Mercy Physicians Named 'Top Docs' by What's Up Media?

August 29, 2023


Mercy Medical Center physicians Dr. Susan Peeler (Gynecology), Dr. Teresa Diaz-Montes (Gynecologic Oncology), Dr. John-Paul Rue (Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine at Mercy), Dr. Clayton Alexander (Orthopedic Surgery/The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy), and Dr. Kamala Littleton (Orthopedic Surgery/Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy) have been named "Top Docs" by What's Up Media.

What's Up Media is the culmination of the printed What's Up? Annapolis, What's Up? Eastern Shore, and What's Up? West County publications, providing 300,000 readers with news and information across the Chesapeake Bay region.

What's Up? Media's biennial "Top Docs" survey for 2023-2024 invited practicing medical doctors within its distribution region - currently Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's, Kent, Talbot, and Dorchester counties - to participate in an online, secure survey listing more than 40 areas of medical specialty, and several medical conditions. After surveys were collected by deadline, vetted, and tallied, What's Up? Media arrived at the list of this year's "Top Docs".

Mercy's physicians were recognized as follows:

Annapolis / Central Maryland Gynecology

Annapolis / Central Maryland Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Annapolis / Central Maryland Orthopedic Surgery

  • Dr. Clayton Alexander - Mercy Medical Center

Annapolis / Central Maryland Orthopedic Surgery (Hand)

  • Dr. Clayton Alexander - Mercy Medical Center

Eastern Shore Orthopedic Surgery (Hip)

Eastern Shore Orthopedic Surgery (Knee)

  • Dr. Kamala Littleton - Mercy Physicians at Kent Island

Eastern Shore Gynecology

  • Dr. Susan Peeler - Mercy Physicians at Kent Island

The physicians honored represent the individuals who received the highest number of nominations from their peers.

"We are extremely gratified to see Mercy physicians in different specialties recognized by their peers for their skill and dedication. This honor also reflects Mercy Health Services' ongoing efforts to bring the Mercy standard of quality, compassionate care to patients beyond Baltimore's borders, as Mercy continues to grow," said Mercy Health Services president and CEO Dr. David N. Maine.

About Mercy

Founded in 1874 in Downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed, acute care, university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a high-performing Maryland hospital (U.S. News & World Report); has achieved an overall 5-Star quality, safety, and patient experience rating (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); is A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade); and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet™ hospital. Mercy Health Services is a not-for-profit health system and the parent company of Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Personal Physicians.

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