PHOENIX OPHTHALMOLOGISTS EYE CARE AND LASER CENTER  
     
     

 

HOW THE LISTS OF DOCTORS WERE PUT TOGETHER


To identify the "top doctors" listed in this book, we surveyed roughly 260,000 physicians. We surveyed physicians in the areas listed in the Table of Contents. This included more than 50 of the largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the U.S. and some additional areas. Within these areas, we surveyed all active doctors on the American Medical Association (AMA) mailing list. That is a comprehensive list, which includes both AMA members and doctors who are not AMA members.
We asked each surveyed doctor to tell us which specialists, in 30 different fields; he or she "would consider most desirable for care of a loved one."
Our list of doctors in each area contains the names of physicians who were mentioned multiple times by other physicians in their communities. Names appear in the specialty category chosen by the surveyed physicians.