Dr. Saar recognized with back-to-back 'Best Doc' honors


Dr. William E. Saar, a Tri Rivers orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, was recognized as a “Best Doctor” for the second straight year by Pittsburgh Magazine.

The annual “Best Doctors” list “includes the most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians in the nation,” according to its page on Pittsburgh Magazine’s website. “These are doctors that other doctors recognize as the best in their fields. It is a list which is truly unbiased and respected by the medical profession and patients alike as the source of top quality medical information.”

According to Dr. Saar, receiving the award for the second consecutive year represents more than just a personal milestone.

“I am very honored again this year to be listed in Pittsburgh Magazine’s ‘Best Doctors’ issue,” Dr. Saar said. “In all honesty, I view this distinction not as a personal achievement, but rather a reflection of the foot and ankle team and the entire Tri Rivers organization.”

Patient outcomes and satisfaction, as well as fulfillment of referral source expectations, are dependent on many variables. Dr. Saar credits many teams at Tri Rivers for making the patient experience a positive one. This includes the clinical team for treating all patients in a kind and professional manner, the front desk staff for always managing the flow of patients in a courteous but efficient process, the phone team for effectively handling the countless calls and making sure that patients are seen in a timely fashion, and the management team for making it all run so smoothly behind the scenes.

“All of the providers at Tri Rivers provide the highest quality of care to our patients,” Dr. Saar said, “and this label of ‘Best Docs’ in my case is an error, and should really be renamed to ‘Best Orthopedic Group’ – a list that Tri Rivers Musculoskeletal Centers would certainly be on top of.”

Each year, Pittsburgh Magazine publishes a list of “Best Doctors” as compiled by Best Doctors, Inc. This year, 500 UPMC physicians across 74 specialties were named “Best Doctors,” representing 75 percent of the list. A peer review determines which physicians are included in the list. Only those who earn the consensus support of their peers and meet additional qualification criteria are included.

“Tri Rivers and our patients are grateful to have Dr. Saar’s skills and talents available to us,” said D. Kelly Agnew, MD, physician executive administrator of Tri Rivers. “His expertise in the subspecialty of orthopedic foot and ankle services enabled us to expand that service line further with the recent addition of Dr. Chris Edwards, another foot and ankle specialist.”

To learn more about Dr. Saar, click here. To make an appointment with him, or any Tri Rivers physician, please call 1-866-874-7483.