More than 115 UC Davis physicians top 'Best Doctors' list

Family practice physician Klea Bertakis. Copyright Sacramento Magazine.
Family practice physician Klea Bertakis is one of 118 UC Davis physicians included in this year's "Best Doctors" list. Read an interview with Dr. Bertakis (click and scroll down)

More than 115 UC Davis physicians have been included on a list of the Sacramento region's best doctors by an organization that bases its selections on surveys of other physicians. The story is featured in the December 2012 issue of Sacramento Magazine and currently available on news stands.

The list compiled by Best Doctors, Inc. consists of 194 Sacramento area doctors covering 51 specialties -- nearly 60 percent of whom are UC Davis doctors. Some UC Davis doctors on the list have joint appointments and were listed by another medical group or hospital.

Survey of fellow physicians

The list is based on responses to a survey of physicians that asks them: "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?"

According to Best Doctors, founded in 1989 by two physicians affiliated with Harvard Medical School, this survey replicates "the informal, peer-to-peer referral process that doctors themselves use to determine the most appropriate physicians for individual cases."

Pulmonary medicine specialist Susan Murin. Copyright Sacramento Magazine.
Pulmonary medicine specialist Susan Murin is one of 118 UC Davis physicians included in this year's "Best Doctors" list. Read an interview with Dr. Murin

During the survey period, the doctors also may nominate and provide information on other physicians who they think should be considered in the peer-review process. Read the full Sacramento Magazine story here.

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Choosing UC Davis

UC Davis primary care patients can have access to UC Davis specialists in 150 areas of advanced medicine, and can be among the first to benefit from the latest prevention techniques, treatment options and technologies when needed.

To learn more, visit the UC Davis Medical Group homepage.

UC Davis Medical Center is a comprehensive academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance human health. Centers of excellence include the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center; the region's only Level I pediatric and adult trauma centers; the UC Davis MIND Institute, devoted to finding treatments and cures for neurodevelopmental disorders; and the UC Davis Children's Hospital.

The medical center serves a 33-county, 65,000-square-mile area that stretches north to the Oregon border and east to Nevada. It further extends its reach through the award-winning telemedicine program, which gives remote, medically underserved communities throughout California unprecedented access to specialty and subspecialty care.

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