Our own physician, Theresa Brown D.O., was named a Super Doctor® Rising Star 2017 by Texas Monthly magazine for internal medicine specialty. Texas Monthly and MSP Communications released this list of Texas Rising Stars, stating that they are “exceptional physicians who have earned the confidence and high regard of their peers.” The doctors were selected by their peers and verified by the MSP Communications after an extensive independent research process.
The Rising Stars edition looks to the future of medicine by recognizing outstanding physicians who have been fully licensed to practice medicine in their respective specialty for approximately 10 years or less. These doctors have made noteworthy achievements early in their careers and are rising through the ranks of their field.
Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. As a part of this evaluation, physicians are asked to consider the following question: ‘‘If you needed medical care in one of the following practice areas, which doctor would you choose?’’ Only doctors who acquired the highest total points from the surveys, research and blue-ribbon panel review were selected to the Texas Rising Stars list.
Since 2005, MSP Communications has published Super Doctors lists across the country. The “Rising Stars” distinction is in its sixth year, specifically recognizing younger physicians, for Texas Super Doctors, which publishes its main list in December. While approximately 5 percent of the physicians within the respective state or region are named to Super Doctors, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
This is Dr. Brown’s second Texas Rising Star recognition. She was also named a Super Doctor® Rising Star 2016 by Texas Monthly magazine.
Honorees are also found online at www.superdoctors.com, where selected doctors can be searched by name, medical specialty, and location.