The Fine Print: Rhode Island Monthly asked Rhode Island licensed MDs and DOs to vote for doctors they would trust to care for their family and friends in a range of specialties. Rhode Island Monthly contracted DataJoe Research to conduct the survey using an online ballot for collecting, vetting and tallying the votes. Any doctor who has been disciplined for an infraction by the state regulatory board was excluded from the results. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied results to RIM for final review and adjustments. Rhode Island Monthly narrowed the list to doctors in the top 10 percent of vote getters who received at least five votes in each category. Categories that didn’t attract enough votes are not included in the final tally. Doctors’ hospital affiliations are provided for use as a point of contact and were provided by their staff.