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It’s that time again!

Portland Monthly invites you to nominate the best medical professionals in the region for our 13th annual Top Doctors + Nurses issue. This year, for the first time ever, physician assistants are eligible for nomination alongside doctors and nurse practitioners.

We’re soliciting peer nominations from every licensed doctor, registered nurse, and physician assistant in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties—over 20,000 professionals from every specialty.

We need your votes by SEPTEMBER 30!


+ The final Top Doctors + Nurses list will anchor our January health and medicine cover article, accessed by more than 317,000 readers.
+ Doctors, nurses and physician assistants are eligible to vote.
+ Our robust online survey system minimizes ballot stuffing and voting errors.
+ All votes are confidential.
+ An independent panel of doctors and nurse practitioners from Portland’s hospitals, clinics, and private practices will review the final list of Top Doctors + Nurses.
+ All doctors and nurse practitioners have the opportunity to be included in Portland Monthly’s online Regional Directory of Medical Professionals.


For Portland Monthly’s annual Top Doctors and Nurses list—2017 will be our 13th—we invite every licensed doctor, physician assistant, and registered nurse in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties to select as many medical specialties as they wish, and nominate up to three peers within that specialty.

Participants log in using their medical license number to vote, which we obtained from the respective licensing boards. The published list will include MDs, DOs, PAs, and Nurse Practitioners—however, Registered Nurses and Clinical Nurse Specialists are also eligible to vote.

After all the nominations are tallied, Portland Monthly narrows the list to the top 5 percent of vote getters in each field. Finally, our anonymous, independent panel of doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners reviews and discusses each of the finalists individually, weighing their education, patient satisfaction surveys, communication skills, and other evidence- based criteria. 

In addition to establishing eligibility for consideration in our final Top Doctors + Nurses list, every doctor, PA, or nurse practitioner who fills out the survey’s first section—our simple “My Practice at a Glance” form—will be included in Portland Monthly’s searchable online Regional Directory of Medical Professionals.

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