Doctors in Nevada face many challenges including overcoming past perceptions of the healthcare industry in this state. However, with new centers opening, new procedures being used and new technologies moving to the state, Nevada’s doctors are changing that perception to instead make the state known for its excellence and compassionate care.
While those not directly involved in the industry may know a doctor or two from their own experiences, many in Nevada may never know of the hundreds of quality doctors that live and work here. In fact, the most qualified people to speak to the level of service and care a doctor gives are those that work alongside him or her day-in and day-out. Medical Marvels is a list comprised of doctors that were voted for by those very people.
The rules are simple, only those working directly for a healthcare organization in Nevada may vote. They can vote for any doctor in the state, whether that physician is a part of their organization or not. Doctors that had votes from their peers in the same organization received one point. If someone from another healthcare organization voted for the doctor, they received three votes.
Each vote was carefully researched for authenticity and validity and the votes were tallied. The following pages contain the top 75 scorers: 50 from Southern Nevada and 25 from Northern Nevada. Each doctor’s information was checked and double-checked and the list was compiled.
This is the first year Nevada Business Magazine has published such a list for the medical industry. Even so, the healthcare community responded in a big way. While there are only 75 names on the following pages, there were several hundred that received votes. Hundreds of voters resulted in close to 1,000 qualified votes for this inaugural year. Each voter had the opportunity to vote for up to 10 doctors and many took advantage of that opportunity.
Congratulations to all of the doctors who made the list this year. It’s truly an achievement to earn the respect of the people that work with day-in and day-out in the same field. There’s no better vote of confidence than the one that comes from those who see that work first-hand.
Topping the List
Dr. Warren Wheeler with Nathan Adelson Hospice received more votes than any other doctor in Nevada on the 2012 Medical Marvels list.
In Northern Nevada, Dr. Diane Thomas (private practice) and Dr. Charles Krasner (University of Nevada, Reno) tied at the top of the list.
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada was the company most voted on the list with almost 200 individual votes. Southwest Medical Associates came in a close second.
Northern Nevada Medical Center was the company with the most physicians on the 2012 Northern Nevada list.
Nathan Adelson Hospice had the most people from their organization turn out to vote with Comprehensive Cancer in a close second.