ATLANTA, July 10, 2024 ~ Atlanta, GA - In a recent announcement, Atlanta Magazine has recognized twenty-one physicians from United Digestive as Top Docs. This prestigious honor includes seventeen doctors from Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates and four from DeKalb Gastroenterology Associates. This represents a 17 percent increase from last year's honorees, with eight doctors receiving the Top Docs designation for the first time.

Among the recipients from Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates are Drs. Girish Anand, Mahmoud Barrie, Christopher Brown, Joel Camilo, Hitesh Chokshi, Mark Edge, Sooki Hon, Paresh Kamat, Nandha Kanagarajan, Yasmin Karim, Kavita Kongara, Justin Mendel, Jai Eun Min, Keval Patel, David Quinn, Marc Sonenshine and John Suh. The four physicians from DeKalb Gastroenterology Associates who received this recognition are Drs. Anthony Balistreri, Temitope Foster, Eric High and Mark Stern.

Dr. Neal C. Patel, CEO of United Digestive expressed his pride in the honored physicians stating that "We are incredibly proud of our physicians who have been recognized as Top Docs by Atlanta Magazine." He further added that this recognition is a testament to their high-quality care and unwavering dedication to improving patient outcomes. Dr. Patel congratulated them for their outstanding contributions and expressed his honor to have such distinguished professionals as part of their team.

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The Top Docs designation by Atlanta Magazine is a highly esteemed recognition awarded to exceptional physicians in the Atlanta area. It highlights doctors who have demonstrated excellence in patient care and professional practice. The selection process involves peer nominations and a rigorous review by a physician-led research team. This evaluation takes into account various factors such as professional qualifications, education background, hospital and faculty appointments, research leadership skills, professional reputation and disciplinary history along with interpersonal skills.

Being named a Top Doc is a significant achievement, indicating a physician's high standing within the medical community and their commitment to providing exceptional care. For more information about the Top Doctors selection process, please visit To learn more about United Digestive, please visit
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