Dozens of Swedish-Affiliated Physicians Recognized by Peers in Seattle Magazine's Annual Top Doctors

Dozens of Swedish-Affiliated Physicians Recognized by Peers in Seattle Magazine's Annual Top Doctors Survey

SEATTLE , July 17, 2009 – Dozens of Swedish-affiliated physicians were recently recognized by their peers as part of Seattle magazine's 9th-annual Top Doctors survey, the results of which were published in the July issue.

According to Seattle magazine, their 2009 Top Doctors list was the result of responses they received to a survey mailed to more than 10,000 physicians in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The mailing list came from a national provider of such lists and was verified by the magazine for its inclusiveness. The survey asked physicians to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones in 110 specialty areas, regardless of hospital, clinic or health-plan affiliation. More than 10,000 nominations were submitted, with more than 4,050 physicians nominated. Several factors determined which names appeared in this list, including the number of nominations received by each physician, the area of specialty, the number of physicians in each specialty, as well as vote and geographic distribution within each specialty of those nominated.

Of the 386 physicians recognized in 109 different specialties, 119 are affiliated with – or credentialed to practice at – Swedish. They include:

In addition to these Swedish-affiliated physicians being recognized, this issue of Seattle magazine included a profile on Swedish-affiliated hand surgeon Carleton Keck, M.D., as well as an article titled ‘The Doctor Is In' about a new model of primary care that included information about the Community Health Medical Home Clinic at Swedish Ballard.

Lastly, Swedish Cancer Institute Executive Director Albert B. Einstein Jr., M.D., was recognized for his role on this year's Seattle magazine Top Doctors advisory panel. As one of eight physician leaders who volunteered in this role, he helped provide valuable feedback on last year's list and methodology, suggested specialties to be added to the 2009 survey, shared insights on current medical trends, suggested ideas for feature stories and answered technical questions. According to the magazine, advisory panel members did not review or influence the choice of doctors who appear on the final list.


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