Peer Nominated

Madison Media uses several top doctor sources to identify
and qualify physicians across many medical specialties.
Below is a summary of these top doctor sources.

Top Doctor Sources

Castle Connolly

The mission of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is to help consumers find the best healthcare. The company was founded by two respected leaders in healthcare, John K. Castle and John J. Connolly, Ed.D. The top doctors who are listed in their books and on their website directory are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of American doctors each year. These top doctors' medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories - and much more - are screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. Those doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.

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Super Doctors

Key Professional Media performs the polling, research and selection for Super Doctors in a process designed to identify medical professionals who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Doctors is a selective yet diverse listing of outstanding doctors, representing consumer-oriented medical specialties.

Super Doctors’ website:

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Trusted LASIK Surgeons

The primary mission of Trusted LASIK Surgeons (TLS) is to assist the consumer in finding LASIK and refractive surgeons who are the best and most trusted in the United States. They also provide an invaluable resource of LASIK and refractive procedures for consumers. TLS estimates that many, if not most of the LASIK eye surgeons in their LASIK Directory have professional credentials that place them within an elite circle comprising the top 1% of LASIK and refractive surgeons in the United States. Of the other refractive surgeons listed in the Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory, most have professional credentials that they estimate 5% of all refractive surgeons in the United States would have and the remaining few would be among the top 10%.

Trusted LASIK Surgeons' website:

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Consumers’ Checkbook

Consumers’ Checkbook is an independent, nonprofit consumer organization founded in 1974 with the help of funding from the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs. To find out who the top doctors are around the country, nonprofit Consumers' Checkbook surveyed roughly 375,000 Physicians to tell them which specialists they would want to care for a loved one. The top doctors database contains the names of over 24,000 doctors who were mentioned most often in over 35 specialties.

Consumers’ Checkbook’s website:

City/Regional Magazine Top Doctors Issues

Many city and regional magazines publish an annual top doctors issue. They either contract with a top doctor source – like Castle Connolly – to provide the list of top doctors in their city for the issue or they conduct a peer-nominating survey of doctors themselves. Madison Media conducts a review of each magazine’s process to ensure it meets the high standards we require for any of their doctors to be included in our programs.

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