Dr. Bernick to be included in the 2011 South Florida Super Doctors list

Dr. Brian A. Bernick has been named by South Florida Super Doctors magazine as one of the top doctors in South Florida for 2011.

 

Press Release – March 16, 2011 Dr. Brian A. Bernick has been named by South Florida Super Doctors magazine as one of the top doctors in South Florida for 2011. Only five percent of the doctors in the South Florida are named by Super Doctors. The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Doctors, which is a service of Key Professional Media, Inc. Each year, the research team at Super Doctors undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Dr. Bernick will be listed in the 2011 South Florida Super Doctors special section that will be seen in the September/October 2011 issue of City & Shore Magazine.

 

The Super Doctors Selection Process

In selecting physicians for Super Doctors, Key Professional Media employs a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians 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. Survey of Doctors Key Professional Media sends a ballot to more than 10,400 medical professionals in South Florida asking them to nominate colleagues they know to be exceptional in their specified field. Physicians are asked to consider the following question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?” Numerous safeguards are in place to prevent ballot manipulation and doctors may not self-nominate. ResearchNext, each nominee in the candidate pool is evaluated by Key Professional Media research staff, using a set of 10 established indicators with varying point values. Doctors are evaluated on the indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement including:

Years of experience

Hospital appointments

Fellowships

Professional activities

Leadership positions

Academic achievements/positions

Board certifications

Publications, lectures & presentations

Honors and awards

Other outstanding achievement

Blue Ribbon Panel Review Nominees are then grouped into specialties. Doctors, in each area, who have the highest scores from the nomination and evaluation steps are invited to serve on a “blue ribbon panel.” Each panelist is asked to review and evaluate a list of nominees from his/her area of focus. The Final Selection The last step is to total the points received from nominations, research, and blue ribbon panel review. Only the highest-scoring doctors are included on the Super Doctors list. The Super Doctors list is limited to 5% of the physicians within the respective state or region. Before Publishing Prior to publication, the research staff also independently reviews the discipline record of each candidate before publication and verifies with the Florida Department of Health and The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) that the doctor is active and in good standing.

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