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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L.A. Decides Not to Close a COVID Testing Site for the Filming of Addison Rae’s First Movie

Mayor Garcetti reversed Curative's decision to cancel appointments at Union Station's testing site on Tuesday
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California’s First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine Will Arrive in December

Over 300,000 doses will arrive in around two weeks
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As the Pandemic Takes Its Toll, California Launches New Small Business Relief Programs

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a package that includes tax deferrals, credits, grants, and more
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Here’s What L.A.’s ‘Targeted Stay-at-Home Order’ Really Means

Don't worry. You can still shop, get a manicure, or take a hike
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Protesters Opposed to New COVID Safety Measures Gather Outside L.A. Public Health Director’s House

As case counts and hospitalizations skyrocket, a mostly maskless group of demonstrators decried health measures outside Barbara Ferrer's home

The Pandemic Is Making L.A.’s Recycling Problem Much, Much Worse

COVID-related home deliveries are adding mountains of waste to L.A.’s already-stressed recycling infrastructure
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Billionaire Larry Ellison Is Attempting to Manage COVID-19 on the Hawaiian Island He Owns

The Oracle founder owns 98 percent of the 140-square-mile island of Lanai, where residents are dealing with a wave of virus infections
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Outdoor Dining at Restaurants in L.A. County Suspended Starting on Wednesday

As COVID infections skyrocket, county public health officials have announced restaurants, bars, wineries, and breweries have to temporarily stop offering on-premises service
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‘Limited Stay-at-Home’ Order and Curfew to Go into Place on Saturday

Tighter restrictions will apply to 41 of 58 California's counties through December 21
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Governor Gavin Newsom Still Taking Heat for Attending a Napa Valley Birthday Party

A sincere mea culpa hasn't kept critics crying hypocrisy at bay

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