Dr. Arno Fried Awarded Inside Jersey’s Top Doctors in the Garden State for Both Neurology and Neurosurgery

Arno-FriedOnce again Dr. Arno Fried has received recognition, most recently as an Inside Jersey “Top Doctor” for Neurology in 2014. In addition, Dr. Fried has been acknowledged with the same “Top Doctor” award for Neurosurgery.

Neurologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or conditions occurring in the brain and nervous system, as well as their supporting systems and tissues. Neurosurgeons use a variety of therapies to treat neurological conditions, from endoscopic microsurgery to traditional open surgery.

These designations add to Dr. Fried’s long list of recognitions from Inside Jersey, as well as NJ Monthly, Newsday, NJ Family and U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Dr. Fried has been listed in New York Magazine “Best Doctors” issue multiple years, and was the only NJ neurosurgeon listed in 2013.

Inside Jersey magazine’s continuing partnership with Castle Connolly Medical, the gold standard for medical ratings research, provides consumers with the most authoritative and informed assessment of doctors in the region.

Consumers often wonder what these awards mean. Here is an explanation from Inside Jersey.

How Top Doctors are Selected

The selection process for Inside Jersey’s Top Doctors edition is conducted by Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team. It begins by asking thousands of physicians and health care professionals to identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout the nation.

The Top Doctors listings are updated annually and physician profiles are altered whenever Castle Connolly’s research staff becomes aware of changes in a doctor’s status.

One question, however, continues to be the most asked about how Castle Connolly selects its Top Doctors: Do physicians pay to be listed?

Doctors do not, and cannot, pay to be selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

The Screening Process

Castle Connolly follows a rigorous survey, research and screening process. Here is how it works:

Each year, Castle Connolly asks all licensed MDs and DOs across the country to nominate their peers for consideration as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. More than 24,000 individual physicians are invited to participate. Hospital presidents, CEOs and vice presidents of medical affairs at nearly 6,000 hospitals nationwide also are invited to take part in nominating doctors. Castle Connolly also communicates with hospitals’ marketing departments to publicize the annual survey. In New Jersey, 11,011 physicians participated in the nomination process for 2014.

Castle Connolly also…

  • Selects only physicians who are board certified and for whom the company has validated have current board certifications.
  • Uses “minimum years in practice” standards, based on the medical specialty, because studies show quality increases with clinical experience.
  • Provides each invitee with a unique access code to the nomination website. This code helps ensure doctors do not nominate themselves. The nomination process also is anonymous and confidential.
  • Reviews the credentials of every physician under consideration, including his or her medical education, training, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements, and malpractice and disciplinary history.