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How are these physicians selected?
Best Doctors, Inc., a 21-year-old company founded by doctors affiliated with Harvard Medical School, contacts physicians in the St. Louis region who have been included on a previous Best Doctors list and asks them, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”
What happens to the newly nominated doctors?
Best Doctors checks for licensing and certification requirements and any disqualifying disciplinary actions. Doctors who withstand the company’s vetting process are added to the list.
Is the list updated annually?
Yes. Each year, Best Doctors contacts the offices of every doctor for thorough fact-checking (location, phone number, clinical activity, etc.). The list is updated accordingly.
Can physicians pay Best Doctors or St. Louis Magazine to be listed?
Where can I learn more about Best Doctors and its processes?
Call 800-675-1199 or visit bestdoctors.com.
The following content within "Best Doctors 2010" is posted online:
Find a physician from among these 900 peer-selected honorees
How to keep doing everything you love—even when your joints are creaking and your back aches.
By Jeannette Cooperman
A parent’s guide to tracking children’s development—from birth through middle school
By Nancy McMullen
Web Exclusive: Video interviews with the Best Doctors
- Anthony James Scalzo, emergency physician at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center; SLUCare, Saint Louis University Medical Group
By Jeannette Cooperman, Shera Dalin, Nancy McMullen, Maggie Menderski, Jarrett Medlin, Kelly Moffitt, and Stephanie Rapp