Top Docs FAQ

Who is eligible to make the list?

Only licensed Doctors practicing in the Southlake and surrounding cities, including Keller, Colleyville, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Grapevine, Irving, or Bedford, are allowed to vote or to make the list. We also check to make sure candidates do not have disciplinary action filed with the state.

How are nominations obtained?

Southlake Style takes a multifaceted approach to reach out to major hospitals and clinics, encouraging them to distribute the ballot to their associated physicians. We will also reach out to many doctors directly, through an email campaign linking them directly to the online ballot. Finally, we will conduct phone calling for many smaller practices, in order to reach as many physicians as possible for a robust list. Our contact database is large and growing, but not comprehensive. We encourage doctors who want to ensure they are in our system to send an email to Mike Tesoriero, so that we can conduct a lookup and add their information if needed.

What information is required to make a nomination?

Doctors are required to provide a valid, active license number, and basic contact information identifying themselves. This helps us ensure fairness in the voting process by ensuring that each of the Doctors complete only one ballot. The final results are aggregated, so Doctors' ballot choices remain confidential.

What happens once nominations are received?

We review each individual ballot to ensure fair nomination, isolating and potentially eliminating invalid ballots. The final list is tallied based on the most-frequently nominated Doctors.

How are the practice areas determined?

Although the categories are very broad, they are intended to reflect relevant practice areas in the region. We recognize that there are many specialty areas, but cannot accommodate them all. If there is a strong and consistent request for additional practice areas, they will be considered for possible inclusion in next year's nomination.

What happens after the winners are selected?

We will publish a complete list of winners in the July print editionof Southlake Style magazine reaching over 79,000 readers. In addition, all nominated physicians’ who choose to market their practice in our Top Docs advertising section will receive prominent digital exposure in our Sponsored Guide section reaching over 20,700 monthly web users. You can view last year’s honorees on our webpage here.

Final Note

We recognize there are many good doctors who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals in the healthcare field within Southlake and surrounding areas. Inclusion of a physician in the list is based on the opinions of his or her fellow doctors. We take time and energy to ensure fair voting, and believe that the results of this survey are a good indicator of reputable doctors within the community. However, we certainly do not discount the fact that many, many good and effective doctors may not appear on the list.


Southlake Style exercises great care in assembling content for this list. We do not warrant that the data contained within the list are complete or accurate. Southlake Style does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause.

Other Questions?

For research/methodology questions, contact Southlake Style Publisher Mike Tesoriero.

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