We asked doctors, “Whom would you send your younger family
members to if faced with a medical problem?” More than 13,000
votes were cast, and the results — 66 pediatricians, all in the 415
area code — are listed on the next page. To search by specialty
online, visit marinmagazine.com/415topdoctors.
Methodology: Marin Magazine conducted a 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 survey process started with a list of more than 4,000 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 their peers; (b)
multiple channels of solicitations including both individual invitations and organizational outreach to maximize contact with all eligible voters; (c) repeated invitations and reminders to doctors
who did not respond to initial rounds of solicitations. At the close of the voting period, approximately 600 doctors with the highest vote counts were short-listed for the database. Each one of these
doctors received a statistically significant number of votes from their peers based on established principles of sampling probabilities and power analysis. LinChiat Chang, Ph.D.