Wonder where the best doctors in the country are? Two of them work in Maury County.
Dr. Rufus R. Clifford and Dr. Bryan R. Kurtz both practice medicine at Maury Regional Medical Center and were named in 2010 as two of the Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors Inc. The Boston-based organization was founded in 1989 by physicians affiliated with the Harvard Medical School to provide expert medical consultation services, and has conducted an annual Best Doctors survey since 1992.
The Best Doctors in America database includes the names and professional profiles of doctors who are chosen through a comprehensive peer-review survey of tens of thousands of physicians. The physicians are specifically asked, "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?"
Only 5 percent of physicians in more than 40 medical subspecialties are selected for each Best Doctors list, which comes out every two years.
Dr. Clifford is a pediatrician at Maury Regional and has been practicing in Columbia since the mid-1960s. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis and then completed his residency at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Dr. Kurtz is an obstetrician and gynecologist who has been associated with Maury Regional for nearly nine years. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received fellowship training in endoscopic surgery at Centennial Medical Center.