Baltimore—(January 08, 2014)— Leigh Ann Curl, MD, MedStar Sports Medicine surgeon at MedStar Harbor Hospital, has been named a “Best Doctor” in Maryland by The Baltimore Business Journal, in partnership with Best Doctors, Inc.
“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers as a top physician in Maryland,” said Dr. Curl. “It is my mission to deliver the highest level of quality care. I strive to partner with each and every one of my patients to deliver comprehensive care to meet their individual needs.”
For over 20 years, Best Doctors has conducted an extensive survey to identify the physicians that other physicians trust most. It is the largest ongoing, peer-reviewed survey in the medical industry.
The company works to identify the physicians who were voted by their peers as the best of the best according to their specialty. As a result, Best Doctors has a proprietary database of more than 53,000 medical experts in over 450 specialties and subspecialties worldwide. Best Doctors are:
- Reviewed and elected by their peers
- Clinically and academically accomplished
- Affiliated with national and global centers of excellence, including Dana Farber, MD Anderson, Baylor, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Johns Hopkins and other leaders
- Leading medical practitioners, researchers and teachers
- Members of a prestigious, peer-reviewed group that includes the top 5 percent of U.S. physicians
About MedStar Harbor Hospital
For more than a century, MedStar Harbor Hospital has grown alongside the communities it serves in Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. The hospital was first established in 1903 as a small community clinic servicing the waterfront community in Baltimore. More than 100 years later, the 179-bed hospital continues to offer the personal touch of a community hospital while incorporating the excellence of a high technology medical center. It has been the recipient of the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
With more than 400 physicians representing 30 medical and surgical specialties, and 1,400 employees, the hospital offers a full range of health care services for patients from infancy through the senior years. MedStar Harbor’s specialty areas include orthopaedics, women’s services, cancer care, diabetes care, fetal assessment, cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, and treatment of chronic lung conditions. The hospital’s continuum of care also includes wellness programs, outpatient services and inpatient treatment.
MedStar Harbor is part of MedStar Health, a not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with nine hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region. MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy emphasizes service, quality and safety, combining compassionate care and clinical excellence. More than a half-million patients trust their care to MedStar Health each year. medstarhealth.org
About MedStar Sports Medicine
MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Nationals, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).
About Best Doctors, Inc.
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors works with the best five percent of doctors, ranked by impartial peer review, to help people get the right diagnosis and right treatment. Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. The global health solutions company, which has grown to over 30 million members worldwide, uses state-of-the-art technology capabilities to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. Best Doctors seamlessly integrates its trusted health services with large self-insured employers, insurers and other groups in every major region of the world. The company also designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the right health solutions. For further information, visit www.bestdoctors.com.