Last April, approximately 16,000 surveys were mailed to M.D.s and D.O.s in five area counties (using addresses provided by the State of Michigan). Recipients were asked to nominate colleagues they deemed best in their given specialties. The results of their voting appear on the following pages. Most balloting has inherent flaws. In this case, the size of a physician’s affiliated medical system may play a role, though our list includes a broad range of professionals. The 836 winners don’t reflect every deserving practitioner in metro Detroit, certainly. With those caveats in mind, consider our roster as a starting point in your pursuit of good health.