The latest list of "Best Doctors in America" includes 235 UAB physicians, comprising more than two-thirds of all specialists from the Birmingham metropolitan area now in the Best Doctors database. Among those recognized are nutrition sciences faculty members Dr. Sarah Morgan and Dr. Doug Heimburger.
Best Doctors is an independent, knowledge-based medical referral service located in Aiken, South Carolina. Its surveys ask peer physicians, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” Only about 3 to 5 percent of all specialists worldwide make the list, which currently names 33,000 in the U.S. — including 345 physicians in the Birmingham area.
Nominations for the list are anonymous, and doctors’ evaluations are confidential, according to the company. The system of review, based on methodology invented in 1992, includes a method of catching and correcting bias, for or against particular physicians or groups of physicians. Listings cannot be purchased.
Consumers can learn more about Best Doctors at www.bestdoctors.com.
L. G. Blanchard, Media Relations