The Arkansas Times has been publishing a Best Doctors issue every year since 1995. This makes the 17th such issue. But for the first time, the Times is confining itself to Pulaski County and is using two lists: One generated by Best Doctors®, a national survey, and our own online survey, in which doctors named the doctors they'd go to for a variety of ailments. The Best Doctors® list categorizes by medical specialties; the Times' list was created with the layman in mind, its categories being ailments, such as AIDS/HIV (which would include infectious disease specialists and oncologists), asthma (pulmonologists and allergy specialists) and kidney stones (nephrologists and urologists).
The Best Doctors® list includes 388 physicians, the Times 190; there is some overlap. That doesn't mean that the best doctors in Pulaski County number 578 (or fewer, given the overlap). The Times survey — we sent notice to vote online to a random sample of doctors — is strictly unscientific. Take the results with a couple of aspirin and call around for references when choosing a doctor.
Below: the Best Doctors® list. The Times list follows.
Forrest B. Miller
Allergy and immunology
P. Martin Fiser, Terry O. Harville, Stacie M. Jones, Eleanor A. Lipsmeyer, Amy M. Scurlock. Pediatric: D. Melissa Graham, Jim M. Ingram, Stacie M. Jones, Tamara T. Perry, Amy M. Scurlock.
Indranil Chakraborty, W. Brooks Gentry, Ahmed H. Ghaleb, Charles A. Napolitano, Robert L. Overacre, Carmelita S. Pablo, Michael L. Schmitz, Abid Ul Ghafoor, Danny L. Wilkerson. Pediatric: James Grady Crosland, Jayant K. Deshpande, Timothy W. Martin, Anna-Maria Onisei, Michael L. Schmitz, M. Saif Siddiqui, Abid Ul Ghafoor, J. Michael Vollers.
Joseph K. Bissett, J. Lynn Davis, James D. Marsh, David L. Rutlen, Eugene S. SmithIII, Barry F. Uretsky. Pediatric cardiology: Thomas H. Best, Renee Adams Bornemeier, Umesh Dyamenahalli, Brian K. Eble, Eudice E. Fontenot, Elizabeth A. Frazier, W. Robert Morrow, M. Michele Moss, Ritu Sachdeva, Paul Michael Seib.
Laura P. James.
Colon and rectal surgery
J. Ralph Broadwater Jr.
Critical care medicine
Paula Jean Anderson, John B. Cone, F. Charles Hiller, Muhammad Jaffar, Larry G. Johnson.
Randall Breau, Renie Edward Bressinck, J. Michael Carney, Scott M. Dinehart, Gunnar H. Gibson. Pediatric: Jay M. Kincannon.
Maria G. Portilla.
Endocrinology and metabolism
Donald L. Bodenner, Stavros C. Manolagas, Ganesh K. Nair, Debra Lynn Simmons, Robert S. Weinstein. Pediatric: John L. Fowlkes, Stephen Frank Kemp, Alba E. Morales.
Ralph Farris Joseph, Forrest B. Miller, David A. Nelsen Jr., Charles H. Rodgers, Steve L. Simpson, Steven W. Strode, Robert Stephen Tucker.
Helen B. Casteel, M. Bruce Johnson, D. Dean Kumpuris, Debra Jo Morrison, Gerald R. Silvoso, Douglas Smart. Pediatric: Juliana C. Frem, George J. Fuchs III, Troy E. Gibbons, Maryelle G. Vonlanthen.
William J. Carter, Pham H. Liem, David A. Lipschitz, Ann T. Riggs, T. Scott Simmons, A. Reed Thompson.
Geriatric medicine/hospice and palliative medicine
G. Thomas Frazier Jr., Michael M. Moore.
Robert W. Bradsher, John E. Dietrich, Rebecca J. Edge-Martin, Dwight A. Lindley, Thomas P. Monson, Michael Saccente. Pediatric: Nada S. Harik, Richard F. Jacobs, Jose R. Romero, J. Gary Wheeler.
Lee Curtis Abel, Robert T. Cheek, Amy J. Fitzgerald, Robert Howard Hopkins Jr. , Robert Charles Lavender, Sara Ghori Tariq, Anne R. Trussell, Sue A. Ulmer, Paul William Zelnick.
