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Atlanta Top Doctors 2018
Ophthalmologist Dr. Margaret Wong, MD, of Eye Consultants of Atlanta, is one of our 2018 Top Doctors. / Photograph by Ben Rollins

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2018 Features

Top Doctors 2018

Medical Mystery: The case of the black eye in the morning

Caroline Kalchthaler woke up one morning with a black eye, as if she had been punched or fallen out of bed and hit her face. But no such thing had happened. She tenderly covered it with makeup, and the bruising subsided. But then the black eye occurred again, and again.
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Medical Mystery: The case of the moon face

When Marietta middle school teacher Jackie Roché's face started to grow rounder although she hadn't gained any weight, she knew something was wrong. “It’s so scary to not know what’s wrong with you,” says Roché. After multiple doctors were unable to help, she went to Emory Clinic's Special Diagnostic Services, which gave her the right diagnosis within minutes.
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Medical Mystery: The case of the painful purple spots

When a little purple spot first appeared on Shelly Matheson’s ankle, it seemed like something curious that she would mention to her internist. Then, it got bigger and painful. After years of no diagnosis, she went to Emory Clinic's Special Diagnostic Services, which gave her the right diagnosis.

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Every year we present a roster of the best metro Atlanta doctors, as chosen by their peers. On the following pages, find 781 of the area’s most trusted physicians—our biggest list ever.

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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 top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening, and selection process, under the direction of an M.D., involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals all 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—is open to all licensed physicians in America, who 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 specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. The result: Castle Connolly identifies the top doctors in America and provides you, the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training, and special expertise in their paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features, and online directories.

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

Physicians selected for inclusion in Atlanta magazine’s “Top Doctors” feature may also appear online at, or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online and/or in print.