9 Vital Signs: Stories

It's the Cure for What Ails You:

» This year’s bigger-than-ever list of the city’s best physicians, as chosen by their peers, is alive and kicking with medical talent. Plus,
we reveal nine vital signs that prove Indianapolis is a great place to be a patient right now.

The full list will appear online on Nov. 28, 2013, and will be expanded from the 450-plus physicians who appeared in print to more than 600 in the online edition. Before the expanded list goes live, you can get the magazine's digital edition here or pick up a copy on newsstands.


How We Chose the Doctors:

» Indianapolis Monthly’s Top Doctors list was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical-college board chair and president to guide consumers to America’s top doctors and hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established survey and research process, under the direction of an MD, involves tens of thousands of doctors and the medical leadership of prominent hospitals.

Castle Connolly invites all licensed physicians to recommend colleagues annually in any medical specialty or in any part of the country. The nomination process can be accessed online at castleconnolly.com/nominations. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection. Castle Connolly seeks nominations not only of physicians who excel in academic medicine and research but also of those who exhibit excellence in patient care—those to whom nominating physicians would send their own families. The survey does not include fields in which patients rarely have a choice, such as emergency medicine or anesthesiology, nor does it include cosmetic surgery as a standalone specialty.

This year’s list for Indianapolis Monthly considered physicians in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Physicians included in this feature were selected by Castle Connolly; for the full Regional Top Doctors list, visit IndianapolisMonthly.com or castleconnolly.com. Physicians may also appear in one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors paperback guides, such as America’s Top Doctors or America’s Top Doctors for Cancer. It’s important to note that parameters differ slightly for each of Castle Connolly’s publications, so inclusion in one does not necessarily guarantee inclusion in another.

Castle Connolly’s acclaimed national and regional guides provide detailed information about Top Doctors’ education, training, and special expertise and are available online at castleconnolly.com, via toll-free number 800-399-DOCS (3627), or at major national bookstores.

Edited by Amanda Heckert, with illustrations by Carl Wiens

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