Atlanta’s Top Doctors 2015

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2015 Features

Still Alzheimer’s: A roundtable discussion on the disease

When a deadly disease has no cure, no prevention, and no life-changing treatment, our natural response is fear and denial. Even physicians are prone to avoid discussing Alzheimer’s.

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My Father Has Gifted Hands: A heartbreaking photo essay on dementia

I was away at photography school, Creative Circus in Atlanta, when my mom started to suspect something was wrong with my dad. It wasn’t one moment, more like a series of subtle changes in his behavior.

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The Complete List

Here is our annual roster of the doctors whom other doctors trust most. This year our survey covers 14 counties and lists 358 physicians—more than ever before.

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Edited by Betsy Riley

Methodology

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening, and selection process—under the direction of a medical doctor—involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians, as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals across the nation. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Its online nominations process—located at castleconnolly.com/nominations—is open to all U.S. licensed physicians. They are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians are—in their opinions—among the best in their region in their medical specialties or among the best in the nation in their medical specialties. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. In result, Castle Connolly identifies the top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training, and special expertise in its paperback guides, national and regional magazine Top Doctors features, and online directories (available at castleconnolly.com, 800-399-DOCS (3627), or major national bookstores).

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

This year’s list for Atlanta magazine considered physicians with primary offices in Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, and Rockdale counties. It does not include specialties in which patients rarely choose their clinicians—such as emergency medicine or anesthesiology—nor does it include cosmetic surgery as a standalone specialty.

Physicians selected for inclusion in this magazine’s Top Doctors feature may also appear as Regional Top Doctors online at castleconnolly.com or in a Castle Connolly guide, such as America’s Top Doctors® or America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer. Parameters differ slightly for each compilation, so inclusion in one does not automatically guarantee inclusion in another.

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