Baltimore magazine is preparing a feature on the region’s best physicians, based on peer polling, and we need your help. This is historically one of the best-read features (and most sought-after back issues) of Baltimore, the region’s leading city/regional magazine (and the nation’s oldest!).

You are among several thousand physicians in the city and five surrounding counties we are contacting for these peer referrals, which will be the primary criteria for the “Top Doctors” choices.

Other factors will include input from physicians serving as our advisers on the story (and who are therefore disqualified from the list), and a review of any past litigation of substance.

We hope you can refer us to several physicians in various specialties, other than yourself, to whom you would send a member of your own family for treatment. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about the polling process or accompanying feature stories.

Thank you in advance for your help.