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The Cure for What Ails You
We checked the chart, and the prognosis for Indy's medical community is definitely good. Plus: What docs are reading, watching, and stocking in their home medicine cabinets; real tales of tough diagnoses; and more.
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Plus, what they never have in there
Interventional cardiologist Bradley Weinberg was dealing with a situation that only occurs about once in 20,000 pregnancies, yet he had to think quickly.
“I wish my patients wouldn’t bash the Affordable Care Act while benefiting from it.”
St. Elsewhere “did a very nice job using real medical terms and conditions,” says Michael Kraus, M.D. “It was the first show that worked very hard to be extremely realistic.”
While hemolytic uremic syndrome has about a 97 percent survival rate, Owen Boatright’s case was particularly severe.
The Deadly Dinner Party fascinates with tales of rare and mysterious ailments and helps readers understand why a doctor often has to play detective.
Some patients are bypassing the bypass anymore.
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Riley Hospital’s Change the Play program addresses growing concerns about child obesity that hinder kids of all shapes and sizes.
When Luck first arrived in Indy, he explored the city and was struck by IU Health’s footprint and Riley’s iconic red-wagon logo.
Question: How many push-ups can you do in a minute? Luck: Hopefully 35! I’m not very good at push-ups. I lost to my girlfriend in a push-up competition in college.
Who does your doctor call when he or she needs a specialist? That’s the question behind Indianapolis Monthly’s annual Top Doctors list. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company, compiled this year’s honorees by asking physicians to recommend someone they would see themselves or suggest to a family member. The result: some 700 licensed medical professionals in the Indianapolis area representing 60 specialties and hundreds of expertises, as selected by Castle Connolly.
Castle Connolly was founded in 1991 by a former medical-college board chair and president to guide consumers to America’s top doctors and hospitals. Its established survey-and-research process solicits recommendations from tens of thousands of licensed doctors and the medical leadership of prominent hospitals. Castle Connolly seeks nominations not only of physicians who excel in academic medicine and research, but also of those with standout patient care. 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 stand-alone specialty. Under the direction of an M.D., Castle Connolly’s research team then evaluates the nominations and screens doctors’ educational and professional experience before making its final selections. This year’s list for Indianapolis Monthly considered physicians in Marion, Hamilton, Madison, Boone, Johnson, Hendricks, Hancock, Morgan, and Shelby counties. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be considered for Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors designation. The nominations process can be accessed online at castleconnolly.com/nominations.
Physicians selected for inclusion in this feature may also appear as Regional Top Doctors online at castleconnolly.com or 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 at castleconnolly.com, 800-399-DOCS (3627), or major national bookstores.