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Robert A. Hardesty, MD, FACS, a Diplomate and Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery has proudly been honored by US News and World report: Top Doctors since 1996.

What is the US News and World Report: Top Doctors?

The following was obtained from the US News and World Report web site, from the Advisory Board Company Daily Brief of 2011 and other sources.

U.S. News & World Report “Top Doctors” in the United States, was originally created in with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. This extensive list features nearly 30,000 peer-nominated physicians across a wide spectrum of specialties found within the United States.

How Are Doctors Chosen?

To nominate doctors, licensed physicians United States can nominate up to 10 other physicians in their specific specialty as well as up to three per-specialty in other specialties. Each nominated physician is then extensively evaluated by a physician-led research team.

The listing was created so interested health care consumer could easily search the final list online by:

  1. Specialty,
  2. Hospital affiliation,
  3. Physician location.

They also can search for top physicians at hospitals featured on U.S. News’ “Best Hospitals” list. According to U.S. News, the “Top Doctors” list was created to

  1. Help consumers identify physicians who best meet their needs
  2. Encourage physicians to recognize their colleagues who are “most worthy of referral.

According to Castle Connolly’s president and CEO, “Given the unsettled future of the delivery and financing of health care and the changing nature of physician practices, it is critical that consumers have trusted sources of high-quality information about both doctors and hospitals.”

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In addition to Dr. Hardesty’s staff brings a high degree of skill to an array of surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments. Patients rave about how deeply our team cares about their well-being. At Imagine Plastic Surgery your experience will reach beyond facial and body revitalization. You are becoming part of a unique family who places your welfare and satisfaction, first and foremost.

For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty, an award winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has proudly served Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire, namely the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands. Additionally, we are pleased that patients travel from throughout Southern California, including Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, as well as other areas of America. We welcome one and all to our family of superior aesthetic specialists!

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At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety a different procedures that all vary in prices. We strive in being transparent to all potential patients and being up front with how much our services may cost. For more information regarding the costs and prices, visit our plastic surgery prices page!


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