The List

Castle Connolly and Chicago

Per our arrangement with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., we have removed our Top Doctors list from chicagomag.com. We posted that list, first prepared exclusively for Chicago’s January 2008 issue, as a supplement to our January 2009 feature How to Deal with a Medical Crisis. Castle Connolly allowed us to keep that list up on our Web site for only three months.

That doesn’t mean you no longer have access to the list. While supplies last, copies of the January 2008 issue are available from Chicago at our customer service number: 800-999-0879. Castle Connolly, which publishes a number of national, regional, and metropolitan guides to doctors, posts its entire list on its Web site: castleconnolly.com. Generally, however, you will have to pay to use the list. Go to castleconnolly.com/membership/index.cfm to learn how you can enroll as a premium member, which, depending on how much you pay, allows you online access to the full list of more than 20,000 doctors nationwide for either a day ($9.95), a year ($24.95), or two years ($34.95). You can also enroll as a registered member, which provides you, free of charge, limited search capabilities of the list (approximately 20 to 25 percent of the list).

Working with Castle Connolly, Chicago will publish an updated list of approximately 350 Chicago-area doctors in its January 2010 issue. That issue should be available on newsstands on about December 17, 2009. We will also post the list at chicagomag.com, but again, only for a limited time.