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Published on August 17, 2017

373 UNC Health Care Physicians Named to 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America® List

Only four percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – August 17, 2017 – Three-hundred seventy-three physicians affiliated with UNC Health Care have been peer selected to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-2018, officials from UNC Hospitals announced today. Approximately four percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, as a result of the biennial Best Doctors Poll. Each listed physician has received peer consensus as a physician from whom other physicians would seek care, and is verified as being clinically active with an active medical license free from disqualifying disciplinary actions.

“This recognition that hundreds of UNC Health Care physicians are among the Best Doctors in America is a testament to the quality of care provided at more than 450 practices in the UNC Physicians Network, UNC Faculty Physicians, and physician practices at UNC Health Care affiliate hospitals,” said Matt Ewend, MD, FACS, President of UNC Physicians, the physician clinical enterprise of UNC Health Care. 
A selected Best Doctor doesn’t remain in the database forever. The peer-review process requires every listed physician to be re-evaluated by their peers in each poll. Best Doctors does not pay physicians to be included in the database, nor can physicians or their organizations pay Best Doctors. A physician cannot apply to become a Best Doctors physician. The only way for a physician to be selected is to be nominated by and then receive voting consensus from current Best Doctors physicians.

As a result, Best Doctors has a proprietary, global database of physicians – free from commercial and financial bias—numbering more than 50,000 in over 450 specialties and subspecialties worldwide. There are close to 40,000 Best Doctors physicians in the U.S.

Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards, survey methodology and processes.

The physicians included in the Best Doctors in America® database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment.