3 Polaris Physicians Named to Atlanta Top Docs 2020

Congratulations to three of our spine specialists, Dr. Max Steuer, Dr. Chris Tomaras, and Dr. Shane Mangrum, for being named “Top Doctors” in Atlanta Magazine’s annual guide of Atlanta physicians!  Each of these doctors is recognized in the July issue of Atlanta Magazine, taking their places among 1,002 stellar physicians across 62 specialties.  This is not the first year on this list for any of these doctors, as Dr. Mangrum was nominated in 2019, Dr. Tomaras has been nominated since 2011, and Dr. Steuer has been on the list since 2015.

Atlanta Magazine uses a database compiled by Castle Connolly to assist in its selection for the annual “Top Doctors” issue.  Castle Connolly Top Doctors is a health care research company and the official source for Top Doctors for the past 25 years, which helps to guide consumers to America’s top doctors and hospitals. To compile the annual “Top Doctors” list, Castle Connolly evaluates several criteria when selecting Top Doctors, including professional qualifications, education, research leadership, professional reputation and disciplinary history.  The company also asks doctors in the survey to consider not only the training and clinical skills of the physicians they nominate, but also interpersonal skills such as listening and communicating effectively, demonstrating empathy, and instilling trust and confidence. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

“We are proud to carry on the legacy of specialized spine care begun 41 years ago as ‘Peachtree Neurosurgery,’” Joy Taylor, chief operating officer of Polaris, said.  “We work hard to exceed patient expectations and provide them the very best care possible. Having our physicians recognized as ‘Top Doctors’ again in 2020 is exciting and is a tremendous honor.”

Alexandra Kern

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