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A second opinion 

This year, we publish two surveys to name the best doctors in Pulaski County.

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The Arkansas Times has been publishing a Best Doctors issue every year since 1995. This makes the 17th such issue. But for the first time, the Times is confining itself to Pulaski County and is using two lists: One generated by Best Doctors®, a national survey, and our own online survey, in which doctors named the doctors they'd go to for a variety of ailments. The Best Doctors® list categorizes by medical specialties; the Times' list was created with the layman in mind, its categories being ailments, such as AIDS/HIV (which would include infectious disease specialists and oncologists), asthma (pulmonologists and allergy specialists) and kidney stones (nephrologists and urologists).

The Best Doctors® list includes 388 physicians, the Times 190; there is some overlap. That doesn't mean that the best doctors in Pulaski County number 578 (or fewer, given the overlap). The Times survey — we sent notice to vote online to a random sample of doctors — is strictly unscientific. Take the results with a couple of aspirin and call around for references when choosing a doctor.

Below: the Best Doctors® list. The Times list follows.

Addiction medicine

Forrest B. Miller

Allergy and immunology

P. Martin Fiser, Terry O. Harville, Stacie M. Jones, Eleanor A. Lipsmeyer, Amy M. Scurlock. Pediatric: D. Melissa Graham, Jim M. Ingram, Stacie M. Jones, Tamara T. Perry, Amy M. Scurlock.

Anesthesiology

Indranil Chakraborty, W. Brooks Gentry, Ahmed H. Ghaleb, Charles A. Napolitano, Robert L. Overacre, Carmelita S. Pablo, Michael L. Schmitz, Abid Ul Ghafoor, Danny L. Wilkerson. Pediatric: James Grady Crosland, Jayant K. Deshpande, Timothy W. Martin, Anna-Maria Onisei, Michael L. Schmitz, M. Saif Siddiqui, Abid Ul Ghafoor, J. Michael Vollers.

Cardiovascular disease

Joseph K. Bissett, J. Lynn Davis, James D. Marsh, David L. Rutlen, Eugene S. SmithIII, Barry F. Uretsky. Pediatric cardiology: Thomas H. Best, Renee Adams Bornemeier, Umesh Dyamenahalli, Brian K. Eble, Eudice E. Fontenot, Elizabeth A. Frazier, W. Robert Morrow, M. Michele Moss, Ritu Sachdeva, Paul Michael Seib.

Clinical pharmacology

Laura P. James.

Colon and rectal surgery

J. Ralph Broadwater Jr.

Critical care medicine

Paula Jean Anderson, John B. Cone, F. Charles Hiller, Muhammad Jaffar, Larry G. Johnson.

Dermatology

Randall Breau, Renie Edward Bressinck, J. Michael Carney, Scott M. Dinehart, Gunnar H. Gibson. Pediatric: Jay M. Kincannon.

Eating disorders

Maria G. Portilla.

Endocrinology and metabolism

Donald L. Bodenner, Stavros C. Manolagas, Ganesh K. Nair, Debra Lynn Simmons, Robert S. Weinstein. Pediatric: John L. Fowlkes, Stephen Frank Kemp, Alba E. Morales.

Family medicine

Ralph Farris Joseph, Forrest B. Miller, David A. Nelsen Jr., Charles H. Rodgers, Steve L. Simpson, Steven W. Strode, Robert Stephen Tucker.

Gastroenterology

Helen B. Casteel, M. Bruce Johnson, D. Dean Kumpuris, Debra Jo Morrison, Gerald R. Silvoso, Douglas Smart. Pediatric: Juliana C. Frem, George J. Fuchs III, Troy E. Gibbons, Maryelle G. Vonlanthen.

Geriatric medicine

William J. Carter, Pham H. Liem, David A. Lipschitz, Ann T. Riggs, T. Scott Simmons, A. Reed Thompson.

Geriatric medicine/hospice and palliative medicine

Reed Thompson.

Hand surgery

G. Thomas Frazier Jr., Michael M. Moore.

Infectious disease

Robert W. Bradsher, John E. Dietrich, Rebecca J. Edge-Martin, Dwight A. Lindley, Thomas P. Monson, Michael Saccente. Pediatric: Nada S. Harik, Richard F. Jacobs, Jose R. Romero, J. Gary Wheeler.

Internal medicine

Lee Curtis Abel, Robert T. Cheek, Amy J. Fitzgerald, Robert Howard Hopkins Jr. , Robert Charles Lavender, Sara Ghori Tariq, Anne R. Trussell, Sue A. Ulmer, Paul William Zelnick.

Medical genetics

Kent David McKelvey Jr. , G. Bradley Schaefer.

