Understanding Castle Connolly Recognition For Doctors
When searching for a plastic surgeon, there is research one must do in order to find a doctor who is highly educated, skilled, and respected by their peers. One of the most important things to determine is finding a board certified plastic surgeon. A board certification in plastic surgery helps ensure that a doctor has undergone rigorous training and meets strict standards.
Another area one may consider is whether or not the plastic surgeon they are interested in consulting with has ever received Castle Connolly recognition. Only 10% of the doctors in the nation are given this annual honor. Given the fact there are hundreds of thousands of doctors and surgeons in every medical field possible spanning the nation, this small percentage truly raises honorees to a whole new level of regard.
While other contests pick top doctors, Castle Connolly top doctors pick individuals based on true merit. One does not pay to get listed. They must undergo a comprehensive evaluation process by a team which includes:
- Medical education
- Medical training
- Board certification(s)
- Hospital appointments such as chief of plastic surgery
- University posts such as nonpaid salaried professor position
- Achievements and accolades
The review also assesses doctors for any malpractice or disciplinary actions. All screenings are performed by a physician led research group and thousands of American doctors are part of the annual survey process.
Following this review and an in-depth analysis of credentials, physicians are then handpicked to be listed either as a nationally outstanding America’s Top Doctor or regional Castle Connolly Top Doctor.
According to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., their unwavering mission is to help consumers find the best healthcare, and they do this through their annual top doctor announcements. Likewise, their lists have been published in an array of books including its “Top Doctors” series. For more than 20 years, its most popular publication is America's Top Doctors® which is now available for digital distribution.
Another way to find out if a plastic surgeon is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor (or to confirm that they are) is to log onto the Castle Connolly website. Currently, it has over 45,000 Top Doctors representing 70 specialties in medicine in the nation.
So not only is Castle Connolly a great resource in finding a plastic surgeon, but it’s also a wonderful springboard into other medical specialties.
According to the team at Castle Connolly LTD, they have also been recognized for the past decade for its National Physician of the Year Awards. This annual event recognizes doctors and leaders in the health care industry whose talent and devotion have bettered the lives of others around the globe.
In addition to its own publication recognizing America’s Top Doctor or regional Castle Connolly Top Doctor, names have also been broadcasted to the following leading media outlets such as:
- Good Morning America
- 48 Hours
- Fox News
- Weekend Today in New York
- Morning News
And in print media, top doctor names have also appeared in the following publications
- The New York Times
- The Boston Herald
- Town & Country
- New York Magazine
- Money Magazine
Finding a board certified plastic surgeon that has been recognized by Castle Connolly affords patients a greater peace of mind.