I am honored to announce to my patients and friends that I have just been nominated and elected into "Best Doctors of America."
When I first received the letter welcoming me in, I thought it was “Another one” of those organizations that give doctors undeserved big titles in exchange for the doctors paying them.
Investigation of their web site (www.BestDoctors.com) revealed quite the contrary. In reality, to become a member of Best Doctors, you have to be nominated by a colleague and then letters of review are sent to many physicians in your area. Many questions are asked of the doctors but the most important one is “if you as a physician or a member of your family had a medical problem in the area of expertise of this doctor, would you go to this doctor yourself?”
In light of this peer elected status, I am very honored to be chosen to be a member of this organization.
This organization sells its services to large Fortune 500 Companies. If a member of their company gets a difficult medical problem, the company contacts “Best Doctors” and they arrange for one of the best doctors in the country in the area of that particular person’s problem to do a consultation on the patient.
I have already written my first consultation in my specialty, which you all know is internal medicine/integrative medicine. It is a 69 year old man with atrial fibrillation who was totally into natural therapy and was wanting recommendations on integrating pharmaceutical medication with natural medication.
Of course, this is exactly my specialty and I received word from “Best Doctors” after reviewing my recommendations that my report was “superb” and they were very pleased with it. In exchange for my consultation I receive a nominal honorarium.
I look forward to helping many other people throughout the United States who are not my immediate patients.