Medical oncology and hematology

Bart Barlogie, Joseph M. Beck II, Peter D. Emanuel, Mariann Harrington, Laura Fulper Hutchins, AnneMarie Maddox, Isaam Makhoul, Lawrence Mendelsohn, Diane D. Wilder. Pediatric: David L. Becton, Amir R. Mian, Carolyn Suzanne Saccente, Robert L. Saylors III, Kimo C. Stine.

Nephrology

Sameh Abul-Ezz, Michelle W. Krause. Pediatric: Richard T. Blaszak, Eileen N. Ellis, Karen M. Redwine, Thomas G. Wells.

Neurological surgery

Steven L. Cathey, John Diaz Day, Ali F. Krisht, T. Glenn Pait. Pediatric: George T. (Tim) Burson.

Neurology

Robert Leroy (Lee) Archer, Bradley S. Boop, Mary Louise Powell Corbitt, M. Betul Gundogdu, Naim I. Haddad, Sami I. Harik, Salah Keyrouz, W. Steven Metzer, Stacy A. Rudnicki, Bashir S. Shihabuddin. Pediatric: Bernadette M. Lange, Gregory B. Sharp, Rolla M. Shbarou.

Nuclear medicine

James E. McDonald, Kathy Lynn Thomas, David W. Weiss.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Nancy R. Andrews Collins, Susan Barr, Alexander F. Burnett, Kay H. Chandler, Stephen M. Chatelain, Cindy A. Hubach, Karen Jean Kozlowski, Curtis L. Lowery Jr. , Everett F. Magann, Stephen Ray Marks, Heather Owens, Charles E. Phillips, Rosey Seguin-Calderone, Arkansas Women's Center, Michael Selby, Kenneth M. Taylor, Paul J. Wendel. Pediatric and adolescent gynecology:

Karen Jean Kozlowski.

Ophthalmology

Laurie D. Barber, J. David Bradford, Wade Brock, Carol W. Chappell, Richard A. Harper, James H. Landers, Rickey D. Medlock, Christopher T. Westfall.

Orthopedic surgery

C. Lowry Barnes, Wayne Bruffett, Johannes Michael Gruenwald, Kenneth A. Martin, David Gordon Newbern, Richard W. Nicholas Jr. , Richard A. Nix, Richard D. Peek, Ruth L. Thomas, John L. Vander Schilden. Pediatric: James Aronson, Dale Blasier, Richard E. McCarthy.

Otolaryngology

Jeffrey L. Barber, Joe B. Colclasure, John Roddey Edwards Dickins, John L. Dornhoffer, Barbara K. Morris, Brendan C. Stack, Jr. , Scott J. Stern, James Y. Suen, Emre Vural. Pediatric: Charles Michael Bower, Lisa M. Buckmiller.

Pathology

Aubrey Hough, Jr. , Laura W. Lamps, Robert Lorsbach, Bruce Robert Smoller. Pediatric: Douglas P. Blackall.

Pediatric cardiac surgery

Michiaki Imamura.

Pediatric clinical genetics

Stephen G. Kahler.

Pediatric critical care

Adnan Tariq Bhutta, Richard Thomas Fiser, Xiomara Garcia-Casal, Jerril W. Green, Mark J. Heulitt, M. Michele Moss, Parthak Prodhan, Ronald Sanders Jr., Stephen M. Schexnayder.

Pediatric developmental and behavioral problems

Patrick H. Casey, Eldon Gerald Schulz.

Pediatric emergency medicine

Rhonda M. Dick, Mary Huckabee, Laura P. James, Rebecca A. Schexnayder, Steven W. Shirm, Kendall Lane Stanford, Elizabeth Anne Storm, Tonya Marie Thompson.

Pediatric interventional radiology

Charles Albert James.

Pediatric medical genetics

Stephen G. Kahler, G. Bradley Schaefer.

Pediatric medical toxicology

Laura P. James.

Pediatric pain management

Michael L. Schmitz.

Pediatric sleep medicine

John Lee Carroll.

Pediatric specialist/ abused children

Jerry G. Jones.

Pediatric specialist/adolescent and young adult medicine

Elton R. Cleveland, Brian H. Hardin, Darrell Nesmith, Maria G. Portilla, Jennifer L. Woods.

Pediatric specialist/child and adolescent psychiatry

Juanita Lynn Taylor.

Pediatric specialist/ neonatal-perinatal medicine

Robert W. Arrington, Bryan L. Burke Jr., R. Whit Hall, Jeffrey R. Kaiser, Robert E. Lyle, Ashley S. Ross III, Joanne S. Szabo, Bonnie J. Taylor, Billy Ray Thomas, Donnal C. Walter.

Pediatric specialist/ pediatric metabolic diseases

Stephen G. Kahler.

Pediatric surgery

Richard J. Jackson, Samuel D. Smith.

