Dr. Craig White of Davidson Family Medicine has reeled in a couple of local and national honors this summer in polls of his fellow docs. In July he landed on Charlotte Magazine’s Top Doctors List. And he’s also in the 2013 Best Doctors in America.
Dr. White is a north Mecklenburg native and Davidson College graduate, who has been a family physician in the Lake Norman area for more than two decades. Initially, he worked in big medicine, in practices that were part of the region’s two big hospital groups.
But a dozen years ago, he decided to go independent. “I decided I wanted to do things differently. I saw where the hospital model was headed,” he said in a March 2013 interview on DavidsonNews.net. While working in a large hospital-affiliated group, he said, “It just appeared in later years to be very volume-driven, productivity oriented.”
Charlotte Magazine’s list was the result of an online survey sent to 3,000 physicians in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union and Gaston counties. Dr. White was picked for the third time this year, in the Family Medicine category.
Six doctors from Huntersville also made Charlotte Magazine’s list this year: B. Vittal Shenoy (pathology), Barbara E. Meyer (family medicine), Kemery Gilbert (pathology), Peter Capizzi (plastic surgery), Thomas Batchelor (internal medicine) and Thomas Jenike (family practice).
Doctors were asked whom they would call if the they or a loved one were sick. The magazine said its survey is not tied to advertising and the results were secret until publication. Doctors were not allowed to vote for themselves.
BEST IN AMERICA, TOO
Meanwhile, a nationwide survey of 45,000 physicians across the U.S. produced the 2013 Best Doctors in America List. Dr. White was named to the list for the fourth time.
Best Doctors in America is assembled by Best Doctors Inc., which asks physicians: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?”
Doctors don’t pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input, Best Doctors said. The survey organizers said the list represents those doctors recognized by their peers as the top 3-5 percent of their respective specialties.
“It’s incredibly rewarding to know so many of my respected peers recognize me as an expert in the field of family medicine,” according to Dr. White, who is the only family physician named to the Best Doctors list from northern Mecklenburg/south Iredell County.
RELATED LINKS AND COVERAGE
March 8, 2013, DavidsonNews.net, “Davidson Family Medicine grows as an independent”
Charlotte Magazine, “Top Doctors List” for 2013
BestDoctors.com, official website of Best Doctors in Americaby