Newswise — New Brunswick, NJ—Eighty-five physicians affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, the faculty practice of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, have been selected for the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014. Only 5 percent of physicians in the United States earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.
This selection represents the latest acknowledgement of the medical group’s physicians for their expertise. Overall, 112 Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group physicians have been recognized this year as leading physicians in their fields by Best Doctors and such publications as New Jersey Monthly, Inside Jersey magazine, and New York Magazine.
“Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group physicians comprise approximately 10 percent of the N.J. physicians selected for the Best Doctors in America® List this year. They represent a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care, including cardiovascular disease, women’s health, surgery, and pediatrics, among others,” said Dr. Vicente H. Gracias, interim dean, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “We congratulate our physicians and are proud of the dedication to exceptional care that each of our doctors exhibits every day.”
The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., results from exhaustive polling of more than 45,000 physicians in the United States. In a confidential review, currently listed physicians answer the question, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria. Physicians cannot pay to be included in the database, nor are they paid to provide their input. Doctors in more than 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on the 2014 list.
In 2014, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group’s physicians were the only individuals in the state recognized on the Best Doctors in America® List for 16 subspecialties, while in an additional 10 subspecialties, they represented one of only two N.J. doctors selected for the list in their areas of expertise.
Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc., founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School professors, is currently a global company serving more than 30 million members in every major region of the world. Best Doctors works with the top 5 percent of physicians to find the right diagnoses and treatments, and seamlessly integrates its services with employers’ other health-related benefits. In addition to its clinical advocacy in the United States, Best Doctors designs and implements international insurance programs. Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors’ database of physicians, and its companion Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes.
About Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group
Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group is the faculty practice of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. One of the largest multispecialty physician practices in the state, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group consists of more than 500 physicians with expertise in more than 200 subspecialty clinical programs, providing a full range of highly specialized services for children and adults. In addition to its main practice location in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group offers services in Monroe, Piscataway, Princeton, and Somerset.
The group supports the education, research, patient care, and community outreach missions of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive medical schools. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and its principal affiliate, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, comprise one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers. In addition, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region.
More information about Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group can be found online at www.RWJMedicalGroup.org or by calling 1-877-4RWJDOC.