Hundreds of the nationâ€™s top physicians practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, according to the latest edition of the Best Doctors in AmericaÂ® database.
The 2013-14 list recognizes 323 UAB physicians in 65 specialties who are among the top 5 percent of clinicians in the United States, as voted by their peers. This is the second year in a row that UAB has had more than 320 physicians ranked on this national list.
Best Doctors is an independent, knowledge-based medical referral service headquartered in Boston. Its surveys ask peer physicians, â€śIf you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty or a related specialty, to whom would you refer them?â€ť
Nominations for the list are anonymous, and doctorsâ€™ evaluations are confidential, according to the company. The system of review, based on methodology started in 1989, includes a method of catching and correcting bias for or against particular physicians or groups of physicians. Listings cannot be purchased.
A complete listing of the UAB physicians named in Best Doctors is online at www.uabmedicine.org/bestdoctors. The list was also featured in the December issue of Birmingham Magazine.
December 19, 2013
UAB has more than 320 doctors ranked best nationally
Written by Nicole Wyatt