James Schaller, MD Elected to the "Best Doctors in America"
Two renowned physicians affiliated with Harvard Medical School founded Best Doctors, Inc. in 1989. Their goal was to provide greater access to dependable, high quality medical information and care for individuals with serious illnesses and injuries. That concept continues to propel Best Doctors and has led to their pioneering work being featured on 60 Minutes, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reader's Digest and CNN. Today, Best Doctors is the world's leading resource for patients, families and physicians seeking expert medical resources and guidance to treat illnesses and injuries of all kinds.
Physicians Rating the "Best" American Physicians
Best Doctors believes that physicians are the most qualified to evaluate the experience and skill sets of other physicians. The Best Doctors survey asks physicians: "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?" The responses form the basis of the Best Doctors' global database, which has been consistently recognized by doctors, patients and the public for its quality and integrity.
Isn't asking "If you or a loved one..." a little simplistic?
Actually, by presenting this question Best Doctors is mimicking the informal, peer-to-peer referral process that doctors themselves use to determine the most appropriate physicians for individual cases. Best Doctors' evaluation process is much more complex than this initial question. This process takes place biennially, by physicians included in the Best Doctors database. Specialists complete ballots on other doctors in their own and in related specialties. During this nine to twelve month period, doctors may also nominate and provide information on other physicians who they think should be considered in the peer review process.
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