Best Doctors for Women 2013

We’ve located Minnesota’s best physicians and practitioners. 408 men and women nominated by their peers, compiled by yours truly. These are the doctors you can trust to get you feeling like yourself again—if not even better.


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Who Decides?

FAQs about Minnesota Monthly’s Best Doctors survey

Who picks the doctors?
Their peers. In October, we sent postcards to more than 10,000 doctors in the seven-county metro area, as well as Olmsted County, based on a mailing list provided by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Respondents were asked to log on to a secure website and name up to three doctors in each specialty. More than 1,000 doctors were named, but only 408 garnered enough votes to meet the threshold set by our editorial staff.

Why focus on women?
In some cases, the healthcare needs of women and men can be very different. We asked respondents to name the doctors they would recommend to female family members, friends, and loved ones.

Were male doctors excluded?
No. Respondents were instructed to name physicians who were particularly attuned to the needs of their female patients—regardless of gender.

How were the specialties selected?
The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes 24 member boards that grant certification in specialized areas of medical practices. Some of those member boards grant certification in specialties as well. Our staff selected more than 40 specialties and subspecialties from this list, with a preference for specialties that were of particular interest to female patients.

Does advertising affect the poll?
No. The survey is generated, fact-checked, and finalized by our editors without the input of our sales department. Doctors are not added to or removed from the list based on their advertising history with the magazine.
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Cardiovascular Disease

Colon and Rectal Surgery


Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Family Medicine

General Surgery

Geriatric Medicine

Gynecological Oncology


Hospice and Palliative Care

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Medical Oncology




Obstetrics & Gynecology




Pain Medicine


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery


Pulmonary Disease &
Critical Care


Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility


Sports Medicine


Vascular Surgery


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Best Doctors for Women 2014