More than 40 Physicians from Long Beach Memorial Recognized by Leading Report


Long Beach Memorial is proud to announce that more than 40 of its physicians have been recognized among the best in their fields by the 2013 Southern California Super Doctors report.

The 2013 Southern California Super Doctors report recognizes approximately the top five percent of active doctors in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The selection process relies on peer and panel reviews, surveying more than 30,000 physicians in Southern California to ensure the physicians named are the most respected and talented in their fields.

“Our mission has been, and will always be to provide the highest quality care for the Long Beach community, and as an organization, we strive to have the best physicians deliver the most advanced treatments available,” says Divya Joshi, M.D., chief medical officer, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. “Each year, our physicians consistently achieve these standards of excellence and have their work honored by their peers and colleagues.”

Since the Super Doctors list expanded to include all of Southern California in 2008, several doctors have appeared on the list every year. Long Beach Memorial, Miller Children’s and Community Hospital Long Beach have had 36 physicians achieve that status.

“We are very proud that many of our physicians recognized have made this list year after year,” says Sue Melvin, D.O., chief medical officer, Long Beach Memorial. “Not only are our physicians exceedingly dedicated to our patients, their families and the community they serve by constantly evolving and improving the advancement of clinical care, but they also provide a ‘personal touch’ not habitually seen at large, acute care hospitals. I hold the deepest respect for our 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 Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach physicians were recognized in areas including pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, urology, family medicine, medical oncology and hematology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, pediatric hematology/oncology and more.