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Best Doctors in America list features hundreds of UMHS physicians

ANN ARBOR, Mich.

As further proof of the University of Michigan Health System’s reputation for outstanding patient care, more than 500 of U-M’s physicians were named to the 2013 Best Doctors in America® list.

The new national list includes 505 U-M physicians - up from 433 who were honored in the last listing two years ago - and places them among the best 5 percent of doctors in their specialties. U-M has more physicians recognized than any other health system in Michigan.

The list will be included in the March issue of StyleLine Magazine.

The list is compiled every two years by Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc., and based on an in-depth survey, the List contains more than 45,000 U.S. physicians in 40 specialties and more than 400 subspecialties of medicine. In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”

Each nominated physician was screened and asked to provide information about his or her practice.

In all, more than 1,600 faculty physicians treat patients at UMHS hospitals and health centers; all are U-M Medical School faculty members and belong to U-M's Faculty Group Practice.

The Best Doctors database of physicians is used by members and their families to seek expert medical resources and guidance. Access to the full database is provided through employer-based benefit plans. Best Doctors was founded in 1989 by two physicians affiliated with Harvard Medical School, whose goal was to provide greater access to dependable, high quality medical information and care for individuals with serious illness and injuries. The Best Doctors in America® List and Best Doctors are registered trademarks of Best Doctors, Inc.

Patients who wish to see a U-M physician may call 1-800-211-8181 or visit our website.

Resources:

U-M Health System: www.med.umich.edu

About Best Doctors:

Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. 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 global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions. 

For further information, visit Best Doctors at http://www.bestdoctors.com, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, or call (800) 223-5003.

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