How many patients have you treated?
Many studies have shown, with more experience comes better outcomes. Whereas physicians at some medical facilities may perform only a handful of specialized procedures each year, UAB physicians treat thousands of patients and perform thousands of procedures. Last year, UAB treated over 360,000 outpatients and over 41,000 inpatients. Seeing a doctor who has treated other patients with conditions similar to yours is key to a successful outcome.
How do I know I will receive the best experience at UAB?
Patients who visit our facilities are surveyed after their stay and we are proud to report that 83% of our patients reported they would definitely recommend UAB to their friends and family.
How do I know I am getting the latest advances in medical care?
UAB is on the forefront of medicine, staying up-to-date on the latest procedures, equipment, research trials and medicines. As part of the UAB School of Medicine, our physicians have participated in the discovery of many novel drugs and vaccines. They have pioneered new diagnostic and treatment technologies. You can be assured that medical professionals at UAB are constantly learning and translating that knowledge to our patients.
Does UAB participate in research trials?
Many specialties at UAB actively participate in research trials. Because the test drugs and procedures today become the standard treatments of tomorrow, research trials are an integral part of medicine at UAB. Many people are candidates for research trials, and your physician will keep you informed about your options.
How do I know I am selecting the best doctor for my condition?
UAB selects only the best and brightest doctors to be a part of our network of physicians. Because UAB is only as good as the doctors we employ, we make it a priority to find doctors who are caring, knowledgeable in their specialty and constantly staying abreast of new technologies and treatments in their field. UAB doctors have continuously been ranked by “The Best Doctors in America,” with over 300 UAB physicians ranked, representing 67 percent of the all Alabama physicians ranked in the list. A complete list of the UAB physicians named in Best Doctors is available at www.uabmedicine.org/Bestdoctors.
In addition, many UAB programs are deemed the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Many physicians have won national and international awards within their specialties. Additionally, UAB doctors often do write the textbooks that teach the doctors of tomorrow, which means that they are highly knowledgeable about their specialties.