Each year, Atlanta Magazine publishes a roster of the doctors “to whom physicians would send their own families” as a way to help readers find the very best health care providers. I consider it an honor and a privilege to have been named as a Top Doctor in the field of plastic surgery in this year’s list. This occasion marks the sixth consecutive year I’ve been so named, the tenth since 1999, but I consider that a testament to the enduring support of my amazing staff and to the inspiration I draw from all of my patients.
Atlanta Magazine’s list is compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare organization founded in 1991 to guide consumers to the highest quality healthcare. I find their approval so valuable because their process relies on extensive peer-nominations. Tens of thousands of licensed physicians in fourteen countries vote for physicians in their respective specialties, looking for doctors who not only excel in academic medicine and research, but who also exhibit exceptional patient care. Castle Connolly asks physicians to nominate those to whom they would send their own families.
I have been practicing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in Atlanta for over 25 years and I most value the fact that I have been able to build strong relationships with my patients in addition to striving to always provide exceptional patient care. Being board certified in both otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and plastic surgery, I make it my goal to use my highly-specialized knowledge of facial structural anatomy to produce subtle and natural-looking results for all of my patients. But this recognition really highlights what I am most proud of, my long-standing commitment to my patients in Atlanta and beyond.
I look forward to working with more amazing patients in the future and invite you to contact me if you have any questions! To keep up with the exciting news and events happening, be sure to connect with me, Dr. Fernando Burstein, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for all the latest.