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Area doctors rated highly

UCSD Medical Center has once again excelled in the “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey, which will appear in the October issue of San Diego Magazine.

Eighty UCSD physicians in 30 specialties were rated the best doctors in the region by their peers, which is more than any other health care system or medical group in San Diego County.

Seven of those on the list live in La Jolla and eight in the Del Mar/Carmel Valley area.

To receive a vote, a San Diego County Medical Society member is asked to vote for those board-certified doctors who practice in San Diego County to whom they would refer their patients and family members. The member is allowed to vote across specialties.

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Five of the UCSD physicians rated as the best in the region are in the departments of Psychiatry and Urology, which were recently ranked among the nation’s best in those specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, five other UCSD physicians were named as best doctors in more than one specialty.