The STERN Magazine, a popular German illustrated magazine in its special edition of March 8, 2022 features a list of the nation’s top physicians. The title "Gute Ärzte für mich" (German for "best doctors for me") includes medical professionals whom the magazine experts consider as leaders in their particular filed.
The STERN Magazine selects the top medical experts in cooperation with the MUNICH INQUIRE MEDIA (MINQ) independent research institute. To become a candidate, a physician should meet certain criteria, for example, be a member of a specialized professional organization or work at a clinic where a high number of certain procedures are performed or particular disorders are treated very often. The rating is also based on the colleagues’ interviews, the patients’ opinions and national and international specialized mass media opinion as regards as the candidates’ scientific research. The list covers about 105 medical specialties.