Health Team

200 UNC doctors listed among the state’s best

Posted July 23, 2008 10:32 a.m. EDT

Two hundred UNC Health Care physicians have been named among the state’s best doctors on, the Web site of "Business North Carolina" magazine.

The magazine pulled North Carolina’s 2008-2009 list from a comprehensive, nationwide database compiled by Boston-based Best Doctors Inc.

The Best Doctors database contains the names and professional affiliations of approximately 40,000 doctors in the United States, all chosen through an exhaustive peer-review survey that asks: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?”

According to "Business North Carolina," the state’s list is close to 50 percent longer this year than in the past, due to the record number of responses.

There are 1,300 doctors listed, which is less than 5 percent of North Carolina's 29,000 licensed physicians.