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Department of Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology

Valicenti and Chen named to the list of Sacramento's Best Doctors

November 10, 2011

Allen Chen © UC Regents
Dr. Allen Chen

Richard Valicenti © UC Regents
Dr. Richard Valicenti

Congratulations to Drs. Richard Valicenti and Allen Chen, for being named on a list of the Sacramento region's best doctors by an organization that bases its selections on surveys of other physicians. The Best Doctors list will be published in Sacramento magazine's December 2011 issue.

The list compiled by Best Doctors, Inc. consists of 192 Sacramento area doctors covering 54 specialties — more than 60 percent of whom are UC Davis doctors. The list is based on responses to a survey of physicians that asks them: "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?"

According to Best Doctors, founded in 1989 by two physicians affiliated with Harvard Medical School, this survey replicates "the informal, peer-to-peer referral process that doctors themselves use to determine the most appropriate physicians for individual cases." During the survey period, the doctors also may nominate and provide information on other physicians who they think should be considered in the peer-review process.