Below are some of the most frequently asked questions from physicians who are looking to work with Best Doctors.
Our consultation process works like this:
No. For more than 28 years, Best Doctors has conducted one of the largest, ongoing peer physician surveys within health care to identify the doctors other doctors trust most. Best Doctors maintains its proprietary database—free from commercial and financial bias.
Every two years, Best Doctors undertakes the largest, continuous-peer survey of the medical profession to develop its database. Voting doctors are asked “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to which you would refer them?”
The unique strength of the Best Doctors survey is that only the best may participate; only current Best Doctors and other highly recommended specialists receive our survey to nominate and vote.
Best Doctors has proprietary software that analyses the surveys and provides an aggregate score for each physician. This yields a preliminary set of doctors who meet the initial criteria for inclusion. These physicians are then checked for licensure, certification and disciplinary actions.
We have developed a system for screening doctors that is unmatched for its rigour and accuracy. Furthermore, the doctors’ surveys are confidential.
No, our peer review process requires that every listed Best Doctor be re-evaluated by their peers in each biennial poll.
Doctors and hospitals cannot pay to be listed, nor do we pay them to participate in the poll. Only doctors who earn peer consensus and meet the inclusion criteria are selected for the Best Doctors network.
The opportunity to improve the overall quality of health care in the UK but also of individuals overseas who could benefit from superior clinical ability, expertise and service.
The medical community has been very supportive over the years we’ve administered our survey both in the US and in other parts of the world. We see a continuous overall increase of specialists that participate in the surveys and in the amount of specialists that are elected by their peers to form part of the Best Doctors database of experts.