Finding a physician can be a challenge. Where do you start? Referrals from your current physician? Referrals from friends? Google? U.S. News & World Report recently released a report that can make the search a bit easier. It released a “Top Doctors” report that is searchable online by location, hospital affiliation or by specialty.
The Top Doctors list was created through a peer-nomination process and vetted by a physician-led research team.
Doctors at , and the VA San Diego Medical Center in La Jolla made the list.
Scripps Health had 35 physicians including 27 La Jolla doctors named.
Chris Van Gorder, Scripps Health president and CEO, said in an announcement that he was thrilled.
“We have always known that Scripps is home to some of the most gifted physicians in the country, and the Top Doctors list affirms that other recognize this as well,” he said.
The honored Scripps physicians are:
- Gregory Babikian, MD, Internist
- Steven Balch, MD, Pediatrician
- Gonzalo Ballon-Landa, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist
- Daniel Bressler, MD, Internist
- Wendy Buchi, MD, Obstetrician-Gynecologist
- Richard Chaffoo, MD, Plastic Surgeon
- Steven Copp, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
- Ralph Dilley, MD, Vascular Surgeon
- Jonathan Fisher, MD, Surgeon
- Richard Fitzpatrick, MD, Dermatologist
- Jan Fronek, MD, Sports Medicine Specialist
- Alexander Giritsky, MD, Thoracic Surgeon
- Hubert Greenway, MD, Dermatologist
- David Hackley, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
- James Hemp, MD, Thoracic Surgeon
- Steven Higgins, MD, Cardiac Electrophysiologist
- Donald Hillebrand, MD, Gastroenterologist
- David Hodgens, MD, Radiation Oncologist
- William Hummel, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist
- Allen Johnson, MD, Cardiologist
- Andrew King, MD, Nephrologist
- Christopher Marsh, MD, Urologist
- Thomas Moore, MD, Perinatologist
- Kenneth Ott, MD, Neurosurgeon
- Alan Saven, MD, Hematologist
- Randolph Schaffer, MD, Surgeon
- Robert Singer, MD, Plastic Surgeon
- Charles Raymond Smith, MD, Neurologist
- Paul Teirstein, MD, Interventional Cardiologist
- Prabhakar Tripuraneni, MD, Radiation Oncologist
- Howard Williams, MD, Internist
- Michael Worsey, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon