Methodology: Marin Magazine conducted a 2017 survey that has resulted in this  Top Doctors list — top physicians practicing in San Francisco and Marin counties who received multiple independent recommendations from their peers. The list was rechecked again this year. The survey process started with a list of more than 3,600 licensed doctors across all specialties in both counties. All doctors on this list were both candidates and eligible voters in the peer-to-peer voting poll. Doctors were allowed to cast an unlimited number of votes across all specialties — they could vote for as many doctors as they wanted regardless of specific area of expertise — but they could only vote for the same doctor once.
Response rate was maximized by the following procedures: (a) a long field period of 12 weeks that was further extended to allow all doctors ample time to log in and vote for peers; (b) multiple channels of solicitations including both individual invitations and organizational outreach to maximize contact with all eligible voters; and (c) repeated invitations and reminders to doctors who did not respond to initial rounds of solicitations. At the close of the voting period, approximately 670 doctors with the highest vote counts were short-listed for the database. Each of these doctors received a statistically significant number of votes from peers based on established principles of sampling probabilities and power analysis. LinChiat Chang, Ph.D.
Brian W. Su
MT. TAM ORTHOPEDICS & SPINE CENTER AND MARIN ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE – two leading providers of orthopedic and spine care in Marin and the North Bay have merged. Together, we will continue to provide leading edge care through fellowship trained physicians and surgeons in sports medicine, shoulder, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, knee and hip joint replacement, fracture care, pain management, and spinal surgery. With two convenient locations in Larkspur and Novato, we will be offering seamless integration of clinical care, X-Ray, MRI, durable medical equipment, injection therapy, and physical therapy. Our mission continues to be focused on “excellence in motion”, which starts at exploring all conservative options before pursuing invasive procedures. If surgery is necessary, we use the most innovative, minimally invasive techniques available to get you back to your personal goals as quickly as possible.