How the Doctors Were Chosen
For our annual survey update, we sent more than 5,000 questionnaires to Connecticut doctors, asking them to recommend a doctor (other than themselves) to whom they would send a loved one for expert medical care. In this year’s survey, the focus was on eight specialties: anesthesiology, obstetrics & gynecology, oncology & hematology, otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), physical medicine, radiology, rheumatology and colorectal surgery.
The top vote-getters in those categories made the Top Docs listings, along with all those doctors in other specialties who finished at the top of our surveys from the years 2014-16. We’ve done our best to update all the doctors’ information along the way. Note: Doctors do not pay to make this list; only the doctors most frequently recommended by their peers are listed as Top Docs.
The result is 811 doctors in 31 specialties, in all the result of more than 15,000 questionnaires sent out over a four-year period. With such a wide array of specialties covered, this guide makes a very good place to begin your search for medical help.
As always, it needs to be said that every physician who makes the list is a good one, or at least a recommended one, but not every good physician in the state necessarily makes the list. Because of that, we suggest you use this list as a reference, not the final word. You must ultimately do your own due diligence and decide which doctor is right for you or your loved one.
Click on any category below to find the Top Docs in that specialty near you on our interactive map. You can filter the results to show doctors located within a specified distance from your zip code. The listings are not ranked, but Featured Profile listings (marked with a green star) within your search results will display first, followed by the main list (marked with a blue star).