About the Top Doctors List

Best Doctors in the Twin Cities
Dr. Jordan Marmet, Hospital Medicine, and Dr. Priya Verghese, Nephrology

Photo by Joe Treleven

Each year we ask licensed Minnesota doctors one simple question: If you or a loved one needed medical care, which doctor would you recommend? Their most frequent answers comprise Minnesota Monthly‘s annual Top Doctors list: hundreds of local physicians in numerous categories, nominated by their peers and recognized for their professional expertise. Click here to view this year’s full list.

FAQs about Minnesota Monthly‘s Top Doctors Survey

Who picks the doctors? 
Their peers. Professional Research Services contacts thousands of licensed doctors in the 11-county metro area, as well as Olmsted County, based on a list provided by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Respondents are asked to log on to a secure website and name up to three doctors (other than themselves) in each specialty category. Physicians who received the highest number of votes are reflected by specialty in the Top Doctors list.

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 used those specialties and sub-specialties as a starting point for creating physician categories, though board certification was not a requirement for being named.

Does advertising affect the poll? 
No. Doctors are not added to or removed from the list based on their or their employers’ advertising history with the magazine.