RPMG's Drs. David Meldrum, Greg Rosen, Arthur Wisot and Bill Yee were included in "Southern California Super Doctors-2012" as published in the January 2012 issue of Los Angeles Magazine.
The selection process involved a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year Key Professional Media sends out thousands of ballots to doctors asking them to nominate colleagues they know to be exceptional in their specified field. Physicians are asked to consider the following question: "If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?" Numerous safeguards are in place to prevent ballot manipulation and doctors may not self-nominate.
Our research staff also contributes to the pool of candidates by searching medical databases, online sources, and publications for doctors who have attained certain credentials, honors or professional achievements – what we term 'Star Search Credentials.' This process also includes physicians in less visible or highly specialized medical treatment areas.
Nominees are then grouped into specialties. Doctors, in each area, who have the highest scores from the nomination and evaluation steps are invited to serve on a "blue ribbon panel." Each panelist is asked to review and evaluate a list of nominees from his/her area of focus.
The last step is to total the points received from nominations, research, and blue ribbon panel review. Only the highest-scoring doctors are included on the Super Doctors list. The Super Doctors list is approximately 5% of the physicians within the respective state or region.
The research staff also independently reviews the discipline record of each candidate before publication and verifies that the doctor is active and in good standing.
Even if selected, a candidate's name will not be published on the Super Doctors list unless all information is confirmed prior to publication.