Newton-Wellesley Makes Boston Magazine's 'Top Doctors' List



NEWTON, Mass. (February, 2006)–Twenty-seven Newton-Wellelesly Hospital physicians were recently named in the February 2006 Boston Magazine "Top Doctors" list, which was based on a survey conducted by Best Doctors, a Boston company founded in 1989 by two Harvard Medical School-affiliated physicians.

Each year, Best Doctors polls the medical profession, asking “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, whom would you choose?” Only physicians identified by their peers in previous years as the “best doctors” receive the “Best Doctors in America” survey.

The following are the physicians affiliated with Newton-Wellesley who were included in this list:

Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, Gastroenterology; John L.Ohman Jr. MD, Allergy and Immunology; Mark Drapkin, MD, Michael Lew, MD and David Wyler, MD, Infectious Diseases; Henry M. Yager, MD, Nephrology; Ross Berkowitz, MD, Keith Isaacson, MD, Elaine Metcalf, MD, Ob/Gyn; Joel Bass, MD, Pediatrics; W. Barry Gault, MD, Psychiatry; Don Goldenberg, MD, Rheumatology; John P. Long, MD; Frank X. Pedlow, Jr. MD, Orthopaedic Surgery; and Brian Saltzman, MD, Urology.

The following are physicians affiliated with Newton-Wellesley who made the Boston Magazine list but aren’t accepting new patients:

Eugene Aron, MD, and Thomas Beatty, MD, Ob/Gyn; Esther Israel, MD, and Harland Winter, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterology; Joshua Boyce, MD, Pediatric Pulmonology; Jonathan Benjamin, MD, Shelly Bernstein, MD, and Maurice E. Keenan, MD, General Pediatrics; Michael S. Jellinek, MD, Psychiatry; Steven L. Miller, MD, Radiology; Daniel Patrick Doody, MD, and Daniel Patrick Ryan, MD, Surgery.

“All of our esteemed physicians make enormous contributions to Newton-Wellesley Hospital each and every day and continuously work hard, along with our nurses and staff, to ensure high quality care is given to every patient who walks through our doors,” said Michael Jellinek, MD, President of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. “It is always an honor to be recognized for clinical excellence.”

Rachel Kagno
Public Affairs & Marketing
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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