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Consumers' CHECKBOOK Guide to Top Doctors - Geographic Areas
  The Top Doctors database include doctors in more than fifty of the nation’s largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). In some cases, what we have referred to as a single area includes several MSAs – for example, the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach MSAs are all included in what we refer to as "South Florida." The areas are generally defined by one or more counties, though some of the doctors listed in an area might practice outside county boundaries.

Here are the areas you may choose from, often accompanied by a more complete explanation of what defines them then appears in the selection window of the search page.

Alabama

  • Birmingham Area—includes Jefferson and Shelby counties

Arizona

  • Phoenix Area—includes Maricopa County

Arkansas

  • Memphis Area—includes Crittenden, DeSoto, and Shelby counties

California

  • Los Angeles and Orange counties
  • Riverside and San Bernardino counties
  • Sacramento Area—includes Sacramento County
  • San Diego Area—includes San Diego County
  • San Francisco Bay Area—includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma counties

Colorado

  • Denver Area—includes Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, and Jefferson counties

Connecticut

  • Fairfield and New Haven counties
  • Hartford Area—includes Hartford County

Delaware

  • Delaware Valley Area—includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and New Castle counties

District of Columbia

  • Washington, DC, Area—includes the District of Columbia, Alexandria, and Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties

Florida

  • Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties
  • Jacksonville-St. Augustine Area—includes Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties
  • Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties
  • South Florida—includes Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties
  • Volusia, Seminole, Orange, and Brevard counties

Georgia

  • Greater Atlanta Area—includes Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties

Illinois

  • Chicago Area—includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties
  • St. Louis Area—includes City and County of St. Louis and Jefferson, Madison, St. Charles, and St. Claire counties

Indiana

  • Indianapolis Area—includes Marion County
  • Louisville Area—includes Bullitt, Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, and Oldham counties

Kansas

  • Kansas City Area—includes Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Platte, and Wyandotte counties

Kentucky

  • Cincinnati Area—includes Hamilton County
  • Louisville Area—includes Bullitt, Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, and Oldham counties

Maryland

  • Baltimore Area—includes City and County of Baltimore
  • Washington, DC, Area—includes the District of Columbia, Alexandria, and Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties

Massachusetts

  • Boston Area—includes Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties

Michigan

  • Greater Detroit and Washtenaw County Area—includes Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties

Minnesota

  • Twin Cities Area—includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington, and Wright counties

Mississippi

  • Memphis Area—includes Crittenden, DeSoto, and Shelby counties

Missouri

  • Kansas City Area—includes Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Platte, and Wyandotte counties
  • St. Louis Area—includes City and County of St. Louis and Jefferson, Madison, St. Charles, and St. Claire counties

Nevada

  • Las Vegas Area—includes Clark County

New Jersey

  • Delaware Valley Area—includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and New Castle counties
  • Northern and Central New Jersey—includes Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties

New York

  • Buffalo-Niagara Falls Area—includes Erie and Niagara counties
  • New York Metropolitan Area—includes New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County
  • Rochester Area—includes Monroe County

North Carolina

  • Charlotte Area—includes Mecklenburg County
  • Forsyth and Guilford counties
  • Triangle Area—includes Durham, Orange, and Wake counties

Ohio

  • Cincinnati Area—includes Hamilton County
  • Cleveland Area—includes Cuyahoga, Lake, and Lorain counties
  • Columbus Area—includes Franklin County

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City Area—includes Canadian, Cleveland, and Oklahoma counties

Oregon

  • Portland Area—includes Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, and Washington counties

Pennsylvania

  • Greater Philadelphia Area—includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and New Castle counties
  • Pittsburgh Area—includes Allegheny County

Rhode Island

  • The entire state of Rhode Island

Tennessee

  • Memphis Area—includes Crittenden, DeSoto, and Shelby counties
  • Nashville Area—includes Davidson County

Texas

  • Austin Area—includes Travis County
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth Area—includes Dallas and Tarrant counties
  • Houston Area—includes Harris County
  • San Antonio Area—includes Bexar County

Utah

  • Salt Lake City Area—includes Salt Lake County

Virginia

  • Norfolk Area—includes City of Norfolk
  • Richmond-Petersburg Area—includes cities or counties of Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George, and Richmond
  • Washington, DC, Area—includes the District of Columbia, Alexandria, and Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties

Washington

  • Puget Sound Area—includes King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, and Snohomish counties

Wisconsin

  • Milwaukee Area—includes Milwaukee County