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Mobile, Ala. (December 22, 2010)
Contact: Ashley Givens, (251) 470-1682

USA Physicians Named Best Doctors for 2011-2012


Twenty-four physicians affiliated with the University of South Alabama College of Medicine have been included in the annual Best Doctors in America database. The following physicians were chosen for the list after extensive peer review by thousands of doctors:

  • Jorge E. Alonso - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Susan Ashbee - Pediatrics
  • Susan L. Baker - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Karen Denise Crissinger - Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Errol Crook - Nephrology
  • R. Michael Culpepper - Nephrology
  • Jack A. DiPalma - Gastroenterology
  • Donna Lynn Dyess - Surgery
  • Karen Fagan - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Michael A. Finan - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ronald D. Franks - Psychiatry
  • Richard P. Gonzalez - Surgery
  • Johnson Haynes Jr. - Pulmonary Medicine
  • Jorge L. Herrera - Hepatology and Gastroenterology
  • Arnold Luterman - Surgery
  • Paul Maertens - Pediatric Neurology
  • Clara Virginia Massey - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Frederick N. Meyer - Hand Surgery
  • Dean K. Naritoku - Neurology
  • Prasit Nimityongskul - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Albert W. Pearsall IV - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Eugene A. Quindlen - Neurological Surgery
  • William O. Richards - Surgery
  • John Alan VandeWaa - Infectious Disease
USA Physicians Group, the private practice of the academic physicians at the USA College of Medicine is the regionís largest multi-specialty practice and the only academic physicians group along the central Gulf Coast.

Best Doctors, Inc. is a database that uses peer review along with other criteria to determine the most qualified doctors in various fields of medicine. The database seeks physicians whose reputation and expertise put them in the top 5 percent of their specific specialty. To ensure impartiality, physicians cannot pay to be included in the database, nor are they paid for their participation.

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