On June 11, 2016, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a report that ranked the best and worst doctors for treating birth defects.
In the first year of the study, the group ranked doctors based on their “clinical experience and ability to diagnose and treat birth defects.”
The top doctor in each of the 10 categories was Dr. James Andrews, of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Andrews was the only doctor on the list to receive the highest score for clinical experience.
But, as The Sporting News noted, Andrews’ scores were low compared to his peers: His score of 50.2 out of 100 was more than three times the average score of all doctors in the study.
Andrews’ lowest score was only 19.2.
Andrews received an “F” for clinical care, and he was rated a “C” for performance and “F+” for quality of service.
He was also rated a D for “poor overall performance.”
The doctors who scored the lowest on clinical care were Dr. Mark Mancuso of Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, who scored an “A” for “clinical and surgical quality,” and Dr. Robert A. Lomax of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, who had an “E” for poor overall performance.
Andrews is the first doctor to receive a “D” for overall performance, and Lomet was the lowest scoring doctor, scoring an “C.”
Andrews’ performance rating was higher than his colleagues’ in all 10 categories.
Andrews, Manc, and Aetna’s Dr. Joseph R. Mancia Jr. scored “D+” in every category except for “good overall performance” and “good patient care,” which he received an overall score of “A.”
The study’s findings come at a time of growing concern about birth defects in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that birth defects have increased by nearly 25 percent in the past decade, while maternal deaths have more than doubled.
While the number of women in the U.S. who are diagnosed with a birth defect has decreased, the number who are hospitalized for birth defects has increased, as has the number that have died from birth defects, according to a recent report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The most recent study, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, found that, “there are currently no reliable data on whether these increased deaths are due to increased morbidity or to improved outcomes from childbirth, and whether the increased morbidities and outcomes are the result of a decrease in the incidence of birth defects or a rise in the prevalence of birth complications.”
In its report, the ACOG cited data from a study published in 2008 that found that the risk of a woman dying of a birth complication from childbirth was almost four times higher in states that had adopted strict guidelines regarding the use of birth control.
The study also found that there was a higher risk of developing a birth disability in states where birth restrictions were relaxed.
Andrews also received an F for overall care.
Dr. Lomell’s performance rating also fell significantly short of Andrews.
In his clinical care score, Lomets scores were lower than Andrews’ in the categories of “clinical quality” and for “professionalism” and quality of “service.”
Lomats scores were also lower than Lomas scores in the category of “general and patient care.”
Lomels scores were similar to Andrews scores in all categories except “poor performance.”
Andrews was rated “A-,” and Lomes scores were “A+.”
Andrews, Lomeles, and Andrews were the only doctors on the ACO list to score a “F.”
Dr. Andrew Lomes is the only one of the top 10 in this study to receive an “D.”
He scored an overall “A,” and his scores were the lowest of all the doctors on this list.
Dr Robert Lomel’s performance score was a “B-.”
Dr Lomels scores were much lower than his peers in all of the categories.
Dr Lomella scored a “A-” for overall “professional and patient” and service, and an overall performance score of a “E.”
He received an average score that was “C-,” which was less than Lomelis scores.
Lomes’ scores in each category were lower and his overall score was lower than that of his peers.
Loma Lomeli, the former chief of the OB/GYN division at Baylor College, scored an average of an “S” in his clinical experience and a score of an average for “general health.”
Dr J.L. Lomas, the obstetrician-gynecologist at Memorial Hermanus Hospital in Boston and current president of the American Association of Obstetrics and Gynecolists, scored a score “C+” on “professional quality” in all three categories,