Methodology: Marin Magazine conducted a 2015 survey that has resulted in this  Top Doctors list — top physicians practicing in San Francisco and Marin counties who received multiple independent recommendations from their peers. The list was rechecked again this year. The survey process started with a list of more than 4,000 licensed doctors across all specialties in both counties. All doctors on this list were both candidates and eligible voters in the peer-to-peer voting poll. Doctors were allowed to cast an unlimited number of votes across all specialties — they could vote for as many doctors as they wanted regardless of specific area of expertise — but they could only vote for the same doctor once.
Response rate was maximized by the following procedures: (a) a long field period of 12 weeks that was further extended to allow all doctors ample time to log in and vote for peers; (b) multiple channels of solicitations including both individual invitations and organizational outreach to maximize contact with all eligible voters; and (c) repeated invitations and reminders to doctors who did not respond to initial rounds of solicitations. At the close of the voting period, more than 800 doctors with the highest vote counts were short-listed for the database. Each of these doctors received a statistically significant number of votes from peers based on established principles of sampling probabilities and power analysis. LinChiat Chang, Ph.D.
MARIN HOSPITALIST MEDICAL GROUP (MHMG) has been providing outstanding care to patients at Marin General Hospital since 1998. As specialists in Adult Hospital Medicine, we’re the doctors chosen by primary care providers to take care of their patients who are admitted to Marin General Hospital. Our experienced, board-certified physicians manage inpatients’ medical needs 24/7 throughout their stay at Marin General. We’re experts in treating acute illness and dedicated entirely to our patients’ speedy recovery. Being hospital based, we’re immediately available if patients have a change in condition, and we collaborate with other Marin General specialists to coordinate the highest level of care.
As our patients near discharge, we work as a team with the nurses, case managers, other hospital staff and specialists to come up with the best and safest possible discharge plan for our patients. We go over this plan with our patients and their families, and keep the primary care providers in the loop so that all will go smoothly after discharge and patients will have timely follow-up.
As Marin physicians, we have strong community ties and a deep caring for our community and our hospital. Being locally grown and invested in our community has been a core value for our group since its inception. We believe that the best way to serve a hospital and its community of patients is to be invested in that community. By being part of the community, we as physicians understand the many unique needs of our complex patient population and are therefore best able to provide them outstanding care at the time they are the most vulnerable. For over 14 years, we’ve provided exceptional hospital treatment, and we look forward to many more years of caring for patients at Marin General Hospital.