Since 1989, Best Doctors has conducted one of the largest ongoing peer physician polls in health care to identify the physicians other physicians trust most. We start by asking: “If you or a loved one needed a physician in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”
All listed Best Doctors have received a consensus of their peer physicians support. Once a physician receives consensus, s/he is researched and verified for clinical activity, licensure and disciplinary actions.
A selected Best Doctor doesn’t remain in the database forever. The peer-review process requires that every listed Best Doctor physician be re-evaluated by their peers in each poll. Best Doctors does not pay physicians to be included in the database, nor can physicians or their organizations pay Best Doctors. A physician cannot apply to become a Best Doctors physician. The only way for a physician to be selected to the database is to be nominated by and then receive voting consensus from Best Doctors physicians.
As a result, Best Doctors has a proprietary, global database of expert physicians — free from commercial and financial bias – numbering more than 50,000 in over 450 specialties and subspecialties.
Best Doctors is not a list company and does not publish a directory of the database.