WBNS-TV (Channel 10) and The Columbus Dispatch asked more than 5,500 doctors - every licensed physician in Columbus' seven-county metro area - where they would turn if they or a family member needed treatment in any of 20 medical specialties.

WBNS-TV (Channel 10) and The Columbus Dispatch asked more than 5,500 doctors — every licensed physician in Columbus' seven-county metro area — where they would turn if they or a family member needed treatment in any of 20 medical specialties.

The "Docs Rate Docs" series continues this week on 10TV News HD.

• Thursday, July 22 on 10TV News HD at 6 p.m., WBNS will profile the doctors cited most frequently by their peers in the following specialties: infertility and laser eye surgery. Ê

• On Friday, July 23 at 6 a.m., doctors in obstetrics/gynecology and urology will be featured and at 6 p.m., top docs in psychiatry and oncology will be featured.

The results will also appear online — at 10TV.com and Dispatch.com — in an interactive database that will grow throughout the week, with four specialties added each weekday. ÊBy Friday, July 23, the database will feature all 20 specialties.

About 4-percent of the doctors in the seven-county metro area, 221 in all, took part in the mail survey, which concluded June 30.Because the "Docs Rate Docs" survey isn't scientific, the recommendations of the doctors who participated can't be — and shouldn't be — considered a definitive ranking of central Ohio's best physicians; nor should they be viewed as a substitute for traditional physician referrals."Docs Rate Docs" is simply another tool at the disposal of area health-care consumers looking to make the most informed decisions possible.Below are a few of the doctors who had the most votes in their specialty:

• Allergies & Immunology – Dr. Roger A. Friedman Ê

• Cardiology – Dr. Steven Joseph Yakubov

• Cardiovascular Surgery – Dr. Steven Barron Duff

• Dermatology – Dr. Mark Allen Bechtel

• Ear, Nose and Throat – Dr. Darryl Neal Willett

• Infertility – Dr. Steven Ross Williams

• Neurology – Dr. Geoffrey Alan Eubank

• Oncology – Dr. Christopher Scott George

• Urology – Dr. John Kevin Burgers