Riverview Medical Center Physicians Make New Jersey Monthly's List Of "Top Doctors"

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Riverview Medical Center Physicians Make New Jersey Monthly's List Of "Top Doctors"

Several members of the Riverview Medical Center medical staff were recently named to New Jersey Monthly Magazine's "Top Doctors" list for 2008. This year, the following physicians were recognized for outstanding care by their peers: Ellen Sher, M.D., allergy and immunology; Scott Metzger, M.D., pain management and anesthesia; Kenneth Grossman, M.D., dermatology; Raymond Flis, M.D., nephrology; Miguel Damien, M.D., reproductive endocrinology; Thomas S. Vates, III, M.D., pediatric urology and Noah R. Gilson, M.D., neurology.

"The physicians honored represent seven different specialty areas of care," explains Timothy J. Hogan, FACHE, president of Riverview Medical Center. "This is a testament to the level of care offered throughout our comprehensive medical center. I applaud the dedication and commitment of these physicians, as well as our entire medical staff, as they continually strive to provide the highest quality of care and an outstanding patient experience to our community."

The list is based on a survey conducted at Monmouth University in West Long Branch which invited a total of 20,254 New Jersey-based doctors recommendations for this year's list. The final list represents Top Doctors in 57 medical categories, including many pediatric and surgical subspecialties. In most categories, a minimum of 14 votes was required to be listed, up from last year's 10-vote minimum because of the increase in eligible ballots received. The threshold was lower in some subspecialties with fewer practitioners.

Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a non-profit community hospital located in Red Bank, New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including maternity; oncology; orthopedics and rehabilitation; general, neuro, thoracic and vascular surgery; cardiology; renal dialysis; diabetes management; and emergency and critical care services. Riverview's Booker Cancer Center is an affiliate of the renowned Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, and Riverview is home to the only fully accredited acute comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation center in Monmouth County. In addition, its Women Center and Childbirth Center specialize in the full spectrum of needs for the body, mind and spirit. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com.