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How the Best Doctors Were Chosen

Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors is a global benefits provider and medical-information services company that connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, selected by impartial peer review in more than 450 subspecialties of medicine, to review their diagnosis and treatment plans. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its services with employers’ other health-related benefits to serve more than 40 million members in every major region of the world.

More than a traditional second opinion, Best Doctors delivers a comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s medical condition – providing value to both patients and treating physicians. By utilizing Best Doctors, members have access to the brightest minds in medicine to ensure the right diagnosis and treatment plan.

Best Doctors’ team of researchers conducts a biennial poll using the methodology that mimics the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to identify the right specialists for their patients. Using a polling method and proprietary balloting software, they gather the insight and experience of tens of thousands of leading specialists all over the country, while confirming their credentials and specific areas of expertise.

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The result is the Best Doctors in America® List, which includes the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians. These are the doctors whom other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. They cannot pay a fee, are not paid to be listed, and cannot nominate or vote for themselves. It is a list which is truly unbiased and respected by the medical profession and patients alike as the source of top-quality medical information.

Best Doctors’ innovative services include access to an unrivaled database of physicians who have been selected as the best in their field by other leading physicians, analytics, and technology. With every service offered, the goal remains the same: to help people in need get the right diagnosis and treatment, significantly improving health outcomes while reducing costs.

These lists are excerpted from The Best Doctors in America 2017-2018 database, which includes close to 40,000 U.S. doctors in more than 40 medical specialties and 400 subspecialties. The Best Doctors in America® database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors, Inc. For more information, visit bestdoctors.com or contact Best Doctors by telephone at 800-675-1199 or by email at research@bestdoctors.com. Please note that lists of doctors are not available on the Best Doctors website.

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Anesthesiology

Mark Stuart Scheller

Cardiovascular Anesthesia Consultants

2801 Cowan Circle

702-285-1243

 

John S. Smith

Cardiovascular Anesthesia Consultants

2850 S. Mojave Road #A

702-388-8062

 

Cardiovascular Disease

John Bedotto

HealthCare Partners

9280 W. Sunset Road #320

702-534-5464

 

Carlos Fonte

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists

3201 S. Maryland Parkway #502

702-733-8600

 

Cres P. Miranda

Nevada Heart & Vascular Center

3150 N. Tenaya Way #320

702-240-6482

 

David Lloyd Navratil

HealthCare Partners

2865 Siena Heights Drive #331, Henderson

702-731-8224

 

Charles Allen Rhodes

Nevada Heart & Vascular Center

4275 S. Burnham Ave. #100

702-240-6482

 

Jerry Routh

HealthCare Partners

2865 Siena Heights Drive #331, Henderson

702-407-0110

 

Erik J. Sirulnick

HealthCare Partners

3131 La Canada St. #140

702-933-9400

 

Leo Spaccavento

Advanced Heart Care Associates

4275 Burnham Ave. #220

702-796-4278

 

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Ovunc Bardakcioglu

UNLV Medicine

Patient Care Center - Las Vegas

Department of Surgery

1707 W. Charleston Blvd. #160

702-671-5150

 

Leslie K. Browder

Women’s Cancer Center of Nevada

3131 La Canada St. #241

702-693-6870

 

Joseph P. Thornton

UNLV Medicine

Patient Care Center - Las Vegas

Department of Surgery

1707 W. Charleston Blvd. #160

702-671-5150

 

Critical Care Medicine

Paul A. Stewart

Pulmonary Associates

2000 Wellness Way

702-384-5101

 

Dermatology

Douglas A. Thomas

Thomas Dermatology

9097 W. Post Road #100

702-430-5333

 

Endocrinology and Metabolism

Brian Alfred Berelowitz

653 N. Town Center Drive #315

702-804-9486

 

W. Reid Litchfield

Desert Endocrinology

2415 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson

702-434-8400

 

Freddie G. Toffel

2700 E. Sunset Road #D-34

702-736-2021

 

Family Medicine

David G. Weismiller

UNLV Medicine

2410 Fire Mesa St. #180

702-992-6888

 

