OHSU physicians, nurses tops in Portland Monthly’s Top Docs & Nurses

January 11, 2013

2013 Portand MonthlyMore than one hundred – 112 to be exact – OHSU physicians and nurse practitioners are featured in the 2013 Top Doctors & Nurses guide from Portland Monthly magazine. That's more than any other Portland hospital or health system for four years in a row! The annual issue is on newsstands.

This year, for the first time ever, nurse practitioners were included in the guide. A preview list of all OHSU clinicians featured in Top Docs & Nurses, including Faculty Practice Plan members and those with appointments in the Portland VA Medical Center, is available here. The magazine's online list of over 400 Portland-area providers in 73 specialties is available here.

"We know high quality care is best delivered in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, and we are pleased that the magazine chose to recognize physicians and nurse practitioners this year," said Tom Heckler, senior associate dean for the clinical practice and chief executive officer for the FPP.

According to the magazine, 1,100 physicians and nurses responded to the survey this year, which invited each person to nominate up to three colleagues in each specialty. Then, the list was narrowed to the top 5 percent of vote recipients in each field. An anonymous, independent panel of doctors and nurse practitioners reviewed each of the finalists, and discussed education, patient satisfaction surveys, communication skills, and other evidence-based criteria before the list was published.

In the print version of the guide, quotes from peers of certain nominees were featured, including this note about Gregory Blaschke, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics:

"Dr. Greg Blaschke is not only a great pediatrician but a strong advocate for children's health issues."

Of note, 184 of the physicians and NPs listed (that's nearly half!) have an alumni connection to either the School of Medicine or School of Nursing. This includes M.D. program, GME and nursing graduates (and overlaps with the total currently employed at OHSU).