USA Today recently published its “Most Influential Physicians” list, aiming to give consumers a source of doctors who are most influential to their peers.
This list, which features 6,000 specialists in the treatment areas of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and asthma from more than 300 communities across the U.S., was compiled for USA Today by the Santa Fe medical information firm Qforma. Additional specialists are expected to be added to the list in coming months.
USA Today’s “Most Influential Physicians” list is a unique best-doctor list because it is not opinion-based; it aims to identify the subtle differences in doctors' practice patterns that conclude which doctors most influence their peers. Typical consumer research reveals little or no information about doctors’ quality and performance. Basic research may locate academic background and hospital affiliation, but the “Most Influential Physicians” allows patients to choose from a list of physicians who come recommended by their peers, not Google. Which recommendation would you trust?
To view USA Today’s “Most Influential Physicians” list, go to http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/qforma-most-influential-doctors.htm.