Fort Worth Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily J. Kirby was recently recognized with Castle Connolly Top Doctor status for the fourth year in a row. Castle Connolly represents the largest network of meticulously vetted board certified physicians from all major specialties. To become a Top Doctor, physicians are nominated by their peers and screened for excellence in all areas of patient care. The Top Doctor designation is considered to be a strong indicator of trust that the public can rely on when choosing a physician.
“I have trusted the Castle Connolly designation when it comes to finding care for myself and my family, and I am humbled to be included in the ranks of these accomplished specialists,” said Dr. Kirby. “To be recognized by my peers in this capacity is a career milestone as a physician.”
Castle Connolly doctors are located throughout all 50 states and are considered to be the elite of their specialty. Peer physicians submit nominations for Top Doctors, who are then carefully evaluated by the organization. Castle Connolly looks for appropriate credentials, experience, leadership, high standards of ethics, and the interpersonal skills necessary to receive patients’ trust and offer excellent care. Dr. Kirby also serves on the Castle Connolly Blue Ribbon Committee to nominate and vote on other plastic surgeons.
Using the Castle Connolly Top Doctor directory, patients can search for doctors by location, health insurance, specialty, hospital, or the reason for their doctor visit. Each doctor profile contains information such as hospital affiliations and how to contact them.
In plastic surgery, particularly, patients are keen to find the best possible surgeon for a safe, aesthetically sound outcome. Top Doctor status is a mark of an outstanding reputation and allows patients to begin their search exclusively with doctors who are known to have extraordinary skill.
“I caution my patients and friends to always research their physicians carefully,” commented Dr. Kirby. “While patient reviews can be a helpful tool in many cases, Castle Connolly adds another layer of vetted trust to the search process for quality medical care.”