Greater Columbia Business Monthly September 2013 : Page 22

Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors, Inc. is transforming and improving health care. The global company, headquartered in Boston, serves more than 30 million members in every major region of the world. The company works with the best five percent of doctors to find the right diagnoses and right treatments, and seamlessly integrate its services with employers other health-related benefits. More than a traditional second opinion, Best Doctors delivers a comprehensive evaluation of patient’s medical condition – providing value to both patients and treating physicians. By utilize Best Doctors, members have access to the brightest minds in medicine to ensure the right diagnosis and treatment plan. Best Doctors’ team of researchers conducts a biennial poll using the methodology that mimics the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to identify the right specialists for their patients. Using a polling method and balloting software, that Gallup has audited and certified, they gather the insight and experience of tens of thousands of leading specialists all over the country, while confirming their credentials and specific areas of expertise. The result is the Best Doctors in America List, which includes the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians in the nation. There are the doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their field. They cannot pay a fee and pare not paid to be listed and cannot nominate or vote for themselves. It is a list that is truly unbiased and respected by the medical profession and patients alike as the source of top quality medical information. Gallup has audited and certified The Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion The Best Doctors in America List, as using the highest industry standards, survey methodology, and processes. These lists are excerpted from The Best Doctors in America 2013 database, which includes over 45,000 U.S. doctors in more than 40 medical specialties and 400 subspecialties. The Best Doctors in America database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors, Inc. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com or contact Best Doctors by telephone at 800 675-1199 or by email at research@ bestdoctors.com. Please note that the lists of doctors are not available on the Best Doctors website. Best Doctors, Inc., has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list, but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person or other party for any loss or damage cause by errors or omissions herein, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. Copyright 2013, Best Doctors, Inc. Used under license, all rights reserved. This list, or any parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without written permission from Best Doctors, Inc. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without the permission of Best Doctors, Inc. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission. BEST DOCTORS, THE BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA, and the Star-in-Cross Logo are trademarks of Best Doctors, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries, and are used under license. 22 | CoLumbiabusinessmontHLy.Com september 2013

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