Best Doctors
in Dallas 2017

The Process

Step 1

+ Nominations

D Magazine mails and emails letters to thousands of local doctors from our online directory and email database, inviting them to nominate their peers on dmagazine.com.

Nominating doctors must:

  • Have a valid medical license.
  • Currently practice in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Tarrant, or Denton counties.
  • Limit their nominations to a maximum of three doctors per category.

Step 2

+ Vetting Process

Votes are tallied and sorted by D Magazine’s editorial staff.

The staff does not count:

  • Self-nominations
  • Duplicate ballots

Step 3

+ Independent Panel Review

The remaining votes are vetted by an anonymous panel of esteemed physicians. The panel changes every year to ensure consideration is impartial.

D Magazine editors finalize the list by verifying each doctor’s:

  • Medical license
  • Board certification
  • Disciplinary status

Step 4

+ Notification

We mail and email congratulations letters to the Best Doctors in Dallas.

After notification, our sales team is allowed to view the list and offer advertising opportunities to winners.

We play fair:

  • Advertising dollars have zero impact on the creation of this list.
  • Best Doctors are featured in our October issue and marked as a Best in our online directory whether they advertise or not.

Voting for the 2017 program has closed.

Categories

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Colon/Rectal Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Gynecology/Obstetrics
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hepatology
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Disease
  • Infertility
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology

  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Opthalmology/LASIK
  • Organ Transplant
  • Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Genetics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Oncology-Hematology

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Orthopedics-Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Pediatrics General
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
  • Plastic Surgery/Cosmetic
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

F.A.Q.

How does D Magazine create the Best List?

The Best Doctors in Dallas are determined through a peer-review voting process. Only doctors with a valid medical license may nominate in this category and winning doctors must practice on the Dallas area (which we consider anything inside one of the following counties: Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Denton.)

We mail letters and email thousands of local, licensed doctors from our online directory and email database, inviting them to vote on their most respected peers.

Doctors may nominate up to three physicians in each category. The categories can vary slightly year by year based on participation and reader feedback, but overall, we try to limit categories to specialists that a reader could choose for themselves.

The votes are tallied by our editorial staff (self-nominations and duplicate ballots are thrown out), sorted by votes, and presented to an anonymous panel of esteemed physicians selected by the editorial staff. This panel changes from year to year to ensure all consideration is impartial.

The panel sits down and looks at each name that has been deemed a Best based on the votes collected. This is where we rely heavily on their vast industry knowledge. We ensure that the panelists review every doctor that received even one vote because we know that while we strive to reach out to every doctor possible, some well-respected industry leaders will inevitably receive a smaller amount of nominations because they work within a smaller specialty, group, or hospital.

Listening to these doctors review the list is inspiring. They read through name after name and discuss each doctor’s professional reputation, further validating their spot on our Best list. We hear comments or stories like, “This is the back surgeon that all of the back surgeons go to.” Or “He saved a woman’s life in the middle of a high school football game.” Each story or anecdote further affirms our trust in the process. D Magazine's editors then verify each doctor’s medical license, board certification, and disciplinary status to finalize the list.

Once we get through this exhaustive process, a fact checker goes through each name on the list and verifies their contact information, then the editorial team mails a letter and sends an email of congratulations to the final list of doctors.

After our Best doctors have been selected and notified, we finally allow our sales team to view the Best list. Advertising dollars have absolutely zero impact on the creation of this list and each Best Doctor is featured in our October issue and marked as a Best in our online directory whether they choose to advertise or not.

How do I make nominations?

Voting for the 2017 program has closed.

How are winners selected?

The Best Doctors in Dallas are determined through a peer-review voting process. We mail letters and email thousands of local, licensed doctors from our online directory, inviting them to vote.

The votes are calculated and presented to an anonymous panel of esteemed physicians, as well as the D Magazine editorial staff. D Magazine verifies each doctor’s medical license, board certification, and disciplinary status to finalize the list.

For more details on how we assemble the list and how our process operates independently of advertising, email Chelsey Shockley here.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be notified in mid May via mail and email and asked to verify that their directory information is correct. They will also be given an opportunity to promote their recognition in a special advertising section of the October issue. This opportunity is only offered to winners and has zero influence on the selection of the Best Doctors list.

All winners will be featured in the October issue of D Magazine

Where can I get more information?

Email Chelsey Shockley here.