There are many “best doctors” lists out there, but not many are as reputable as the Top Doctors by Castle Connolly honor and the Top Doctors of Denver recognition from 5280 Magazine. Both have been releasing a list of the best doctors for over 30 years, and they have just announced their 2023 lists. They both include Dr. Cote, Dr. Culter, and Dr. Picerno.
Let’s take a look at what exactly the Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and 5280 honors are, how they choose healthcare providers to put on their lists, and a little more about our three providers who received these honors.
What is the Top Doctors 2023 Honor?
Castle Connolly puts out their top doctors of the year, and they’ve just released their 2023 honors. But what exactly is it? It’s a peer-nominated honor that is vetted by a team of physicians who thoroughly vet each healthcare provider who is nominated. These physicians represent only the top 7% of all the practicing physicians in the U.S. And physicians cannot pay to be on this list. When your physician is on this list, you know they are one of the best!
How Are Doctors Chosen for the Top Doctors 2023 By Castle Connolly?
The first step to becoming a Castle Connolly Top Doctor is through their nomination process. Every year, Castle Connolly surveys tens of thousands of practicing physicians across the US. Once a doctor is nominated, Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team screens each doctor to ensure they meet their standards.
The criteria include professional qualifications, education, hospital and faculty appointments, research, reputation, and disciplinary history. We also look at their interpersonal skills, including listening and communicating effectively, how they demonstrate empathy, and the trust and confidence their patients have in them.
What is the 5280 Top Doctors Recognition and How Is It Chosen?
For 30 years, 5280 Magazine, an award-winning monthly magazine focused on everything Denver, has asked doctors whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one, and from there, they created their Top Doctors in Denver Recognition.
Over the years, there have been doctors from every specialty all over Denver. But this year, they made a change. They teamed up with Castle Connelly to help them build an even longer list of the best doctors you can find in the Denver metro area. By being on this list, Dr. Cote, Dr. Picerno, and Dr. Cutler have shown that they are not only deeply appreciated by their patients, but by their peers as well.
About Dr. Christopher R. Cote
Dr. Cote is double board-certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery with training in ear, nose, throat, head, and neck surgery, as well as facial plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include medical and surgical treatment of nasal and sinus problems, treating snoring and sleep apnea, advanced reconstruction techniques of the face, head, and neck, and minimally-invasive treatments for the head, face, and neck. Dr. Cote has been on the Top Doctors by Castle Connolly list for the past five years and has been honored on the Top Doctors 2023 list as well. He’s also featured on the 5280 Magazine 2023 Top Doctors in Dever list.
About Dr. Nicolette A. Picerno
Dr. Picerno is a double board-certified facial plastic and head and neck cosmetic surgeon, as well as a practicing otolaryngologist. Her areas of expertise include medical and surgical treatment of childhood ear problems, treatment of adult and pediatric throat, voice, tonsil, and adenoid problems, and treatment of thyroid and submandibular glands. Dr. Picerno has been on the Top Doctors by Castle Connolly list for the past 20 years and is once again being honored this year on the Top Doctors 2023 list. She is featured on the 5280 Magazine Top Doctors in Dever list as well.
About Dr. Jeffery L.Cutler
Dr. Culter is a board-certified in otolaryngology with training in head and neck surgery. He also completed a rhinology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Tulane University Medical Center and helped develop an anterior skull base team at Walter Reed Medical Center. Dr. Cutler is dedicated to helping patients of all ages with a variety of ear, nose, and throat disorders and is passionate about customizing treatment to meet the needs of each of his patients. He has been on the Top Doctors by Castle Connolly list for the past 10 years and is once again on the list in 2023 as well. He is also on 5280 Magazine’s 2023 list of Top Doctors in Denver.
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Want to experience the expertise that put Dr. Cote, Dr. Cutler, and Dr. Picerno on the Top Doctors 2023 by Castle Connolly list and got them featured on the 5280 Magazine Top Doctors in Denver list? Schedule a consultation with them today! Call one of our Colorado offices at 720-897-7160 or use our online contact form.