I am a big believer in asking experts when I need advice.

When I take a trip, I read at least one guidebook beforehand. When my laptop goes on the fritz, I frantically search for the help-line phone number. And when I purchase a vegetable I’ve never cooked before, well, I call my mom.

Asking experts helps us make good decisions without having to do the hard work of gaining that knowledge. Why shouldn’t this apply to finding a doctor as well?

That’s what makes the sixth annual Best Doctors list so great. The doctors listed are only included if they are recommended by other doctors. It’s a group of experts telling you whom they think have the best training, reputation and outcomes.

It’s thanks to our relationship with Best Doctors in America that we are able to give you this feature. They work to make sure that advertising or marketing pressures don’t affect this list, while also scrutinizing it in ways that are beyond our expertise.

The rest of our issue also makes good use of experts.

Cincy Magazine Associate Editor Danny Restivo looks at the legacy of our previous mayor, Mark Mallory, by speaking with him and others. He looks into the footprint Mallory’s left on the city (including the streetcar) and how it will influence Cincinnati in the future.

Peter Bronson uses his column to look into the past of our new police chief, Jeffrey Blackwell, while questioning the process that selected him. He asks a CPD retiree and a former Hamilton County sheriff for insight into a story he’s clearly passionate about.

This issue also marks the return of our Arts & Entertainment section. We are and always will be the magazine for business professionals in the Tristate, but we understand that this doesn’t mean you have narrow interests. We’re bringing you stories about the arts and entertainment in the area, as well as ones on dining, travel and style. This issue covers topics as diverse as Saengerfest and Adams County, showcasing another side of the Tristate.

So please enjoy this issue as it is jam-packed with expert advice and commentary. Isn’t it nice when someone does the hard work for you?