When someone is sick, they will want to see the best doctor. But how can they figure out who the best doctor is for their cancer needs, their dermatological needs and their heart health? Certainly, they can read the lists that are offered all over that rank doctors. But it’s important to know how the doctors are being ranked and with what standards. One company worth watching in this field is Castle Connolly Medical.
As reported by Inside Jersey, their list of Top Doctors for 2015 was created in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical. The Chairman and Co-Publisher of Castle Connolly Medical Limited, John K. Castle, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Castle Harlan, Inc. The President and CEO of Castle Connolly Medical, John J. Connolly, is past president of New York Medical College.
In order to be part of the list of recommended doctors, Castle Connolly’s physician led research team asked thousands of physicians and health care professionals to identify excellent doctors in their region and nationwide. Doctors cannot pay to be selected. In total, 24,000 doctors are asked to participate in the surveys each year to nominate doctors.
The doctors they select must be board certified and each has his credentials reviewed.
Physicians can also be removed from the lists. They might be removed because of retirement, change of practice, unavailability to patients, malpractice, negative feedback and other issues.
Certainly, when people want a comprehensive list of physicians upon whom they can rely, they can use the lists provided by Castle Connolly Medical with John K. Castle of Castle Harlan and John J. Connolly. In addition to the Castle Connolly Medical, they also publish the following guides: “America’s Top Doctors,” “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer,” “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area,” “The Best in Senior Living & Eldercare Options” and “The ABCs of HMOs.”