Local physicians named ‘Top Docs’ by Mpls.St. Paul magazine

Waconia, Minn.—July 23, 2012—Thirteen Ridgeview-associated physicians were recently named in Mpls.St. Paul magazine’s annual listing of Top Doctors.

Ridgeview-associated physicians recognized in the 2012 Top Doctor listing include:

  • Durand Burns, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute®
  • Ellen Bendel-Stenzel, MD, Minnesota Neonatal Physicians, PA
  • Ivan Chavez, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
  • Thomas Knickelbine, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
  • Mark LaRose, MD, Lakeview Clinic, Ltd.
  • Michael Mooney, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute
  • Steven Rousey, MD, Minnesota Oncology Hematology, PA
  • Christian Schrock, MD, Infectious Diseases Mpls., Ltd.
  • Scott Sharkey, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute®
  • Michael Somermeyer, MD, Kidney Specialists of Minnesota
  • Murali Srinivasan, MD, Lakeview Clinic, Ltd.
  • Timothy Sullivan, MD, Minneapolis Heart Institute®
  • Jeffry Twidwell, MD, Urology Associates, Ltd.

To earn the distinction, doctors were nominated by 5,000 licensed metro-area physicians and registered nurses. After further research by Key Professional Media, Inc. (publisher of Super Doctors®), candidates were then evaluated on indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history and grouped into 42 specialties. Following an evaluation from a blue-ribbon panel made up of professionals from each grouping, the doctors who received the highest total points were selected as Mpls.St.Paul magazine’s 2012 Top Doctors; the listing was published in the July 2012 issue.

To research a Ridgeview or Ridgeview-associated top doctor, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org/doctors.

About Ridgeview Medical Center

Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, regional health care network serving the west-metro area. Its award-winning network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, numerous primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, specialty programs and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska—a free-standing 24/7 emergency and urgent care facility with multispecialty clinics and services. For more information about Ridgeview Medical Center and its clinics, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.