HOW PHYSICIANS WERE SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN THIS GUIDE
The basis of the Castle Connolly selection process is peer nomination. In some ways, the process may be viewed as an enhanced referral process similar to that of a patient who asks a personal physician to provide a referral to another physician for a particular problem. However, we have enhanced and strengthened that process: if the recommendation of one doctor is good, the recommendation of many doctors is even better. And we asked many doctors for their recommendations; in fact, over 250,000 doctors! The result of this extensive research effort is a list of outstanding highly skilled physicians who are recognized as among the best in their specialties and in the nation; a list which consumers/patients can use to find the very best specialists to meet their particular needs.