Gastroenterology

Donald L. Kwok

Gastroenterology Associates

3820 S. Hualapai Way #200

702-796-0231

 

Gregory Kwok

Gastroenterology Associates

3820 S. Hualapai Way #200

702-796-0231

 

Frank J. Nemec

Gastroenterology Associates

3820 S. Hualapai Way #200

702-796-0231

 

Infectious Disease

Jerome Frank Hruska

Infectious Disease Consultants

3006 S. Maryland Parkway #780

702-737-0740

 

Brian J. Lipman

10001 S. Eastern Ave. #307, Henderson

702-909-7170

 

Gary R. Skankey

Infectious Disease Consultants

3006 S. Maryland Parkway #780

702-737-0740

 

Eugene L. Speck

Infectious Disease Consultants

3006 S. Maryland Parkway #780

702-737-0740

 

Internal Medicine

Arlene Bumbaca

2700 E. Sunset Road #D-34

702-736-2021

 

Ethan Milton Cruvant

Dignity Health Medical Group Nevada

8205 W. Warm Springs Road #210

702-616-5801

 

Paul T. Emery

Dignity Health Medical Group Nevada

8205 W. Warm Springs Road #210

702-616-5801

 

Mark Charles Handelman

2585 Box Canyon Drive #110

702-538-7773

 

John S. Hou

HealthCare Partners

4275 S. Burnham Ave.  #255

702-369-0088

 

Stephen H. Miller

HealthCare Partners

653 N. Town Center Drive #306

702-243-7483

 

Jerrold Schwartz

7395 S. Pecos Road #102

702-737-8657

 

Bradley J. Thompson

3650 S. Eastern Ave. #300

702-796-8036

 

Candice Tung

7395 S. Pecos Road #102

702-737-8657

 

Medical Oncology and Hematology

Fadi Braiteh

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

3730 S. Eastern Ave.

702-952-3400

 

Khoi M. Dao

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

10001 S. Eastern Ave. #108, Henderson

702-952-3444

 

Souzan E. El-Eid

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

9280 W. Sunset Road #100

702-255-1133

 

Russell Gollard

OptumCare Cancer Care

3175 Saint Rose Parkway, Henderson

702-724-8787

 

Edwin C. Kingsley

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

3730 S. Eastern Ave.

702-952-3400

 

James Delfino Sanchez

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

7445 Peak Drive

702-952-2140

 

Nicholas J. Vogelzang

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

3730 S. Eastern Ave.

702-952-3400

 

Nephrology

Marvin Jay Bernstein

Kidney Specialists of Southern Nevada

500 S. Rancho Drive #12

702-877-1887

 

Zvi Sela

Kidney Specialists of Southern Nevada

653 N. Town Center Drive Bldg. 2 #70

702-877-1887

 

Neurological Surgery

John A. Anson

The Spine and Brain Institute

8530 W. Sunset Road #250

702-851-0792

 

Derek A. Duke

The Spine and Brain Institute

861 Coronado Center Drive #200, Henderson

702-851-0792

 

Neurology

Jeffrey Lee Cummings

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

888 W. Bonneville Ave.

702-483-6000

 

Luis L. Diaz

2880 N. Tenaya Way #405

702-233-0755

 

Nuclear Medicine

Paul D. Bandt

Desert Radiology

2020 Palomino Lane #100

702-759-8600

 

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jocelyn Ivie

Women’s Health Associates of Southern Nevada

2580 Saint Rose Parkway #140, Henderson

702-862-8862

 

Florence N. Jameson

5281 S. Eastern Ave.

702-262-9676

 

Kirsten B. Rojas

Meadows Women’s Center

9120 W. Post Road #200

702-870-2229

 

Bruce S. Shapiro

The Fertility Center of Las Vegas

8851 W. Sahara Ave. #100

702-254-1777

 

Ophthalmology

Mark Doubrava

Eye Care for Nevada

9011 W. Sahara Ave. #101

702-794-2020

 

Emily L. Fant

Shepherd Eye Center

3575 Pecos-McLeod

702-731-2088

 