Kent David McKelvey Jr. , G. Bradley Schaefer.
Medical oncology and hematology
Bart Barlogie, Joseph M. Beck II, Peter D. Emanuel, Mariann Harrington, Laura Fulper Hutchins, AnneMarie Maddox, Isaam Makhoul, Lawrence Mendelsohn, Diane D. Wilder. Pediatric: David L. Becton, Amir R. Mian, Carolyn Suzanne Saccente, Robert L. Saylors III, Kimo C. Stine.
Sameh Abul-Ezz, Michelle W. Krause. Pediatric: Richard T. Blaszak, Eileen N. Ellis, Karen M. Redwine, Thomas G. Wells.
Steven L. Cathey, John Diaz Day, Ali F. Krisht, T. Glenn Pait. Pediatric: George T. (Tim) Burson.
Robert Leroy (Lee) Archer, Bradley S. Boop, Mary Louise Powell Corbitt, M. Betul Gundogdu, Naim I. Haddad, Sami I. Harik, Salah Keyrouz, W. Steven Metzer, Stacy A. Rudnicki, Bashir S. Shihabuddin. Pediatric: Bernadette M. Lange, Gregory B. Sharp, Rolla M. Shbarou.
James E. McDonald, Kathy Lynn Thomas, David W. Weiss.
Obstetrics and gynecology
Nancy R. Andrews Collins, Susan Barr, Alexander F. Burnett, Kay H. Chandler, Stephen M. Chatelain, Cindy A. Hubach, Karen Jean Kozlowski, Curtis L. Lowery Jr. , Everett F. Magann, Stephen Ray Marks, Heather Owens, Charles E. Phillips, Rosey Seguin-Calderone, Arkansas Women's Center, Michael Selby, Kenneth M. Taylor, Paul J. Wendel. Pediatric and adolescent gynecology:
Karen Jean Kozlowski.
Laurie D. Barber, J. David Bradford, Wade Brock, Carol W. Chappell, Richard A. Harper, James H. Landers, Rickey D. Medlock, Christopher T. Westfall.
C. Lowry Barnes, Wayne Bruffett, Johannes Michael Gruenwald, Kenneth A. Martin, David Gordon Newbern, Richard W. Nicholas Jr. , Richard A. Nix, Richard D. Peek, Ruth L. Thomas, John L. Vander Schilden. Pediatric: James Aronson, Dale Blasier, Richard E. McCarthy.
Jeffrey L. Barber, Joe B. Colclasure, John Roddey Edwards Dickins, John L. Dornhoffer, Barbara K. Morris, Brendan C. Stack, Jr. , Scott J. Stern, James Y. Suen, Emre Vural. Pediatric: Charles Michael Bower, Lisa M. Buckmiller.
Aubrey Hough, Jr. , Laura W. Lamps, Robert Lorsbach, Bruce Robert Smoller. Pediatric: Douglas P. Blackall.
Pediatric cardiac surgery
Pediatric clinical genetics
Stephen G. Kahler.
Pediatric critical care
Adnan Tariq Bhutta, Richard Thomas Fiser, Xiomara Garcia-Casal, Jerril W. Green, Mark J. Heulitt, M. Michele Moss, Parthak Prodhan, Ronald Sanders Jr., Stephen M. Schexnayder.
Pediatric developmental and behavioral problems
Patrick H. Casey, Eldon Gerald Schulz.
Pediatric emergency medicine
Rhonda M. Dick, Mary Huckabee, Laura P. James, Rebecca A. Schexnayder, Steven W. Shirm, Kendall Lane Stanford, Elizabeth Anne Storm, Tonya Marie Thompson.
Pediatric interventional radiology
Charles Albert James.
Pediatric medical genetics
Stephen G. Kahler, G. Bradley Schaefer.
Pediatric medical toxicology
Laura P. James.
Pediatric pain management
Michael L. Schmitz.
Pediatric sleep medicine
John Lee Carroll.
Pediatric specialist/ abused children
Jerry G. Jones.
Pediatric specialist/adolescent and young adult medicine
Elton R. Cleveland, Brian H. Hardin, Darrell Nesmith, Maria G. Portilla, Jennifer L. Woods.
Pediatric specialist/child and adolescent psychiatry
Juanita Lynn Taylor.
