Top 10 Doctors: Now It’s Easier to Find the Best Local Care

Looking for the most-recommended cardiologist in Downtown Bakersfield, California? Or maybe a highly-rated podiatrist in The Loop of Chicago, Illinois? An orthopedic surgeon in Back Bay of Boston, Massachusetts?

Top 10 logo 300x277 Top 10 Doctors: Now Its Easier to Find the Best Local Care PhotoWith the new Top 10 Doctor award, finding the best local specialists is easier than ever.

We’ve established the Top 10 Doctor award to help you easily identify the highest-rated doctors in your neighborhood, as well as to honor local specialists who’ve received the highest praise from their patients online.

Top 10 Doctors are chosen by patients who visit Vitals in search of a new doctor, totaling 120 million people each year. Vitals visitors also leave ratings and reviews for their current doctors on various components of care: bedside manner, follow-up care, ease of appointment setting, courtesy of office staff, and overall appointment experience.

We’ve analyzed these patient-provided ratings in order to identify those physicians within a certain specialty and neighborhood who are consistently rated highly.

Only about 20,000 doctors – less than 3 percent of all doctors nationally – met the criteria for Top 10 Doctor honors in 2012. The winners represent 39 specialties and more than 2,500 neighborhoods across the US.

Patients who see the Top 10 Doctor icon on a doctor’s Vitals profile can feel confident that doctor has been vetted through the experiences of their fellow patients and neighbors, whose testimonials attest to the doctor’s superior care.

Have your doctors made the cut? Find their profiles and look for the Top 10 Doctor icon.

Learn more about Top 10 Doctors.