U.S. News & World Report releases top doctor list

U.S. News & World Report has released its list of top doctors, according to the U.S. News website.

The list was developed in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., and was built upon data from Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™.

The list was compiled by peer nominations, where any licensed doctor in the country can make nominations at any time. Each participating doctor can nominate up to 10 other doctors in his or her own specialty and up to 3 per specialty in other specialties.

Consumers can search the top doctor lists by specialty or hospital.

(Sources: U.S. News & World Report, http://health.usnews.com; The Advisory Board Daily Briefing, http://advisory.com, August 3, 2011)