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Movers and Shakers: Five Center For Sight Physicians Named Among America


SARASOTA – Center For Sight, the premier vision, cosmetic and skin care practice in Southwest Florida, is pleased to announce that of its five physicians have been named among America’s “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd

The doctors recognized with this top distinction include: David W. Shoemaker, M.D., Founder and Director of Cataract & Lens Replacement Surgery; William J. Lahners, M.D., F.A.C.S., All-Laser LASIK, Cataract & Lens Replacement Surgeon; Joshua W. Kim, M.D., Glaucoma, Cataract & Lens Replacement Surgeon; John P. Fezza, M.D., Cosmetic Facial Surgeon; and Joshua M. Newman, M.D., General, Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatologist. This marks the fourth consecutive year for Dr. Shoemaker and the sixth consecutive year for Dr. Fezza to achieve this esteemed honor.

Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. is a trusted and highly regarded healthcare research and information company that identifies top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information about physicians. To be selected, board-certified physicians nominate other doctors in varying areas of medicine they feel are the most outstanding in their medical specialties. The physician-led team then carefully reviews the credentials of every physician, including medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements and malpractice and disciplinary history, among other factors. This group, along with other key personnel, makes the final determination on which doctors will be included in the list. “Our team is truly honored to be named alongside this respected list of physicians,” said Dr. David W. Shoemaker. “We are proud to be a part of an organization that supports and promotes a culture of delivering the very best in patient care and services.”

Regional Top Doctors are considered to be among the top 10 to 15 percent of physicians in the nation, and are the proven leaders in their communities and metropolitan areas. Fewer than 35,000 physicians – less than five percent of the nation's licensed physicians – have been selected as Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd Top Doctors in their regions for their specialties. Doctors cannot pay to be included on a Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Top Doctors list, and those who provide their input are not compensated. "Only a small percentage of physicians are selected to be Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Top Doctors,” said Dr. John Connolly, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.'s President and CEO. “Our goal is to make it easier to find the right doctor in what can be an overwhelming process at a difficult time in a person's life.”

You can search for and view the most recent Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. “Top Doctors” by visiting www.castleconnolly.com. For more information about Center For Sight’s award-winning medical services and team of physicians, please visit CenterForSight.net.  

About Center For Sight

With locations throughout Southwest Florida, Center For Sight is the nation’s leading multi-disciplinary physician group providing patients worldwide with advanced healthcare in ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology, cosmetic facial surgery and hearing services. Under the clinical direction of David W. Shoemaker, M.D., and William J. Lahners, M.D., F.A.C.S., Center For Sight serves Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. For more information, visit CenterForSight.net.

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