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The Austin Diagnostic Clinic doctors have been recognized once again on two comprehensive surveys as some of the top peer-recommended physicians statewide and nationally.

A total of 34 ADC doctors were recognized as either “Super Doctors™” in 2011 by Texas Monthly, or as “Best Doctors in America®” in 2011-12 by the Boston-based group Best Doctors, Inc. There were 21 ADC physicians named “Super Doctors,” while 23 doctors received the “Best Doctors in America” moniker. Ten ADC physicians appeared on both lists.

The “Super Doctors” list is based on a survey of more than 40,000 doctors who were asked to nominate one or more doctors other than themselves from specified medical specialties, based on the answer to the question: “If you needed medical care, which doctor would you choose?” The full list is currently in the December 2011 issue on newsstands now.

About 45,000 doctors were selected through a peer-review process to be on the bi-annual “Best Doctors in America” list. Physicians were asked to identify specialists who are considered to be the most skilled in their fields and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions. Nationally, only five percent of doctors earned the designation.

List of recognized ADC doctors

Those receiving both recognitions are allergist/immunologist Thomas Smith, M.D.; cardiologist Stuart Damore, M.D.; internal medicine specialists Laura Guerrero, M.D., Richard DeBehnke, M.D., and William Lockett, M.D.; neurologist Everett Heinze, M.D.; pediatricians Juan Guerrero, M.D., Beth Nauert, M.D., and Dick Worrel, M.D.; and rheumatologist James Crout, M.D.

ADC Doctors Named “Super Doctors” by Texas Monthly

Allergy
John Villacis, M.D.

Endocrinology
Michele McDermott, M.D.
Paul Moore, M.D.

Gastroenterology
Thomas Liebermann, M.D.

Nephrology
Ellen Grimm, MD..
Robert Hootkins, MD..

Neurology
Richard Tallman, M.D.

Ophthalmology
Tom Chandler, M.D.

Rheumatology
Christopher Parker, D.O.
Monty Tew, M.D.

Surgery
Thomas Brown, M.D.

ADC Doctors Named “Best Doctors” by Best Doctors, Inc.

Cardiology
Kara Dlabal, M.D.

Family Practice
David Joseph, M.D.

Internal Medicine
Michael Romain, M.D.
Paula Starche, M.D.

Neurology
Patrick Nolan, Ph.D., M.D.

Pediatrics
Kimberly Albert, M.D.
Vanessa Chiapetta, M.D.
Diane Garza, M.D.
Jill Nichols, M.D.
Vandana Rawal, M.D.
Paige Suffredini, M.D.
Mara Tache, M.D.
Sara Woods, M.D.