Robert J. Zehr, M.D., founder of the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics has once again been named to Gulfshore Life Magazine’s list of “Top Doctors” in Southwest Florida. Dr. Zehr has earned this distinction every year since 2004. Gulfshore Life magazine partners with Castle Connolly Medical in New York to develop a list of only the top-tier doctors in each specialty — that is, those physicians most highly recommended in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties each year. Only those physicians selected by Castle Connolly as one of America’s Top Doctors are included on the local list and Dr. Zehr is one of only 7 local orthopaedic surgeons to appear.
The exhaustive process of naming a Castle Connolly Top Doctor begins with thousands of interviews. Because the Castle Connolly honors are determined by their peers, surveys are sent to physicians and healthcare professionals. In addition to mail and online surveys, the Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vice presidents of medical affairs, seeking to identify top specialists for most diseases and procedures.
Dr. Zehr was one of the first orthopaedic surgeons in Southwest Florida to perform the minimally invasion direct anterior approach to total hip replacement and continues to lead the local medical community in hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery, complex revision joint surgery, shoulder reconstruction, arthroscopy and skeletal tumor and trauma reconstruction. With over 20 years of orthopaedic experience in complex joint reconstruction and rehabilitation, he is one of the area’s most experienced orthopaedic surgeons.
The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics is located at 2659 Professional Circle, Suite 1110 in Naples, Florida. Visit www.zehrcenter.com for more information, to schedule an appointment or to take advantage of the comprehensive educational information on the website.