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It’s that time again!

Portland Monthly invites you to nominate your peers for our 14th annual guide to the Portland area’s Top Doctors, Physician Assistants, 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 virtually every specialty.

AND A SPECIAL NOTE: This year, our Top Nurses get their own feature! Our Top Doctors, PAs, and Complementary Medicine Providers will be announced via our January 2018 issue, as usual. Our Top Nurses will be announced—with expanded magazine coverage—in the July 2018 issue.

The Feature At a Glance

+ The final Top Doctors and PAs list will anchor our January 2018 issue’s health and medicine coverage, accessed by more than 317,000 readers.
+ The final Top Nurses list will be featured in our July 2018 issue.
+ Doctors, registered 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, PAs, and nurse practitioners from Portland hospitals, clinics, and private practices will review the final list of Top Doctors, PAs, and Nurses.
+ All participating doctors, PAs, and nurse practitioners can opt (through this survey) to be included in Portland Monthly’s online Regional Directory of Medical Professionals.


For Portland Monthly’s annual Top Doctors and Nurses list—2018 will be our 14th—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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