Brian Divelbiss, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, has once again been recognized among the list of 2017 Kansas City Super Doctors®, according to the latest findings by MSP Communications.
This prestigious designation, which is typically awarded to approximately five percent of the region’s active physicians, identifies outstanding physicians from more than 40 different specialties, including orthopedic surgery and physiatry. Since the study began in 2005, Dr. Divelbiss has received the designation eight years in a row. He is one of six physicians from Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics to earn the Super Doctors designation.
Each year, MSP Communications undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The assessment includes a survey of doctors, an independent evaluation of candidates by research staff and a peer review of candidates by practice area. The selection process also checks each physician for good professional standing and disciplinary action. In particular, candidates are evaluated on the following criteria:
- Years of experience
- Hospital appointments
- Professional activities
- Leadership positions
- Academic achievements/positions
- Board certifications
- Publications, lectures and presentations
- Honors and awards
- Other outstanding achievements
As part of its survey of doctors, the Minneapolis-based organization asks participating physicians the following question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following practice areas, which doctor would you choose?”
MSP Communication publishes its Super Doctors lists in newspapers, inserts and magazine sections across the country. Honorees can also be found online at superdoctors.com, where users can search by physician name, specialty and location.
About Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Dr. Divelbiss is an orthopedic surgeon and the President/CEO of Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics. He specializes in care and treatment for hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow conditions. Some of the most common conditions he treats include carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, thumb arthritis, trigger finger and Dupuytren’s contracture. Dr. Divelbiss joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2001 after completing his orthopedic surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, and a hand and microvascular fellowship at the University of Iowa. He earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. For more information about Dr. Divelbiss or the procedures he performs, please contact Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics.