Top Doctors 2007

We asked more than 3,000 local physicians a simple question: Which doctor would you call if you or a loved one needed medical care? Here are the city's Top Doctors, 265 of them from thirty-nine specialties and subspecialties, as voted on by their peers.

The List
The 2007 Top Doctors List features 265 physicians in 39 specialties chosen by their peers. View the complete list divided by specialty.

Diagnosis Charlotte
Written by Judy Cole
Rising costs, two dominant hospital systems, no medical school—just how healthy is the state of healthcare in the Queen City? We talked to local physicians to find out

Top Doctors - FAQ
Everything you ever wanted to know about Charlotte magazine’s Top Doctors list

Straight from the Source
For our Top Doctors list, we mailed a survey to more than 3,000 area physicians. In addition to recommendations in various specialties, we asked physicians to list the two most significant challenges to practicing medicine in the Charlotte area. A few common themes emerged, some predictable (insurance companies, anyone?), some surprising (traffic came up, as did our inability to take care of ourselves). What follows is a representative sample of the answers, edited for clarity. We promised to keep physicians’ names confidential, so the quotes are anonymous.

Top Doctors -By the Numbers