70 Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group Physicians Awarded 'Top Doctors' Honor

Virginia Magazine Releases Annual List of Peer-Selected 'Top Doctors'

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States announced today that 70 Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians were named among the region's "Top Doctors" in Northern Virginia Magazine's February 2011 edition.

"Having 70 physicians recognized as 'Top Doctors' in the Northern Virginia area is a testament to the fact that Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians are superior experts in their fields of practice and provide outstanding patient care," noted Bernadette Loftus, MD, The Permanente Medical Group Associate Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic States. "It's an honor for the individual physicians and for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group to receive the recognition that this peer-selected list of 'Top Doctors' carries."

The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians named "Top Doctors" represent a broad range of specialties. To view a list of the doctors recognized, click here http://xnet.kp.org/newscenter/pressreleases/mas/2011/downloads/020411novatopdocs.pdf

The annual list is compiled based on peer and panel recommendations. Panels consist of physicians affiliated with medical centers around the region, including the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Group, according to Northern Virginia Magazine. Panels nominate doctors based on internal evaluations, patient reviews, and overall quality of care.

About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for almost 500,000 members through 30 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprised of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features approximately 900 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area.  Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is considered one of Maryland's "Top HMOs," according to the Maryland Health Care Commission.  The Health Plan was ranked in the nation's 100 top commercial health plans and 20 top Medicare health plans – and the #1 Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. – by "NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-2011 Private."  For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit www.kp.org.

SOURCE Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States

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