Northern Virginia Magazine Awards 90 Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group Physicians with "Top Doctors" Honor

2012 List of Peer-Selected "Top Doctors" Released in February Issue

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente celebrates Northern Virginia Magazine's recognition of 90 Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians as "Top Doctors" in their February 2012 issue.

The annual "Top Doctors" list is compiled based on peer and panel recommendations.  This year, Northern Virginia Magazine asked nine local hospitals to put together a panel of doctors to discriminatively look at doctors with privileges at their hospital.  According to Northern Virginia Magazine, panels nominate doctors based on internal evaluations, patient reviews, and overall quality of care which encompasses patient access, training, unblemished records, and how the physician works with other staff.

"Having 90 of our physicians recognized as 'Top Doctors' in the Northern Virginia area, as well as having one of our cardiologists featured on the cover of Northern Virginia Magazine, is a testament to the fact that Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians are superior experts in their fields of practice and provide outstanding patient care," noted Bernadette Loftus, MD, Associate Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. "It's an honor for the individual physicians and for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group to receive the recognition that this peer-selected list of 'Top Doctors' carries."

The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians named "Top Doctors" represent a broad range of specialties including cardiology, internal medicine, gastroenterology, and pediatrics. To view the complete list of the doctors recognized, visit http://bit.ly/wIdEXs.

About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for almost 500,000 members through 30 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprised of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features approximately 900 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area.  Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is considered one of Maryland's "Top HMOs," according to the Maryland Health Care Commission.  The health plan was ranked in the nation's 50 top commercial health plans and 20 top Medicare health plans – and the #1 Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. – by "NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-2012 Private."  For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit www.kp.org or follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic.

SOURCE Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States



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