter list version for the magazine’s Best Doctors Issue. This year, 1,251 doctors made it to New York Magazine’s list.
The idea behind the survey is that medical doctors are the best ones to judge fellow doctors. They nominate who they think is the best in their field or related fields online and all nominations and votes remain confidential.
They are encouraged not only to take into account professional qualifications and reputation (education, residency, board certification, hospital appointment, and disciplinary record, for example) but also skills in dealing with patients (listening and communicating effectively, demonstrating empathy, instilling trust and confidence). The Castle Connolly physician-led research team then tabulates the results and vets the nominee pool, confirming the doctors’ board certifications and licensing, and investigating their disciplinary histories. (source)
Results are adjusted based on other factors like geographic balance to better represent the magazine’s readership.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital to be featured in TV Series “NY Med”
New York-Presbyterian Hospital doctors, nurses and staff will also be featured in the upcoming second season of hit television series “NY Med” of ABC News. Premiering on Thursday, June 26 at 10:00PM EST on ABC, the show will run for eight weeks and will let you see what life is like inside one of the busiest and largest hospitals in the US.
You can see the top 1,251 physicians listed by area of specialty and location here.