Otolaryngology

Jerold E. Boyers

Ear, Nose and Throat Associates

700 Shadow Lane #235

702-382-3221

 

Walter (Russ) Schroeder

Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants of Nevada

3195 Saint Rose Parkway #210, Henderson

702-792-6700

 

Robert C. Wang

UNLV Medicine

Division of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

3150 N. Tenaya Way #112

702-671-6480

 

Pathology

Doug J. Fife

Vivida Dermatology

6460 Medical Center St. #350

702-255-6647

 

Jonathan Strauss

Quest Diagnostics

4230 Burnham Ave. #144

702-733-7866

 

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Andrew Sean McKnight

Allergy Partners of Nevada

2485 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson

702-212-5889

 

Pediatric Cardiology

Ruben J. Acherman

Children’s Heart Center

3006 S. Maryland Parkway #690

702-732-1290

 

William Evans

Children’s Heart Center

3006 S. Maryland Parkway #690

702-732-1290

 

Abraham Rothman

Children’s Heart Center

3006 S. Maryland Parkway #690

702-732-1290


Ricardo Samson

Children’s Heart Center

3006 S. Maryland Parkway #690

702-732-1290

 

Pediatric Dermatology

Douglas A. Thomas

Thomas Dermatology

9097 W. Post Road #100

702-430-5333

 

Pediatric Pulmonology

Craig T. Nakamura

Children’s Lung Specialists

3006 S. Maryland Parkway #315

702-598-4411

 

Pediatrics/General

Renu S. Jain

UNLV Medicine

1524 Pinto Lane, Third Floor

702-944-2828

 

Beverly A. Neyland

UNLV Medicine

1524 Pinto Lane, Third Floor

702-944-2828

 

Plastic Surgery

Goesel M. Anson

Anson, Edwards & Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates

8530 W. Sunset Road #130

702-822-2100

 

Michael C. Edwards

Anson, Edwards & Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates

8530 W. Sunset Road #130

702-822-2100

 

Julio L. Garcia

6020 S. Rainbow Blvd. #C

702-870-0058

 

Pulmonary Medicine

Kenneth J. Mooney

Dignity Health Medical Group Nevada

10001 S. Eastern Ave. #203, Henderson

702-616-5915

 

Paul A. Stewart

Pulmonary Associates

2000 Wellness Way

702-384-5101

 

Radiology

Paul D. Bandt

Desert Radiology

2020 Palomino Lane #100

702-759-8600

 

Rheumatology

Michael A. O’Hanlan

Arthritis Associates

8905 S. Pecos Road #23A, Henderson

702-734-8311

 

Sleep Medicine

W. Jeff Willoughby, Jr.

10105 Banburry Cross Drive #355

702-998-1400

Surgery

Terence G. Banich

General Surgery Associates

700 Shadow Lane #370

702-382-8222

 

Annabel E. Barber

University of Nevada School of Medicine

Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery

3150 N. Tenaya Way #112

702-671-6480

 

Souzan E. El-Eid

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

9280 W. Sunset Road #100

702-255-1133

 

John J. Fildes

University of Nevada School of Medicine

Patient Care Center - Las Vegas

Department of Surgery

1707 W. Charleston Blvd. #160

702-671-5150

 

Arthur A. Fusco

General Surgery Associates

700 Shadow Lane #370

702-382-8222

 

John Ham

UNLV Medicine

Patient Care Center - Las Vegas

Department of Surgery

1707 W. Charleston Blvd. #160

702-671-5150

 

Surgical Oncology

Daniel M. Kirgan

UNLV Medicine

Patient Care Center - Las Vegas, Department of Surgery

1707 W. Charleston Blvd. #160

702-671-5150

 

Thoracic Surgery

Robert Wiencek

St. Rose-Stanford Clinic

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Program

7190 S. Cimarron Road

702-675-3240

 

Urology

Sheldon J. Freedman

653 N. Town Center Drive #308

702-732-0282

 

Ranjit Jain

Urology Specialists of Nevada

2010 Wellness Way #200

702-877-0814

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