Harvard Health Blog
How good is my doctor? Awards, acronyms, and anecdotes, oh my
By: Paul G. Mathew, MD, FAAN, FAHS, Contributor Choosing the right physician is critically important, but what are reliable markers for what makes a doctor good? And the award goes to… Physician recognition awards can be a funny thing. By funny I mean they at times have no real merit. I used to have an office at Somerville Hospital, and I recall receiving a letter in the mail stating, “Congratulations Paul G.