Pediatrics/general

Mary E. Aitken, Ronald L. Baldwin, Shelly L. Baldwin, Lanessa D. Bass, Debra D. Becton, Carrie M. Brown, Bryan L. Burke Jr. , Vincent Calderon Jr. , Dale W. Dildy Jr. , Rosana Diokno, Joseph M. Elser, Charles Robert Feild, Diane Freeman, R. Wayne Herbert, Charlotte A. Hobbs, Anthony Dale Johnson, Susan A. Keathley, James S. Magee, Laura R. McLeane, Eduardo R. Ochoa, Jr. A. Larry Simmons.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Kevin J. Collins, Kevin M. Means. Pediatric: Vikki A. Stefans.

Plastic Surgery

Thomas R. Moffett, Kris B. Shewmake, Gary E. Talbert, James C. Yuen.

Psychiatry

James A. Clardy, Jeffrey L. Clothier Irving Kuo, Lawrence A. Labbate, Jeffrey M. Pyne, G. Richard Smith, John Spollen.

Pulmonary medicine

F. Charles Hiller. Pediatric: Martin L. Bauer, Ariel Berlinski, John Lee Carroll, Gulnur Com, Supriya K. Jambhekar, Robert H. Warren.

Radiation oncology

Michael L. Talbert.

Radiology

Albert S. Alexander, Edgardo J. Chua Angtuaco, Teresita L. Angtuaco, Jodi M. Barboza, Benjamin Joseph Bartnicke, F. Keith Bell, William C. Culp, C. William Deaton, Steve A. Dunnagan, Eren Erdem, F. Fravel, Jerome J. Gehl, Charles Albert James, Aaron L. Janos, Philip J. Kenney, Don Kusenberger, Robert W. Laakman, W. Jean Matchett, John N. Meadors, George A. Norton, Christie B. Phelan, Rajesh Sethi, Hemendra R. Shah, Kathleen M. Sitarik, David E. Tamas, Shannon R. Turner. Pediatric: Charles Albert James.

Rheumatology

James Howard Abraham III, Robert M. Brewer, Stephen DaCosta Holt Richard W. Houk, S. Michael Jones, Thomas M. Kovaleski Eleanor A. Lipsmeyer, Cummins Lue, Robert A. Ortmann, Laura B. Trigg. Pediatric: Jason A. Dare, Terry O. Harville, Paula K. Morris.

Sleep medicine

John Lee Carroll, George Davila, Gregory S. Krulin.

Surgery

Gary W. Barone, Hugh F. Burnett, Chris M. Cate, John B. Cone, Jon D. Fuller, James E. Hagans III, John C. Jones, Ronald Robertson, Emilio Tirado, William Everett Tucker, Youmin Wu.

Surgical oncology

Ralph Broadwater Jr. , Ronda S. Henry-Tillman, John C. Jones, V. Suzanne Klimberg, Kent C. Westbrook.

Thoracic surgery

Frank Michael Bauer III, Hugh F. Burnett, H. Gareth Tobler.

Urology

Gail Reede Jones, D. Keith Mooney. Pediatric: Stephen J. Canon.

Vascular surgery

Gary W. Barone, John F. Eidt, Mohammed M. Moursi.

This list was excerpted from The Best Doctors in America® 2011-2012 database, which includes over 45,000 doctors in more than 40 medical specialties. The Best Doctors in America® database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors Inc. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com, or contact Best Doctors by telephone at 800-675-1199 or by e-mail at research@bestdoctors.com. Please note that lists of doctors are not available on the Best Doctors web site.

Best Doctors Inc. has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list, but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.

Copyright 2012, Best Doctors Inc. Used under license, all rights reserved. This list, or any parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without written permission from Best Doctors, Inc. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without the permission of Best Doctors, Inc. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.

"Best Doctors," "The Best Doctors in America" and the Best Doctors star-in-cross logo are registered trademarks of Best Doctors Inc. in the U.S. and other countries, and are used under license.

ARKANSAS TIMES BEST DOCTORS SURVEY

AIDS/HIV

Jon Allen, Ryan Bariola, Joe Beck, Robert Bradsher, Nada Harik, Terry Jefferson, Jose Romero (pediatric), Michael Saccente (pediatric),

Keyur Vyas, Gary Wheeler (pediatric).

Arm injury

Scott Bowen, Dale Blasier (pediatric), David Gilliam, Michael Gruenwald, Michael Moore, Theresa Wyrick.

Arthritis

Jasen Chi, Jason Dare (pediatric), Richard Houk, Thomas Kovaleski, Eleanor Lipsmeyer, Paula Morris (pediatric), Laura Trigg, Rachel Wayne.

