Top Doctors List 2020

When your health or the health of a family member is on the line, where do you turn for help? All 535 experts on our annual Top Doctors list were nominated by their peers, and they represent the best in medical and surgical care.


Top Doctors is a nomination-based project in which we ask physicians in the area to vote for doctors in various specialties. We ask the doctors to vote for the physicians they would trust to care for their family and friends—experts who exemplify excellence in their specialties.

This list is a service to our readers, giving them a doctor’s perspective regarding the top doctors in dozens of specialty areas. The list is intended to allow patients to see and celebrate their doctors who make the list. It also gives health care seekers a place to see doctors highlighted for achievement and reputation, and can be a great tool for finding the right doctors for their needs.

To complete this nomination project, 417 Magazine contracts DataJoe Research to conduct nominations using an online ballot for collecting, vetting and tallying the votes. DataJoe Research is a survey/research company specializing in data collection and verification, and conducts various nominations across the United States on behalf of publishers.

Only licensed doctors practicing in 417-land are eligible to make the list, and voting is open only to practicing doctors in 417-land. If you are a physician, click here to access the survey through Friday, November 27, 2020.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 417-883-7417 or email

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