Gwinnett’s Best Doctors
Jay Desai, MD
Gwinnett Internal Medicine Associates
601 Old Norcross Rd., A
Gwinnett’s best lifestyle publication has teamed up with physician’s from all over the county to bring you a great and valuable resource. Have you ever wondered what happens when a doctor becomes ill? Does he treat himself, prescription and all, or does he visit one of his colleagues for an unbiased opinion? Who does he think is the best doctor to see, depending on the condition?
Accent Gwinnett embarked on an exciting quest to let you know who your doctors think are the finest physicians around. The information you are about to read will be as valuable to you as a referral, straight from the doctor’s mouth. We have just made it easier for you by doing all the research ourselves. Who does the local pediatrician see when she has a sinus infection? Where does a cardiologist go when his migraines become severe? In whose hands should you put the well being of you and your family? We are going to tell you!
In the following pages, you’ll find the results of our survey, sent out to over 1,500 of Gwinnett’s doctors. Specialty by specialty, we asked each physician who they would trust to treat themselves or their own family. In our opinion, medical professionals are best qualified to judge other medical professionals. The surveys, which were sent by mail and broadcast E-fax, were completed and sent back for the final tally. Much to our great surprise, we had an overwhelming thirty percent of the surveys sent back to us.
We believe that each physician who participated did so with responsible and judicious thought. If you do not see your physician listed here, don’t worry. The absence of their name does not mean that they are not a well-qualified and competent physician. Keep in mind that even though participation was greater than expected, we still did not hear from the majority of physicians in Gwinnett. We also could not possibly list every physician that was nominated. We have included only those in each category that had the highest number of nominations. The top three physicians of each specialty are listed below. In cases where there were equal nominations, then we listed both.
And while we’re on the subject, did you know that our doctors practice in some of the best facilities in the nation? We are very fortunate to have within our county not only nationally recognized physicians but, also award-winning hospitals. In fact, Gwinnett Medical Center was recently named a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital of Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades, the nations leading independent healthcare ratings company, placing them as one of two hospitals within the state of Georgia to receive this award. Out of over 5,000 hospitals across the country, only 277 hospitals qualified for this prestigious award in 2006.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has satellite medical centers in Gwinnett and is the hospital of choice for many of our young children in Gwinnett. This past July, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as one of the U.S.’s best hospitals for children. Child magazine also thought highly of CHOA, putting them in the top 10 of the best pediatric hospitals in the country. Children’s Healthcare is a non-profit institution and is dedicated to providing excellent care to patients and their families. CHOA is also committed to educating families, schools, and government officials on important health information, such as obesity prevention, and child passenger seat safety.
Meanwhile, Gwinnett Health System has been busy turning Duluth’s Joan Glancy Memorial hospital into a state-of-the-art facility. Located at the current home of the Glancy Outpatient Center and the Hudgens Professional Building, the new hospital contains 81 private rooms, six family suites, specialty care (including the Center for Orthopedics) and high-tech X-ray, computed tomography, ultrasound and mammography equipment. Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth is designed to provide a quiet, healing environment for patients.
If all that wasn’t enough, a few years ago the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce formed the Gwinnett Medical Alliance (GMed), which is an initiative to promote the exchange of information between healthcare professionals. GMed offers a forum for consensus building with providers, insurers, educators and medical suppliers to providing an exchange of issues. The scope of GMed encompasses business, political and social issues and concerns with respect for all of the participants and their constituents. General meetings of the alliance are held quarterly.
It’s no wonder so many great doctors choose to practice here! The next time you need a good referral, we hope you’ll grab this issue and find one of our excellent doctors. So, without further ado, here’s a look at Gwinnett’s best doctors, according to their peers.
Accent Gwinnett has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by error or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. Advertising in Accent Gwinnett is not linked in any way to the selection of doctors in this issue or any future issues. Any information provided is not a substitute for the professional judgment of a qualified heath care provider based upon actual examination of a patient’s condition and history.