An online health company poll has ranked three local doctors as top contributors to the medical field.
In the HealthTap Top Doctor Competition, doctors and patients selected the best doctors from a pool of thousands, according to the company.
Dr. Srbislav Brasovan, practicing gynecology in Hobart, was awarded Most Influential Doctor in Indiana.
Dr. Mary Vanko, practicing obstetrics and gynecology in Merrillville, was awarded Most Influential Doctor in the Gary region and Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Indiana.
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar, practicing anesthesiology in Merrillville, was awarded Top Doctor in the Gary region, Thought Leader in the Gary region and Top Anesthesiologist in Indiana.
Doctors rated their peers based on demonstrated knowledge and expertise, and patients rated doctors on personality and bedside manner.