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Best Doctors: The 2012 List

The Top 1,282 Physicians

There was a time when good health was mostly defined by absence: no pain, no disease, and you were healthy. But as our second annual Health issue shows, for many, "health" is yet another arena where the potential for optimization can seem boundless and accepting the limitations of our given bodies almost anachronistic. Teeth can be straightened. Medicine cabinets are stocked with life-enhancing elixirs. And then there’s the growing marketplace of personal-health gadgetry, like the app-based device that lets you shock your brain—to achieve calm. Still, apps will not heal all that ails us. For that, turn to some of the 1,282 best doctors listed here, chosen by other doctors.

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