holds the appropriate ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties)
certification and is a member in good standing of key professional
societies. Medical facilities are fully accredited and
anesthesia is only administered by a qualified medical professional.
has hospital privileges to perform the procedure you are having at a
local accredited hospital. Even though your procedure may be
performed at a fully accredited freestanding or office based
surgical center – it is best to confirm that your physician meets
the standards to perform the same procedure at a local hospital.
** In some
states, there is no mandate for a doctor to carry malpractice
insurance. However, all hospitals require the physicians with
privileges to carry insurance, which is why choosing a doctor with
hospital privileges for the procedure you are having is so
exhibits behavior that is forthright in listening and addressing
your goals. You also are offered solutions that you understand
but not additional, unrelated procedures. Your physician and
the support staff treat you with respect and dignity. They are
clear, concise, organized and attentive.
researched your physician with your state medical board that the
physician is licensed to practice within the state and there are no
prior or pending actions against him or her. The most
important issue to address is to make sure there are no real
negligence lawsuits, as these can jeopardize the status of a
physician’s medical license.
Board of Medical Specialties
- ABMS American Board of
Medical Specialties (ABMS), a not-for-profit organization, assists
24 approved medical specialty boards in the development and use of
standards in the ongoing evaluation and certification of physicians.
ABMS, recognized as the "gold standard" in physician certification,
believes higher standards for physicians means better care for
patients. This site requires registration but is free.
You are given
all the information needed to make an informed decision – including
informed-consent documents to sign. Even if the treatment is
one you have had in the past, each procedure requires your consent.
requires a health screening or evaluation prior to treatment or
surgery. Any physical or emotional health conditions you have
should be addressed, specifically how these may influence your
cosmetic enhancement choices.