Pediatric specialist/ neonatal-perinatal medicine
Robert W. Arrington, Bryan L. Burke Jr., R. Whit Hall, Jeffrey R. Kaiser, Robert E. Lyle, Ashley S. Ross III, Joanne S. Szabo, Bonnie J. Taylor, Billy Ray Thomas, Donnal C. Walter.
Pediatric specialist/ pediatric metabolic diseases
Stephen G. Kahler.
Richard J. Jackson, Samuel D. Smith.
Mary E. Aitken, Ronald L. Baldwin, Shelly L. Baldwin, Lanessa D. Bass, Debra D. Becton, Carrie M. Brown, Bryan L. Burke Jr. , Vincent Calderon Jr. , Dale W. Dildy Jr. , Rosana Diokno, Joseph M. Elser, Charles Robert Feild, Diane Freeman, R. Wayne Herbert, Charlotte A. Hobbs, Anthony Dale Johnson, Susan A. Keathley, James S. Magee, Laura R. McLeane, Eduardo R. Ochoa, Jr. A. Larry Simmons.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation
Kevin J. Collins, Kevin M. Means. Pediatric: Vikki A. Stefans.
Thomas R. Moffett, Kris B. Shewmake, Gary E. Talbert, James C. Yuen.
James A. Clardy, Jeffrey L. Clothier Irving Kuo, Lawrence A. Labbate, Jeffrey M. Pyne, G. Richard Smith, John Spollen.
F. Charles Hiller. Pediatric: Martin L. Bauer, Ariel Berlinski, John Lee Carroll, Gulnur Com, Supriya K. Jambhekar, Robert H. Warren.
Michael L. Talbert.
Albert S. Alexander, Edgardo J. Chua Angtuaco, Teresita L. Angtuaco, Jodi M. Barboza, Benjamin Joseph Bartnicke, F. Keith Bell, William C. Culp, C. William Deaton, Steve A. Dunnagan, Eren Erdem, F. Fravel, Jerome J. Gehl, Charles Albert James, Aaron L. Janos, Philip J. Kenney, Don Kusenberger, Robert W. Laakman, W. Jean Matchett, John N. Meadors, George A. Norton, Christie B. Phelan, Rajesh Sethi, Hemendra R. Shah, Kathleen M. Sitarik, David E. Tamas, Shannon R. Turner. Pediatric: Charles Albert James.
James Howard Abraham III, Robert M. Brewer, Stephen DaCosta Holt Richard W. Houk, S. Michael Jones, Thomas M. Kovaleski Eleanor A. Lipsmeyer, Cummins Lue, Robert A. Ortmann, Laura B. Trigg. Pediatric: Jason A. Dare, Terry O. Harville, Paula K. Morris.
John Lee Carroll, George Davila, Gregory S. Krulin.
Gary W. Barone, Hugh F. Burnett, Chris M. Cate, John B. Cone, Jon D. Fuller, James E. Hagans III, John C. Jones, Ronald Robertson, Emilio Tirado, William Everett Tucker, Youmin Wu.
Ralph Broadwater Jr. , Ronda S. Henry-Tillman, John C. Jones, V. Suzanne Klimberg, Kent C. Westbrook.
Frank Michael Bauer III, Hugh F. Burnett, H. Gareth Tobler.
Gail Reede Jones, D. Keith Mooney. Pediatric: Stephen J. Canon.
Gary W. Barone, John F. Eidt, Mohammed M. Moursi.
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ARKANSAS TIMES BEST DOCTORS SURVEY
Jon Allen, Ryan Bariola, Joe Beck, Robert Bradsher, Nada Harik, Terry Jefferson, Jose Romero (pediatric), Michael Saccente (pediatric),
Keyur Vyas, Gary Wheeler (pediatric).
Scott Bowen, Dale Blasier (pediatric), David Gilliam, Michael Gruenwald, Michael Moore, Theresa Wyrick.
Jasen Chi, Jason Dare (pediatric), Richard Houk, Thomas Kovaleski, Eleanor Lipsmeyer, Paula Morris (pediatric), Laura Trigg, Rachel Wayne.
Paula Anderson, Jeremy Bufford (pediatric), Teri Jeffers, Lawrence G. Johnson, Stacie Jones (pediatric), Manish Joshi, Tamara Perry (pediatric), Lawrence Simmons (pediatric), Robert Warren (pediatric).
