Patients First Health Care announces that 23 physicians have been named to the Best Doctors in America List for 2011-12.

Only 5 percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor.

The list, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc., results from polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in over 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s list.

In a confidential review, current physician listees answer the question: “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer?” Best Doctors, Inc. evaluates the review results, and verifies all additional information to meet detailed inclusion criteria.

Best Doctors has earned a worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input.

The list is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession.

The experts who are part of the Best Doctors in America database provide the most advanced medical expertise and knowledge to patients with serious conditions – often saving lives in the process by finding the right diagnosis and right treatment.

Patients First Health Care’s group of experts listed in the database includes specialists in cardiology, urgent care, family medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery and internal medicine.

The Patients First Health Care physicians that made the list are: Dr. Michael A. Beardslee, Dr. John M. Mohart, Dr. Michael L. Wood, Dr. Kelly J. Bain, Dr. Kim D. Colter, Dr. David P. Guss, Dr. Craig S. Holzem;

Dr. Keith M. Ratcliff, Dr. James D. Turner, Dr. Kristin Weidle, Dr. James D. Cassat, Dr. James D. Jansen, Dr. David E. Chalk, Dr. Thomas D. Matthews, Dr. Nestor M. Shust, Dr. Daniel J. Bauer, Dr. Kenneth R. Brightfield, Dr. J. Dennis Saffa, Dr. M. Jay Walden, Dr. Brian A. Seeck, Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Dr. James R. Grimes, and Dr. Timothy P. Long.