Supe Docs and Orange Coast MagazineMore than 100 MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center physicians have been recognized by two lists that track the top physicians in the region: the 2022 Southern California Super Doctors report and Orange Coast Magazine’s annual Top Doctors List.

Ninety physicians at Long Beach Medical Center were honored in the Super Doctors report. The Super Doctors report recognizes the top five percent of active doctors in Los Angeles and Orange counties with two lists: Super Doctors 2022 and Rising Stars. 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.

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 40 medical specialties evaluate the list of nominees.

“This listing of outstanding Super Doctors and Rising Stars highlights our physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and consistently offer exceptional, family-centered care to our patients and families,” says Dr. James Leo, M.D., chief medical officer, MemorialCare. “We are proud that our care teams are made up of such respected medical experts who provide our patients with the highest level of care.”

Orange Coast Magazine’s annual Top Doctors List works in a similar manner. Physicians on the Top Doctors List are distinguished by the Orange County Medical Association as among the most accomplished and caring physicians throughout Orange County. Thirteen physicians at Long Beach Medical Center were recognized in the Top Doctors List. The Orange County Medical Association that evaluates physicians for the Top Doctors List is committed to advocating for physicians, patients, and providing the highest quality medical care to the community.

The physicians across Long Beach Medical Center were recognized by both lists in areas including cardiology and pediatric cardiology, gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology, gynecologic oncology, neurology, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric surgery, pediatrics, endocrinology, maternal/fetal medicine, vascular surgery and more.