Washington, D.C. Magazine Releases List of Peer-Selected Top Physician Specialists
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States announced today that 75 Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians were named among the region's best doctors in Washington Consumers' Checkbook magazine's Spring/Summer 2011 edition.
"Being nominated by your peers as an outstanding physician is truly an honor for any physician," noted Bernadette Loftus, MD, The Permanente Medical Group associate executive director for the Mid-Atlantic States. "Our physicians are experts in their fields, and we congratulate them on this well-deserved public recognition. The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group is proud that 75 of our physicians earned a place on this important list."
The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians named in the list represent a broad range of specialties. To view a list of the doctors recognized, click here
The Washington Consumers' Checkbook list includes 1,197 local doctors practicing in 38 specialty fields, who were most frequently recommended in surveys completed by their peers. Questionnaires were sent to more than 22,000 area physicians, asking them which one or two specialists in each of 38 different specialty fields they "would consider most desirable for care of a loved one." The physicians who responded named thousands of doctors in the Washington, D.C. region, according to Washington Consumers' Checkbook.
About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Md., 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 100 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 2010-2011 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.
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