By D Magazine NOV 2009
How We Did It
To compile our list of the Best Personal Doctors in Dallas, D Magazine mailed a letter to more than 4,800 local doctors, encouraging them to visit dmagazine.com to cast their votes for the Best Doctors in Dallas. We asked them to name two physicians they would send their patients or loved ones to in 40 specialties. Only those with a valid Texas medical license were eligible. An outside marketing firm tallied the results, and a panel of esteemed local physicians reviewed the list prior to publication. After the list was finalized, it was given to our sales department, which invited the doctors to buy profiles. Those profiles appear elsewhere in the magazine, labeled as paid advertising. But whether the doctors chose to advertise had no bearing on this list. This list is designed with the patient in mind; we did not include specialties in which the patient has little or no say, such as anesthesiology or pathology. Nor did we include pediatrics, which is vast enough to warrant its own feature story. Finally, these specialties are broad in some instances, and the list is extensive but by no means inclusive. If you don’t see your doctor here, and he is someone you like and trust, you should stick with him.
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