Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Expands Its Top Doctors® to the European Market

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Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., the nation’s leading source for selecting America’s top doctors, announces a partnership with thedoctors.es®, an online service which currently identifies top doctors in Spain.

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“We are extremely pleased to be entering a partnership with two such committed and talented people," said John J. Connolly, President and CEO of Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.

Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., the nation’s leading source for selecting America’s top doctors, announces a partnership with thedoctors.es®, an online service which currently identifies top doctors in Spain. This partnership between Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and thedoctors.es® will be the starting point for Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s expansion into other European countries including the United Kingdom, France and Italy. This will be the first European expansion for Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Thedoctors.es® was selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as their mission and outstanding management team are the most to those of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. John K. Castle and Dr. John J. Connolly are joining the Board of Directors of thedoctors.es®.

Founded by John K. Castle and Dr. John J. Connolly in 1991, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has more than 20 years of experience producing “Top Doctor” features for more than 40 regional and national magazines in the United States, including Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and others. The Castle Connolly Top Doctors® database is available on http://www.castleconnolly.com. Visitors to the website view over 31 million profiles annually in their search for top doctors.

Thedoctors.es®, founded by Alberto E. Porciani and Lorena Bassas in 2011, currently offers its users’ information on 1,100 top doctors in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. In its first year, more than 70,000 patients have used their web site to select a top doctor. The objective of thedoctors.es® this year is to identify 6,000 top doctors in Spain (10% of private medicine) and reach over 500,000 patients.

“We are extremely pleased to be entering a partnership with two such committed and talented people. They have already made great strides in forming their company and bringing to the people of Spain a resource to identify top doctors and the best healthcare,” stated Dr. John J. Connolly, President and CEO of Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. “Together, we plan to expand and enhance that valuable service throughout Spain and other European countries.”

According to Mr. Porciani, "The agreement with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a great honor for us. Being market leaders in the United States with its extensive experience and reputation, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is the best partner we could have to expand successfully in Europe. The presence of John K. Castle and Dr. John J. Connolly on our Board of Directors is the best guarantee of their commitment and for the success of the expansion project.”

About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.:
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare, research, information and publishing company whose mission since its inception more than two decades ago is to help consumers by providing independent, trusted information about quality healthcare and Top Doctors on both the regional and national levels. Castle Connolly currently publishes the acclaimed consumer guides America’s Top Doctors®, America’s Top Doctors® for Cancer, Top Doctors: New York Metro Area and other books to assist consumers in finding the best healthcare. Physicians do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor®.

Castle Connolly’s online database contains the detailed profiles of more than 31,000 top specialists and sub-specialists across the country that have been nominated by their peers and rigorously screened by its physician-led research team. This database is searchable by location, specialty, hospital, disease/condition and insurance plans accepted by each doctor.

Castle Connolly and its expertise in identifying the most outstanding physicians has been the subject of numerous national broadcast presentations including NBC’s Today Show, Good Morning America and 20/20. Articles featuring Castle Connolly Top Doctors® have appeared in major national magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Redbook, Town & Country, Forbes and Men’s Health as well as in more than thirty of the leading regional magazines across the country. Since 2011 Castle Connolly and U.S. News & World Report have had a strategic relationship through which Castle Connolly Top Doctors®’ profiles are presented to an even broader online viewership at http://www.usnews.com.

Castle Connolly was founded in 1991 by John K. Castle and John J. Connolly, Ed.D. Mr. Castle is Chairman of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and is Chairman and CEO of Castle Harlan, Inc., a merchant banking firm. He is the former Chairman of New York Medical College. Dr. Connolly is President and CEO of Castle Connolly and a past President of New York Medical College.

About thedoctors.es®
Thedoctors.es® is a Spanish online service offering subscribers information on selecting top doctors in Spain. Thedoctors.es® is committed to a rigorous and thorough selection process of its listed physicians. Only those with the necessary recommendations and who meet the selection process criteria are invited to join the roster of selected physicians. Thedoctors.es® warrants and certifies this selection process by an external auditing company: Adecco Medical & Science®. Thedoctors.es® was founded in 2011 by Alberto E. Porciani and Lorena Bassas and is based in Barcelona, Spain. For more information, visit http://www.thedoctors.es.

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