One-hundred-seventy-nine Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center physicians were selected for inclusion on the Best Doctors In America® List for 2013, more than any other health care organization in the central Pennsylvania region. Best Doctors is a nationally recognized list that contains names and professional profiles of physicians chosen through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of physicians are asked to name the best clinical practitioners in their specialties. Only 5 percent of the doctors in America earn a spot on the list.
The 179 Penn State Hershey Medical Center physicians chosen for the list represent nearly 23 percent of the more than 790 clinical faculty members at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Seventeen Penn State Hershey specialists were selected for more than one category.
The highly regarded Best Doctors in America List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., results from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in over 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s List. In a confidential review, current physicians on the list answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria. Only those who earn the consensus support of their peers and meet additional research criteria are included on the list.
Best Doctors’ surveys are designed to mimic the informal peer-to-peer referral process that physicians themselves use to determine appropriate specialists for individual cases. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the database, nor are they paid to be in the database. Doctors do not have to purchase anything to be included.
For a complete listing of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center providers named to the 2013 Best Doctors list, go to www.pennstatehershey.org/bestdoctors or for more information visit www.bestdoctors.com.
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