C. Lan Fotopoulos, M.D., board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (also known as an interventional physiatrist) 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. Fotopoulos has received the Super Doctors designation nine times. He is one of six physicians from Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics to earn the Super Doctors title.
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. C. Lan Fotopoulos
As an interventional physiatrist, Dr. Fotopoulos specializes in minimally invasive treatment for neck, back, hip, knee and shoulder conditions. Treatments he commonly performs include epidural injections, radiofrequency ablation, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimulation and sacroplasty, among others. Dr. Fotopoulos completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal medicine at the Washington University in St. Louis, as well as an anesthesiology residency, and a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Fotopoulos earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For more information about Dr. Fotopoulos or the interventional procedures he performs, please contact Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics.