Castle Connolly Top Doctors Guidelines
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Its established survey and research process, under the direction of an M.D., involves tens of thousands of top doctors and the medical leadership of leading hospitals.
[sidebar]Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Using mail and telephone surveys and electronic ballots, they ask physicians and the medical leadership of leading hospitals to identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers.
The result: Castle Connolly identifies the top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training, and special expertise in its paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features, and online directories.
Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s "Top Doctors" feature may also appear as Regional Top Doctors online at www.castleconnolly.com, or in one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors guides, such as America’s Top Doctors® or America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer.
This year, in conjunction with Boston magazine, Castle Connolly additionally opened up the nomination survey process to all licensed physicians in the magazine’s markets through a special online site. With the support of the marketing staffs at all the area hospitals, and through extensive print and online promotions through the magazine, the response was excellent. This enabled Castle Connolly to identify many new Castle Connolly Top Doctors in the Boston metro area and add them to the “Top Doctors” feature this year, nearly doubling its size.