achievement. Many of the ads appear
in the Special Advertising Section that
begins on page 155.
Q. I have a great doctor. Why isn’t he
or she on the list?
A. We do not add doctors to the list
based on reader suggestions. The list
is based purely on the balloting by the
doctors. Our advice: If you are happy
with your personal docs, stay with
Q. Why are there so few doctors
from some areas of the state?
A. In some of the state’s southern
and western counties, there are fewer
than 200 licensed doctors. That makes
it hard to get a statistically significant
number of votes. To compensate, we
lower the thresholds in some of these
areas to allow more doctors onto the
Q. Don’t the same docs make the list
A. Yes and no. This year’s list includes
393 doctors who were not on the list
last year. Doctors who were on the list
last year are indicated with a red star.
Q. What if there is a disciplinary action against a doctor?
A. Any doctor who has been disciplined for a serious infraction by the
state medical examiner is excluded
from the list.
Q. How do doctors get on the cover?
A. The six individuals on this year’s
cover were chosen by the editorial
department from among doctors with
the most votes in their specialties.
As always, we have strived to reflect
the diversity of the state’s health care
ON CALL: Our cover docs
prepare for their photoshoot
at Morristown Medical Center.
From left: Dr. John Dalena, Dr.
Michael Bilof, Dr. Maithili Rao,
Dr. David P. Warshal, Dr. Cheryl
Fialkoff and Dr. Christopher
Shaari. How did they get on our
cover? Read the FAQ below.