Finding a new doctor is not fun.

My dermatologist retired at the end of last year, making it necessary for me to find a new one. I had been using my doctor for more than 10 years; how was I supposed to find a new one? Would he or she understand my needs? Would the new doctor listen to concerns like my previous one? And how far would I need to drive to see this new doctor?

Luckily, our region is full of wonderful physicians in every specialty. The doctor you need is already here; you just need to find him or her.

It’s with this in mind that we present our annual Doctors of Northern Kentucky list. We’ve listed more than 800 doctors in 64 specialties to help you find the doctor that best fits you. We’ve also featured several of the physicians, providing greater insight into the region’s medical landscape.

If you’re comfortable with your current doctor, though, we have other stories that are also worth reading. Mary Casey-Sturk discovers the spooky places in Northern Kentucky and Ryan Clark looks into a special sports internship program just for NKU students.

In addition, this issue introduces a new regular section: the Social Datebook. This new calendar specifically lists Northern Kentucky nonprofit and community events, ensuring you know when the next gala or 5K race is coming up. Have an event you’d like us to feature? Please visit our website at bestofnky.com to add it to our calendar for free.

Eventually, I did find myself a new dermatologist. If anything, she understands my skin even better than my previous doctor did. The process of finding that new doctor may not be fun, but the end result is definitely worthwhile.

Sincerely,

Corinne Minard, Managing Editor

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