Asthma

Paula Anderson, Jeremy Bufford (pediatric), Teri Jeffers, Lawrence G. Johnson, Stacie Jones (pediatric), Manish Joshi, Tamara Perry (pediatric), Lawrence Simmons (pediatric), Robert Warren (pediatric).

Brain tumor

Lee Archer, Christopher Cifarelli, J.D. Day, F. Richard Jordan, Ali Krisht, Ali Raja, David Reding, Robert Saylors, Brad Thomas.

Cataract surgery

Katherine Baltz, Joseph Chacko, Carol Chappell, Richard Harper, Nicola Kim, Michael McFarland, Edward Moore Penick, David Rozas, Jan Scruggs, Michael Wiggins.

Breast cancer

Dana Abraham, Jerri Fant, Rhonda Henry-Tillman, James Hagans, Laura Hutchins, Suzanne Klimberg, Issam Makhoul, Kent Westbrook.

Colon and rectal cancer

Ralph Broadwater, Charles Crocker, Rangaswamy Govindarajan, John Jones, Dean Kumpuris, Jonathan Laryea, Issam Makhoul, Jason Mizell, Lee Raley, Ron Robertson.

Coronary artery disease

Nelson Ancalmo (Pine Bluff), Joe Bissett, Thomas Conley, Lynn Davis,

Ibrahim Fahdi, David G. Jones, Andrew Kumpuris, James Marsh, Aytekin Ozdemir, David Rutlen, Scott Rypkema, Gareth Tobler, Charles Watkins.

Depression

Jeff Clothier, Brad Diner, Michael Hollomon (Springdale), Brian Hyatt, Larry Labbate, Erick Messias, Philip Mizell, Rick Smith, John Spollen, Linda Worley.

Glaucoma

Katherine Baltz, Laurie Barber, Jay Brainard, Carol Chappell, Inci Dersu, Nicola Kim, David Rozas, Michael Wiggins.

Gynecological cancer

Alexander Burnett, Pam Stone.

Hand injury

Jeanine Andersson, Thomas Frazier, Michael Moore, Richard Wirges, Theresa Wyrick-Glover, James Yuen.

Head and neck cancer

Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, Graves Hearnsberger, Mauricio Moreno, Brendan Stack, Scott Stern, James Suen, Emre Vural.

Inflammatory bowel disease

Farshad Aduli, Glenn Davis, Jonathan Dranoff, Juliana Frem, George Fuchs (pediatric), Whitfield Knapple, Dean Kumpuris, Jason Mizell, Arshad Malik, Thomas Meziere.

Kidney stones

John Paul Brizzolara, Matthew Katz, Michelle Krause, Keith Mooney, Sudhir Shah.

Leg injury

Scott Bowen, Michael Gruenwald, Ken Martin, Larry Nguyen, Charles Pearce.

Leukemia

Joseph M. Beck, David Becton (pediatric), Brad Baltz, Peter Emanuel, Laura Hutchins, Amir Mian (pediatric), Suzanne Saccente.

Liver disease

Farshad Aduli, Frederick Bentley, Glenn Davis, Jonathan Dranoff, Dean Kumpuris, Arshad Malik, David P. McElreath, Youmin Wu.

Lung cancer

Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, Brad Baltz, Thaddeus Bartter, Joseph Beck, Matthew Steliga.

Lupus

Jason Dare (pediatric), Jasen Chi, Richard Houk, Thomas Kovaleski, Eleanor Lipsmeyer, Laura Trigg.

Lymphoma

Brad Baltz, Joseph Beck, Peter Emanuel, Laura Hutchins, Amir Mian

(pediatric).

Melanoma

Brian Badgwell, Daniel Davis, Stephen D'Addario, Scott Dinehart, Laura Hutchins, Kent Westbrook.

Pancreatic cancer

Brian Badgwell, Brad Baltz, Ralph Broadwater, Laura Hutchins, Issam Makhoul.

Prostate cancer

Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, Ken Gardner, Matthew Katz, Ron Kuhn, Malcolm Moore.

Reconstructive surgery

Barbara Honnebier (pediatric), Bob Moffet, Mauricio Moreno, Kris Shewmake, Emre Vural, James Yuen.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Columbus Brown, Jasen Chi, Thomas Kovaleski, Eleanor Lipsmeyer, Richard Houk, Paula Morris, Laura Trigg.

Spinal surgery

Tim Burson, John D. Day, Richard McCarthy (pediatric), T. Glenn Pait, Richard Peek, Ericka Petersen, Brad Thomas, Ted Saer, Scott Schlesinger.

Stroke

Lee Archer, John Greenfield, Brett Ironside, Salah Keyrouz.

Thyroid

Donald Bodenner, Fred Faas, Richard Griffiths, Lawrence Kim, Debbie Simmons, Brendan Stack.

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