NAPLES, Fla. (March 18, 2016) —Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has chosen Naples orthopaedic surgery specialist Dr. Robert Zehr for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year. Fewer than 35,000 physicians – less than 5% of the nation’s licensed physicians – have been selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors in their regions for their specialties. Dr. Zehr has earned this distinction every year since 2004.
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in printed guides and online directories. It is important to note that doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide or online directory.
About Dr. Zehr’s recognition Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s President and CEO Dr. John Connolly said, “Only a small percent of physicians are selected to be Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Our goal is to make it easier for an average person to find the right doctor for them in what can be an overwhelming process at a difficult time in a person’s life. Dr. Zehr was nominated by Board Certified peers and selected by our research team at Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Selection is an impressive accomplishment worthy of recognition. My congratulations to Dr. Zehr.”
The exhaustive process of naming a Castle Connolly Top Doctor begins with thousands of interviews. Because the Castle Connolly honors are determined by their peers, surveys are sent to physicians and healthcare professionals. In addition to mail and online surveys, the Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs, seeking to identify top specialists for most diseases and procedures.
Dr. Zehr performed the first same-day outpatient total hip replacement surgery in Southwest Florida, at the newly established Seaside Surgery Center, which he co-founded. He continues to provide innovative treatments for his patients, such as Alpha 2 Macroglobulin plasma therapy for knee osteoarthritis, available in Southwest Florida only at the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics.