Eighty-Six Physicians from Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Hospital Long Beach Recognized by Leading Doctor’s Report


Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach and Community Medical Center Long Beach announced today that 86 of its physicians have been recognized among the best in their fields by the 2017 Southern California Super Doctors report, three more physicians compared to last year’s record total.

The 2017 Southern California Super Doctors report recognizes the top five percent of active doctors in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The selection process relies on 10 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, surveying physicians in Southern California and ensuring the physicians named are the most respected and talented in their fields.

“Every year, we see more of our physicians recognized for their excellent quality of work and innovative solutions they provide on behalf of our patients,” says Tamra Kaplan, COO, Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s. “It’s encouraging to know that every patient entering our doors is immediately under the watch of the best team of doctors in the area, known for their ability to manage complex conditions and deliver compassionate care.”

Since the Super Doctors report expanded to include all of Southern California in 2008, Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children’s and Community Medical Center Long Beach have had 28 physicians achieve this status for eight years straight, showcasing a prolonged standard of excellence and continuity of world class care for patients.

“The physicians we recruit are driven by their dedication to our patients, their families and the community they serve,” says Susan Melvin, D.O., chief medical officer, Long Beach Medical Center. “Their passion is not found in collecting achievements but in finding advancements in clinical care that can greatly improve the lives of the many families who need our help. On behalf of the entire team, we are all proud to work alongside so many awarded physicians.”

The Super Doctors peer review selection process asks doctors to nominate fellow physicians by answering the question, “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?” In addition, candidates were evaluated based on professional achievement, as well as the Super Doctors’ ‘blue ribbon panel review’ process, where physicians in more than 30 specialties evaluate the list of nominees.

Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s physicians were recognized in areas including pediatrics, obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine, gynecology and gynecologic oncology, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, urology, family and internal medicine, surgery, medical oncology and hematology, dermatology, ophthalmology, pediatric and adult gastroenterology, pediatric hematology/oncology, physical medicine/rehabilitation and pediatric rehab (physiatry), reconstructive plastic surgery, neurointerventional radiology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, sleep medicine, reproductive endocrinology, pediatric and adult critical care medicine and more.

View the complete list of physicians