LA Magazine 2020 Top Doctors

HOW THE LIST CAME TOGETHER

With great sprawl comes, among other things, a great deal of choice: You happen to live in a region loaded with cutting-edge medical institutions and highly skilled doctors. But finding those doctors in the sea of options can involve a lot of trial and error.

This list of L.A.’s top doctors should help. This is the first time Los Angeles magazine has undertaken such a project, but it’s a staple for city magazines around the country. Given the enormity of the task, we, like most of the other publications, relied on a firm that specializes in the process—in this case Professional Research Services of Troy, Michigan—to conduct a peer-to-peer survey, asking practicing physicians throughout Los Angeles County to identify the doctors they consider to be at the top of their game.

The process isn’t scientific, but it is logical: The idea is to tap into the wisdom of professionals who know medicine and know the people working within it. The names of those who received the most nominations were crosschecked with the California Medical Board’s license profile database and the Department of Consumer A airs to look for any major complaints or infractions, and their individual practices were contacted as well. Not every nominee wound up making it onto the final list, which begins on the next page. You don’t have to be a patient right now to benefit from the survey, but you do need patience: It’s a big list mixed with some fascinating reads that capture moments from the medical frontier—which happens to be right here in L.A.

Top Docs

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3 in 10 People in L.A. County Still Don’t Wear Masks Around Non-Household Members, Study Finds

Still, those stats indicate we're being more cautious than the country as a whole
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L.A. County Residents 65 and Older Can Now Sign Up to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

As eligibility expands, supply remains smaller than demand
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How Did the Vaccine Rollout Become Such a Wreck?

From federal failures to local blunders, a look at where things stand, what went wrong, and why change may be a ways off
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Officials Pause Distribution of a Vaccine Batch Linked to a Cluster of Possible Allergic Reactions

A single batch of Moderna’s COVID vaccine is being held back after six people in San Diego experienced allergic reactions
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L.A. County Temporarily Lifts Limit on Cremations Because So Many People Are Dying

As COVID-19 causes the county's death rate to double, the body that oversees the region's air quality had to make concessions for crematoriums
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Some L.A. Ralphs Stores Briefly Administered Vaccines to People Who Aren’t Yet Eligible

For a short period this week, local pharmacy locations gave out shots to people who were not healthcare workers
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Here’s What You Need to Know About When and How to Get a COVID Vaccination in L.A.

A quick primer on who's eligible, how to make an appointment, and more
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‘Freedom Rally’ Organizer Promises More Anti-Mask Stampedes in L.A.

The maskless MAGA hordes that have stormed local grocery stores and malls aren't done with their anti-science campaign
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L.A.’s Largest COVID Testing Site Will Now Become its Largest Vaccination Center

The switch could triple number of vaccines administered each day, officials claim
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Local Officials Are Worried About NYE Partiers Coming Back from Mexico

Despite a deadly surge in virus cases, a travel advisory and mandatory quarantine period are operating on the honor system

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