Karmanos Cancer Center doctors named to prestigious Best Doctors in America® List

DETROIT, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 90 physicians affiliated with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center have been named to the Best Doctors in America ® List for 2013. The list is assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, and is audited and certified by Gallup®, with results taken from an exhaustive polling of more than 45,000 physicians in the United States.

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Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor. The list is a product of a validated peer review in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their professional peers. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input.

In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question, "If you or a loved one need a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?" Best Doctors evaluates the review results and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.

The experts who are part of the Best Doctors in America ® database provide the most advised medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions, often saving lives in the process. The list is accessed by Best Doctors' 30 million members worldwide.

"We are extremely pleased that so many of our cancer experts have been included on this list," said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Karmanos. "It's another testimony to the superior job that our oncologists and other medical staff do to provide our patients with the very best in treatments and overall care during their cancer journey. Our doctors are the best at what they do and their inclusion on this list confirms that."

To see a full listing of Karmanos doctors who are included on the Best Doctors in America ® list, please click here.              

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Caring for nearly 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $265 million, conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, Karmanos is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.

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.

SOURCE Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute



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