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2013 Top Doctors

749 of the best physicians in 65 specialties



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Top Docs 2013:

“Physicians of Exceptional Excellence”

The San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS), working collaboratively with San Diego Magazine for a decade, has continued and will continue to evolve our process for identifying those board-certified physicians within the county who are held in highest regard by their peers.

In 2013, we improved the process to ensure that all modes of practice were fairly represented in the selection.

Even so, measures of quality in healthcare are complex, varying by user and intent. San Diego County’s physicians and patients alike understand that no process for identifying our communities’ many “top doctors”—however carefully constructed—will be without its limitations.

Our voting process, which has always been and will remain transparent, is the following: Any board-certified physician in San Diego may vote for any board-certified doctors who practice within San Diego County to whom they would refer their patients and family members. Voting is open to all physicians, not just members for the Medical Society.

In 2013, more than 1,300 physicians voted with a selection rate of 7.4 percent. Each selectee was then reviewed by SDCMS to confirm his or her board certification, Medical Board of California standing, and current practice status.

This year’s process resulted in 749 physicians being honored by their peers.

This list, which is by no means complete—most physicians are excellent, highly competent doctors and are not on it—should be used carefully as a guide (recognized through one process and as one factor only) when choosing one for your own needs. The best choice of a physician for a given patient may include patient-specific factors and intangibles that are best discussed with your personal doctor when a referral is needed. Nurses and other healthcare professionals can add insight into selecting a well-respected physician who best suits your individual needs.

None of this should detract, however, from the recognition that those on this list fully deserve. These individuals have been identified by their peers as physicians to whom they would entrust the care of their own family members and patients. Among these honorees, 52 have been recognized by their peers in nine of the past 11 years, 31 have been recognized ten of the past 11 years, and nine have been recognized in all 11 years. There is no greater compliment one can receive from one’s colleagues!

We encourage all San Diego County physicians to participate in their county and state medical societies as we work toward the SDCMS vision—“Physicians United for a Healthy San Diego.”

Congratulations to all the doctors honored!

Robert Peters, MD, PhD
President
San Diego County Medical Society

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