Dozens of Swedish-Affiliated Physicians Recognized by Peers in Seattle Magazine's 11th-Annual Top Do

Dozens of Swedish-Affiliated Physicians Recognized by Peers in Seattle Magazine's 11th-Annual Top Doctors Survey

SEATTLE , July 25, 2011 – Dozens of Swedish-affiliated physicians were recently recognized by their peers as part of Seattle magazine's 11th-annual Top Doctors survey, the results of which are published in the July issue (on news stands now).

For the second time, Seattle magazine's Top Doctors list resulted from a collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health-care research and information company that works with magazines across the country to produce similar top doctors features. Castle Connolly also publishes several resource books on physicians, including America's Top Doctors and America's Top Doctors for Cancer.

In conducting research for the Top Doctors feature, Castle Connolly invited all licensed physicians in King County and portions of Snohomish, Kitsap and Pierce counties to nominate their peers through a special Web site. With support from the communications staffs at hospitals and clinics in the Seattle area, the response was strong. Participants submitted 6,511 nominations - an average of nearly 13 nominations cast by each participant. This allowed Castle Connolly to enhance its existing processes and arrive at the list of top doctors for this feature.

Several factors determined which names appeared on the list, including the number of nominations a physician received, the area of specialty, the number of practitioners in the specialty and geographic distribution. In addition to Castle Connolly's review of state licensure, Seattle magazine verified at press time that all physicians listed are in good standing with the Washington State Department of Health (To verify any provider on the list, visit www.doh.wa.gov and click on 'Provider Credential Search.'). While Seattle magazine's list is comprehensive, it is not exhaustive. Many well-qualified providers are not included, but Seattle magazine is confident that those listed are among the best in their areas of specialty.

Of the 398 physicians recognized, 113 are affiliated with – or credentialed to practice at – Swedish. They include:

Allergy & Immunology (Disorders involving the immune system)

Cardiac Electrophysiology (Electrical disorders of the heart)

Cardiovascular Disease (Disorders of the heart, lungs and blood vessels)

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Dermatology

Diagnostic Radiology (Imaging procedures to diagnose and treat disease)

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (Glandular disorders)

Family Medicine

Gastroenterology (Disorders of the digestive system)

Gynecologic Oncology

Hand Surgery

Hematology (Disorders of the blood, spleen and lymph glands)

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology (Catheter-based treatment of heart disorders)

Maternal & Fetal Medicine

Medical Oncology

Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine

Neurological Surgery

Neurology

Neuroradiology (Imaging procedures relating to the head, neck and spinal cord)

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ophthalmology

Orthopedic Surgery

Otolaryngology (Diseases of the ear, nose, sinus, throat and other head and neck systems)

Pain Medicine

Pediatric Specialities

Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatrics

Plastic Surgery

Psychiatry

Radiation Oncology

Reproductive Endocrinology (Glandular disorders relating to obstetrics and gynecology)

Rheumatology

Sports Medicine

Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Urology (Disorders of the urinary tract)

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