Premier Medical Associates Physicians Named Among The Elite By Pittsburgh Business Times "Best Doctors 2015"

Friday, January 29, 2016 [Pittsburgh, PA] –- Pittsburgh Business Times has named thirteen physicians across five specialties from Premier Medical Associates to its "Best Doctors" list of 2015. Among the exclusive list are: Gerald T. Byers, M.D. (Family Medicine), Joanne S. Byers, M.D. (Family Medicine), Frank Colangelo, M.D. (Internal Medicine), James S. Costlow, M.D. (Internal Medicine), Monica P. Dua, M.D. (Internal Medicine), Michael E. Filiaggi, D.O. (Hospitalists), Richard N. McQuigg, M.D. (Internal Medicine), Ezz-Eldin Moukamal, M.D.-Medical Director (Hospitalists), Peter S. Naman, M.D. (General & Breast Surgery), Christine M. Patti, M.D. (Pediatrics), Richard H. Rosenthal, M.D. (Internal Medicine), Jeffrey P. Ubinger, M.D. (Pediatrics), Dorothy T. Wilhelm, M.D., M.P.H. (Family Medicine), and Katharine Yoder, M.D. (Pediatrics).

"It is a great honor to be named among the top professionals in our respective fields," says Dr. Frank Colangelo.

The magazine’s list is comprised of 608 leading regional physicians across 77 specialties and is excerpted from The Best Doctors in America® 2015 database, which includes more than 45,000 doctors in numerous medical specialties. Best Doctors, Inc., shares in Premier Medical’s commitment to providing the highest quality medical care to its patients through a comprehensive approach. Best Doctors’ team of researchers conducts a biennial poll using the methodology that mimics the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to identify the right specialists for their patients. Using a polling method and balloting software, that Gallup® has audited and certified, they gather the insight and experience of tens of thousands of leading specialists all over the country, while confirming their credentials and specific areas of expertise.

About Premier Medical Associates

With a focus on building better care, Premier Medical Associates is the largest multi-specialty practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area that reaches the lives of more than 100,000 patients with access to one hundred and four providers and twenty-three specialties. In a healthcare environment of constant change, the physicians at Premier Medical Associates are committed to preventative care and creating value for every dollar a patient spends on healthcare. Premier’s goal is to build a close, long-term relationship between patient and physician that will reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and lead to healthier lives.

Formed in 1993, Premier Medical Associates has a team of one hundred and four healthcare providers in ten convenient locations offering specialties that include: allergy & immunology, audiology & hearing aid services, behavioral health, cardiology & electrophysiology, dermatology, endocrinology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general & breast surgery, hospitalists, infectious disease, internal medicine, laboratory services, neurology, nursing home care team, ophthalmology, pain management, pediatrics, podiatry / foot & ankle surgery, pulmonology, radiology, rheumatology, and sleep medicine. For more information about our philosophy of healthcare, team of physicians and locations, please go to or call 412-457-0060.

About Best Doctors, Inc.

Gallup® has audited and certified Best Doctors, Inc.’s database of physicians, and its companion The Best Doctors in America® List, as using the highest industry standards survey methodology and processes. These lists are excerpted from The Best Doctors in America 2015 database, which includes more than 45,000 U.S. doctors in over 40 medical specialties and 400 subspecialties. The Best Doctors in America database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors, Inc. For more information, visit or contact Best Doctors by telephone at 800-675-1199 or by e-mail at



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