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Manchester Named a Top City for Doctors
Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Manchester was ranked as the sixth best city in the country for doctors by Medscape's 2017 Best Places to Practice report. The state in general received high marks for its low rate of malpractice lawsuits and its quality of life.

Medscape’s rankings were based on various state-based measures that assess factors known to cause burnout among MDs, including rates of malpractice filings and medical board actions, income levels, patient volume, and physician density. Measures were also taken into account that apply to all people in each state, not just physicians, including: psychological well-being, violent crime, divorce rates, and help for families with children. Metrics covering rates of happiness, crime, and traffic were also taken into account for a well-rounded assessment of the potential for professional satisfaction.

Here are this year's rankings:

Top 10 Best Cities: 

  1. Minneapolis, MN
  2. Madison, WI
  3. Sioux Falls, SD
  4. Des Moines, IA
  5. Burlington, VT
  6. Manchester, NH
  7. Boston, MA
  8. Fargo, ND
  9. Portland, ME
  10. Overland Park, KS

Top 5 Worst Cities: 

  1. New Orleans, LA; 
  2. Phoenix, AZ; 
  3. Las Vegas, NV; 
  4. Albuquerque, NM; 
  5. Tulsa, OK

Top Burnout Specialty: 

  • Emergency Medicine

Surprising Burnout Specialties: 

  • Family Medicine, Plastic Surgery (Oncology did not make the list)

Healthiest Populations: 

  • Honolulu, HI
  • Des Moines, IA

Least Healthy Population: New Orleans, LA

Highest Physician Income: Fargo, ND

Most Dangerous City to Practice: Tulsa, OK

Best City for Families: Omaha, NE

Best City for Pet Lovers: Columbia, MD

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