The selection process for Super Doctors is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify healthcare providers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Doctors is a selective yet diverse listing of outstanding doctors, representing consumer-oriented medical specialties. (Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons from select markets are also named to the list).
Survey of Doctors
We evaluate candidates on 10 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Blue Ribbon Panel Review
The Final Selection
The Super Doctors Rising Stars selection process
The selection process for Rising Stars and for Super Doctors are the same except:
While approximately 5 percent of the doctors within the respective state or region are named to Super Doctors, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Even if selected, a candidate's name will not be published on the Super Doctors list unless all information is confirmed prior to publication. Licensed and active providers with a "Doctor of Medicine" degree (MD) or a "Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine" degree (DO) are eligible to register. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons in select markets are also eligible.
Super Doctors reserves the right to remove candidates and selectees if we determine that they do not meet eligibility, research, or review criteria. These reasons include, but are not limited to the following: retirement, change in practice/specialty, provider availability, disciplinary issues, negative patient or physician feedback. Being removed from the listing does not necessarily infer anything negative about the doctor or their practice.
Super Doctors identifies top doctors as selected by their peers and the independent research of MSP Communications. Please note: Doctors cannot pay to be included on Super Doctors® listings nor are they paid to provide input.
Super Doctors is published online and also in print as a special advertising section in leading newspapers and city and regional magazines.