Lee Archer, Christopher Cifarelli, J.D. Day, F. Richard Jordan, Ali Krisht, Ali Raja, David Reding, Robert Saylors, Brad Thomas.
Katherine Baltz, Joseph Chacko, Carol Chappell, Richard Harper, Nicola Kim, Michael McFarland, Edward Moore Penick, David Rozas, Jan Scruggs, Michael Wiggins.
Dana Abraham, Jerri Fant, Rhonda Henry-Tillman, James Hagans, Laura Hutchins, Suzanne Klimberg, Issam Makhoul, Kent Westbrook.
Colon and rectal cancer
Ralph Broadwater, Charles Crocker, Rangaswamy Govindarajan, John Jones, Dean Kumpuris, Jonathan Laryea, Issam Makhoul, Jason Mizell, Lee Raley, Ron Robertson.
Coronary artery disease
Nelson Ancalmo (Pine Bluff), Joe Bissett, Thomas Conley, Lynn Davis,
Ibrahim Fahdi, David G. Jones, Andrew Kumpuris, James Marsh, Aytekin Ozdemir, David Rutlen, Scott Rypkema, Gareth Tobler, Charles Watkins.
Jeff Clothier, Brad Diner, Michael Hollomon (Springdale), Brian Hyatt, Larry Labbate, Erick Messias, Philip Mizell, Rick Smith, John Spollen, Linda Worley.
Katherine Baltz, Laurie Barber, Jay Brainard, Carol Chappell, Inci Dersu, Nicola Kim, David Rozas, Michael Wiggins.
Alexander Burnett, Pam Stone.
Jeanine Andersson, Thomas Frazier, Michael Moore, Richard Wirges, Theresa Wyrick-Glover, James Yuen.
Head and neck cancer
Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, Graves Hearnsberger, Mauricio Moreno, Brendan Stack, Scott Stern, James Suen, Emre Vural.
Inflammatory bowel disease
Farshad Aduli, Glenn Davis, Jonathan Dranoff, Juliana Frem, George Fuchs (pediatric), Whitfield Knapple, Dean Kumpuris, Jason Mizell, Arshad Malik, Thomas Meziere.
John Paul Brizzolara, Matthew Katz, Michelle Krause, Keith Mooney, Sudhir Shah.
Scott Bowen, Michael Gruenwald, Ken Martin, Larry Nguyen, Charles Pearce.
Joseph M. Beck, David Becton (pediatric), Brad Baltz, Peter Emanuel, Laura Hutchins, Amir Mian (pediatric), Suzanne Saccente.
Farshad Aduli, Frederick Bentley, Glenn Davis, Jonathan Dranoff, Dean Kumpuris, Arshad Malik, David P. McElreath, Youmin Wu.
Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, Brad Baltz, Thaddeus Bartter, Joseph Beck, Matthew Steliga.
Jason Dare (pediatric), Jasen Chi, Richard Houk, Thomas Kovaleski, Eleanor Lipsmeyer, Laura Trigg.
Brad Baltz, Joseph Beck, Peter Emanuel, Laura Hutchins, Amir Mian
Brian Badgwell, Daniel Davis, Stephen D'Addario, Scott Dinehart, Laura Hutchins, Kent Westbrook.
Brian Badgwell, Brad Baltz, Ralph Broadwater, Laura Hutchins, Issam Makhoul.
Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, Ken Gardner, Matthew Katz, Ron Kuhn, Malcolm Moore.
Barbara Honnebier (pediatric), Bob Moffet, Mauricio Moreno, Kris Shewmake, Emre Vural, James Yuen.
Columbus Brown, Jasen Chi, Thomas Kovaleski, Eleanor Lipsmeyer, Richard Houk, Paula Morris, Laura Trigg.
Tim Burson, John D. Day, Richard McCarthy (pediatric), T. Glenn Pait, Richard Peek, Ericka Petersen, Brad Thomas, Ted Saer, Scott Schlesinger.
Lee Archer, John Greenfield, Brett Ironside, Salah Keyrouz.
Donald Bodenner, Fred Faas, Richard Griffiths, Lawrence Kim, Debbie Simmons, Brendan Stack.