San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine Reveal Results of Peer Nominations
ENCINITAS, Calif. – October 23, 2009 – Each year, the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS), in collaboration with San Diego Magazine, honors the “Top Doctors” in San Diego County, as recognized by their peers. This year, on the heels of four North Coast Health Center dentists earning “Top Dentist” honors in May, the largest outpatient medical facility in coastal North County San Diego is pleased to announce that 14 of its physicians have now been named a “Top Doctor”, including:
Specialty: Allergy & Asthma
Nancy Ostrom, MD – Allergy & Asthma Medical Group
Bari Cunningham, MD – Comprehensive Dermatology Group
Sheila Friedlander, MD – Children’s Specialists
Vishakha Gigler, MD – Comprehensive Dermatology Group
Specialty: Family Medicine
James Hay, MD – North Coast Family Medical Group
Georgine Jorgensen, MD – North Coast Family Medical Group
Gerard Lumkong, MD – Scripps Coastal Medical Group
Richard Payne, MD – North Coast Family Medical Group
James Quigley, DO – North Coast Family Medical Group
Specialty: Pediatric Otolaryngology
Anthony Magit, MD – Children’s Specialists
Seth Pransky, MD – Children’s Specialists
Shakha Gillin, MD – El Camino Pediatrics
Specialty: Radiation Oncology
Tahir Ijaz, MD – Radiation Medical Group
Gina Mansy, MD – Radiation Oncology
“I am honored and also humbled to have been chosen by my peers as a “Top Doctor” in San Diego for the specialty of radiation oncology,” said Tahir Ijaz, MD, of Radiation Medical Group and Cyberknife Centers of San Diego. “Our staff of radiation oncologists, radiation therapists and nursing staff do more than just treat cancer using the most cutting-edge technologies, we provide a human touch, compassionate care, and encouragement and support for patients and their families. Our focus is on the patient as a whole and new technology allows us to detect cancers earlier than ever before, thereby improving the outcomes for patients.” This is Dr. Ijaz’s second year on the “Top Doctors” list.
Greg Petree, president & COO of AmeriCare Medical Properties, Inc., added, “We are so proud of our doctors here at North Coast Health Center for this and their many other accomplishments. The recognition our physicians receive speaks to the quality and variety of healthcare services provided at one convenient location for San Diego patients and their families. A heartfelt congratulations goes out to all physicians recognized on this year’s ‘Top Doctors’ list.”
The SDCMS and San Diego Magazine “Top Doctors” are board-certified physicians practicing medicine in the County of San Diego who are held in the highest regard by their peers. To vote, SDCMS member physicians are invited to nominate physicians across specialties to whom they would refer their patients and family members. Each nominee is then reviewed by SDCMS to confirm board certification, Medical Board of California standing, and current practice status. The list is intended to be used carefully by San Diego patients and families to identify a physician that may fit their needs.
This year’s North Coast Health Center “Top Dentists”, as honored by their peers, are:
J. Patrick Davis, D.D.S, M.S. – Dental Specialty Associates
Michael L. Myers, D.D.S
Michael H. Yokoyama, D.D.S.
Terrie T. Yoshikane, D.D.S., M.S. – Dental Specialty Associates
For more information about all of the physicians at North Coast Health Center, visit www.NorthCoastHealthCenter.com.