Longstreet Clinic physicians have been named to Georgia Trend magazine’s Top Doctors list since it was first published four years ago. The 2023 list recently was published and a record seven Longstreet doctors have been recognized.
The following Longstreet physicians earned their way on to the list – which was created in partnership with DataJoe Research, following the methodology that included peer voting and reviewing government sources:
- Alexander Allaire, M.D. – Perinatology
- Fernando Aycinena, M.D. – Colorectal Surgery
- Brett Baudin, M.D. – Radiology
- Betsy Grunch, M.D. – Neurosurgery
- Charles B. Moomey Jr., M.D. – Vascular & Vein
- Derek Pendarvis, M.D. – General Surgery
- Karl D. Schultz, Jr., M.D. – Neurosurgery
Drs. Grunch and Moomey made the list for the fourth straight year. Dr. Schultz was previously recognized by Georgia Trend in 2020 and 2022, while Dr. Allaire receives his second consecutive recognition from the magazine. This is the first appearance for Dr. Aycinena, Dr. Baudin and Dr. Pendarvis.
DataJoe Research is a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification, and conducts various nominations across the United States on behalf of publishers. To create the “top doctors” list, DataJoe Research facilitated an online peer-voting process, also referencing government sources. DataJoe then tallied the votes per category for each doctor to isolate the top nominees in each category.
Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of responding doctors in the region and the results of research. “We recognize that there are many good doctors who are not shown in this representative list. This is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within the region,” the magazine said.
For more information about the voting methodology, click here.
Dr. Allaire is a maternal-fetal specialist who cares for women with high-risk pregnancies. Working out of Longstreet Clinic’s Gainesville location, Dr. Allaire joined the practice in 2006, becoming the first perinatologist based northeast of Atlanta.
Dr. Aycinena (FACS, FASCRS) specializes in colon and rectal surgery with special interest in colorectal cancer, minimally invasive colorectal surgery and more diverticular disease. He is an SRC-recognized Surgeon of Excellence in Colorectal, Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Dr. Baudin is certified in diagnostic radiology & neuroradiology. He joined Longstreet Clinic in January 2020 after more than 22 years as a practicing radiologist in Georgia.
Dr. Grunch (FAANS, FACS) aids patients with spinal, cranial, and many other neurological concerns. Working out of Gainesville and Braselton, she specializes in many minimally invasive, leading edge surgical techniques.
Dr. Moomey (FACS) came to Longstreet in 2017 and has made a positive difference in a short time, treating patients for vein and vascular issues such as peripheral artery disease and vericose veins. Dr. Moomey works out of Gainesville and Suwanee.
Dr. Pendarvis (FACS) is a board-certified general surgeon based in Gainesville, Ga., who has been with Longstreet since 2001. He specializes in thyroid surgery, and performed over 200 thyroid and parathyroidectomies in 2022.
Dr. Schultz (FAANS, FACS) has earned notable accolades for years thanks to his commitment of listening to patients and steady hands in neurosurgery. Dr. Schultz works out of Gainesville and Braselton.
Founded in 1985, Georgia Trend is the magazine of Georgia business, politics, and economic development. It is the only statewide business publication in the and is published once a month. It is delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers.