New York Magazine recently compiled their annual list of “Best Doctors,” and our very own Dr. Paul Finger is a “Best Doctor” for the 12th time. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York City research and information company, creates this list yearly by using an online database of more than 53,000 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® across the US. Of these 53,000 doctors, 7,400 are located in the New York area. Castle Connolly gives New York Magazine a shortened version of this list, which it then uses to create its list of Best Doctors in New York. In spite of this reduction to 1,390 doctors, Dr. Finger has maintained on the noble list as one of the best ophthalmologists of 2019.
Regarding the decision method, Castle Connolly interestingly conducts a peer-review survey. The firm believes that physicians and medical professionals are in the best position to pass judgement onto other physicians. These participating physicians are asked to nominate doctors who they believe are the “best” in their specialties, taking into consideration not only professional excellence and reputation, but also personal patient interaction. They choose the best well-rounded doctors who transcend required knowledge of their practice and instill trust in and show empathy to their patients. Doctors are not permitted to nominate themselves and all nominations are confidential. These licensed doctors vote online (castleconnolly.com/nominations) for the doctors they find to be exceedingly exceptional.
Other prestigious recognitions include America’s Most Honored Professionals 2019 – Top 1%, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer 2019, and New York Metro Area’s Top Doctors 2019 just to name a small portion of the 79 “Best Doctor” awards Dr. Finger has received. Furthermore, these same awards are given every year and Dr. Finger has consistently been given the “Best Doctor” award for each. This consistency points to the dedication and ambition that Dr. Finger possesses, driven daily by his desire to help – to cure sight and to save lives.
A more than well-deserved title for our exceedingly outstanding physician!