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ADC doctors recognized by Texas Monthly, Best Doctors, Inc.

Thirty-three doctors with The Austin Diagnostic Clinic were recognized for excellence and skill in 2010.

Texas Monthly coverNineteen ADC doctors were named “Super Doctors” by Texas Monthly and 24 ADC doctors were selected as “Best Doctors in America®” by Best Doctors, Inc. Ten doctors were honored by both organizations.

“The Austin Diagnostic Clinic is excited that a number of our physicians were recognized by these groups,” says Ghassan Salman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for ADC. “It shows our commitment to providing the best health care for our patients.”

The “Super Doctor” designation with Texas Monthly names doctors who are highly recommended by his or her peers. Over 38,000 doctors were surveyed and 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 “Best Doctor” designation is a national recognition based on a similar selection process, in which up to 1.5 million physicians are 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 5 percent of doctors receive this designation.

Doctors recognized by both Texas Monthly and Best Doctors, Inc.

  • Allergy: Thomas Smith, M.D.
  • Cardiology: Stuart Damore, M.D.
  • Internal Medicine: Bill Lockett, M.D., Laura Guerrero, M.D., and Richard DeBehnke, M.D.
  • Neurology: Everett Heinze, M.D.
  • Pediatrics Juan Guerrero, M.D., Beth Nauert, M.D., and Dick Worrel, M.D.
  • Rheumatology: James Crout, M.D.

Doctors Named Super Doctors by Texas Monthly

  • Endocrinology: Michele McDermott, M.D. and Paul Moore, M.D.
  • Gastroenterology: Thomas Liebermann, M.D.
  • Nephrology/Hypertension: Ellen Grimm, M.D. and Robert Hootkins, M.D.
  • Neurology: Richard Tallman, M.D.
  • Ophthalmology: Tom Chandler, M.D.
  • Rheumatology: Christopher Parker, D.O. and Monty Tew, M.D.

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

  • Cardiology: Kara Dlabal, M.D.
  • Family Practice: David Joseph, M.D.
  • Internal Medicine: Diana Nye, M.D., Michael Romain, M.D., and Paula Starche, M.D.
  • Neurology: Patrick Nolan, M.D., Ph.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., and Sara Woods, M.D.