Since its founding in 1992, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd has been helping consumers find the very best medical care facilities and doctors throughout America. Their lists of top doctors for the country and for different regions within it have been a trusted resource for patients looking for top-quality care for decades.
Recently, Step Ahead’s own Dr. Deborah Neiman was featured in the pages of the 17th edition of the Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.
Making the Cut
To make the top doctor list, a doctor has to be among the top 10 percent of caregivers in his or her specialty. Not only do doctors have to be held in high regard by their peers to be recommended for the list, but their credentials must be impeccable, and their history of patient care must remain pristine.
Only the very best doctors are listed in the pages of this publication, and the honor must be re-earned with each new edition of the book. Doctors cannot buy their way into this publication.
Once a doctor is recommended to the list by enough of his or her peers, the doctor’s records, including but not limited to his or her:
- Educational Background.
- Hospital Appointments.
- Professional Achievements.
- Disciplinary/Malpractice History.
All of these criteria (and more) are evaluated by a physician-led research team and reviewed by Castle Connolly’s editors and Chief Medical and Research Officer. These industry experts use their best judgment, and all of the documentation available on each medical professional, to come up with their Top Doctor choices.
Physicians who make the list may be removed later for numerous reasons, including retirement, a shift to working a desk as a full time administrator, or simply being unavailable to patients. In short, a doctor has to actively work with patients to make the list and stay there.
Top Doc for Six Editions (and Counting)
The Castle Connolly team is constantly working to revise their list, making major updates to it at least once each year. Making the list for one edition is a major achievement. Making the cut for six editions is proof positive of excellence in the field of medicine. Currently, Dr. Neiman has been in the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th editions of the Castle Connolly Top Docs listings for the New York Metro Area!
This means that six times in a row, Dr. Neiman’s work with patients and contributions to the medical profession have been so significant that she has been recognized as being amongst the top ten percent of doctors by the Castle Connolly team.
The Step Ahead family is proud to say that we’re headed by one of the Top Docs for the New York Metro area. We are glad that Dr. Neiman’s dedication to providing the very best care to her patients has consistently earned her distinction as a professional, and look forward to helping her help people just like you meet health and fitness goals.
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