Each year Minnesota Monthly magazine asks licensed Minnesota doctors, “If you or a loved one needed medical care, which doctor would you recommend?” Their most frequent answers comprise the magazine’s annual Top Doctors list: hundreds of Minnesota-based physicians in numerous categories, nominated by their peers and recognized for their professional expertise. This year 15 Gillette providers made the list.
Congratulations to all of our Top Doctors—and all of our providers—for your expertise, talents, and dedication to serving kids who have complex medical conditions.
Gillette-employed and affiliated physicians listed as 2019 Minnesota Monthly Top Doctors:
- Robert Acton, pediatric surgery
- Steven Baisch, critical care
- Micah Berman, otolaryngology
- Deborah Bohn, orthopedic surgery
- Keith Cavanaugh, pulmonary medicine
- Mark Eikenberry, critical care
- Sean Elliott, urology
- Mark Gormley, physical medicine and rehabilitation
- Patrick Graupman, neurosurgery
- Kenneth Maslonka, critical care
- Benhoor Soumekh, otolaryngology
- Marshall Taniguchi, physical medicine and rehabilitation
- David Vandersteen, urology
- Ann Van Heest, orthopedic surgery
- Katie Willihnganz-Lawson, urology
FAQ courtesy of Minnesota Monthly about the methodology of the Top Doctors List
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.