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Good PS guide and Medical background info on Dr's

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Good PS guide and Medical background info on Dr's

Postby YourOwnChoice » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:51 am

There is a great plastic surgeon directory on Make Me Heal where you can also read patient reviews of your doctor. Do a search here on MMH of the Dr's name you are interested in or the city. Here's the link:

Click here: Make Me Heal's Plastic Surgeon Directory

Also, ask right here on the boards for recommendations and feedback from other patients.

Other resources:

Go to www.castleconnolly.com and see who is listed in YOUR state as best for liposuction..this group lists the TOP DOCTORS in the USA every year.

Remember that while a Dr might be excellent in doing breast implants he may not be good in doing lipo...look for someone who excels in what YOU are wanting done..ans ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS make sure you thoroughly investigate to see if your Dr have any disciplinary actions against him. MANY here have been SHOCKED by what they found. Hopefully..you will find out BEFORE you put any money down...And...make sure they are BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEONS, not COSMETIC SURGEONS-a big difference!





http://www.docinfo.org/index1.asp for disciplinary actions costs $$



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Postby YourOwnChoice » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:33 am

http://www.fsmb.org/directory_smb.html - Many, if not all of these, list the doctors' medical licenses, specialties (board certification) and malpractice suits filed against the doctors

here is information to check out not your PS credentials but also each state website to check to for any displinary actions filed against your PS and other useful information...be sure to check this information out..

Checking Credentials
To verify that your doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, you can go to http://www.abms.org or call ABMS at 1-800-776-2378 or 866-275-2267. You may also be able to find The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists at your local library. You will also want to look for a doctor who specializes the particular area of the body that you are having work on.

Your State Medical Board will also have information about board certification, disciplinary action, education and license verification. Find your State Medical Board.

You will also want to find out if your doctor has hospital privileges. Even if the procedure will not be performed at the hospital (and 53% of cosmetic surgeries are not), some feel it is important to know that your doctor is qualified and has the necessary training to be accepted. The ASAPS states that "it is important to find out if the doctor has operating privileges in an accredited hospital for the same procedure you would like to have performed. Before granting operating privileges, hospital review committees evaluate a surgeon's training and competency for specific procedures. If the doctor does not have hospital privileges to perform your procedure, look for another surgeon."

The American Medical Association (AMA) will provide biographical information on 4 doctors for $60.00. Your local library may also have The American Medical Directory (published by the AMA) which lists the affiliations of its members. Write: AMA, Department of Physician Data Services, Dept. P, 515 N. State St. Chicago, Illinois 60610.

The surgical facility is also important. An ASAPS news bulletin in February 2002 states:

"Published data show that accredited office-based facilities have a safety record comparable to that of hospital ambulatory surgery settings. Ambulatory or office-based facilities should be accredited by a nationally or state-recognized accrediting agency, or be state licensed or Medicare certified."

To research a hospital setting, go to http://www.ahd.com. To research a surgical center, first ask the center who they are accredited by. They should be accredited by one of three main organizations:

1. The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery. You can call the AAAASF at (888) 545-5222 or (847) 949-6058 or look at their website at http://www.AAAASF.org.

2. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. You can call the AAAHC at (847) 853-6060 or at http://www.aaahc.org.

3. The Joint commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. You can call JCAHO at (630) 792-5005 or http://www.jcaho.org.

You can also call The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASPRS) at (800) 635-0635 to find out which of its members have accredited surgical centers in your area.

If you have general anesthesia, be sure your anesthesiologist is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). You can call the ABA at (919) 881-2570 to verify certification. If your doctor uses a nurse anesthetist, call the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) at (847) 692-7050 to see if they are ANAA certified.

It is important that the emergency equipment and anesthesia monitoring devices in your surgical facility are equivalent to those in a hospital or freestanding ambulatory surgery center. You'll also want to be sure that arrangements are made for hospital admission in the event of a complication.

state medical boards

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Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Guam Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachussetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Northern Mariana Islands North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virgin Islands Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners
Larry D. Dixon, Executive Administrator
P.O. Box 946
Montgomery, AL 36101-0946
(street address: 848 Washington Ave., 36104)
(334) 242-4116 / Fax:(334) 242-4155
(800) 227-2606

Alaska State Medical Board
Leslie G. Abel, Executive Administrator
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage, AK 99503-5986
(907) 269-8163 / Fax:(907) 269-8196
http://www.dced.state.ak. us/occ/pmed.htm

Arizona Board of Medical Examiners
Claudia Foutz, Executive Director
9545 East Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 551-2700 / Fax: (480) 551-2701

Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners in Medicine and Surgery
Ann Marie Berger, Executive Director
9535 East Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5539
(480) 657-7703 Fax (480) 657-7715

Arkansas State Medical Board
Peggy P. Cryer, Executive Secretary
2100 Riverfront Dr., Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72202-1793
(501) 296-1802 / Fax:(501) 296-1805

Medical Board of California
Ronald Joseph, Executive Director
1426 Howe Ave., Suite 54
Sacramento, CA 95825-3236
(916) 263-2389 / Fax:(916) 263-2387
(800) 633-2322

Osteopathic Medical Board of California
Linda J. Bergmann, Executive Director
2720 Gateway Oaks Dr., Suite 350
Sacramento, CA 95833-3500
(916) 263-3100 / Fax:(916) 263-3117

Colorado Board of Medical Examiners
Susan Miller, Program Administrator
1560 Broadway, Suite 1300
Denver, CO 80202-5140
(303) 894-7690 / Fax:(303) 894-7692
http://www.dora.state.co.us/me dical

Connecticut Medical Examining Board
Jeff Kardys, Board Liaison
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(street address 410 Capitol Ave. MS13PHO)
(860) 509-7648 / Fax:(860) 509-7553
Licensing Information,(860) 509-7563

Delaware Board of Medical Practice
Executive Director
P.O. Box 1401
Dover, DE 19903
(street address: 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Cannon Building, Suite 203, 19904)
(302) 739-4522 / Fax:(302) 739-2711
http://www.state.de.us /license/28/index.htm

District of Columbia Board of Medicine
James R. Granger, Jr., Executive Director
825 North Capital Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 442-9200/ Fax: (202) 442-9431

Florida Board of Medicine
Tanya J. Williams, Executive Director
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN #C03
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1753
(850) 245-4131/ Fax:(850) 488-9325

Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine
Karen Eaton, Executive Director
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C06
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(street address: Northwood Centre, 1940 N. Monroe St., 32399-0757)
(850) 488-0595 / Fax:(850) 487-9874

Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners
Karen Mason, Executive Director
2 Peachtree Street, NW, 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3465
(404) 656-3913 / Fax:(404) 656-9723
http://www.medicalboard.state. ga.us

Guam Board of Medical Examiners
Teofila P. Cruz, Administrator
Health Professional Licensing Office
P.O. Box 2816
Hagatna, GU 96932
(011) 671-475-0251 / Fax:(011) 671-477-4733

Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners
Constance Cabral-Makanani, Executive Officer
Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
(street address: 1010 Richards St., 96813)
(808) 586-3000 / Fax:(808) 586-2874

Idaho State Board of Medicine
Darleene Thorsted, Executive Director
Statehouse mail
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0058
(street address: 1755 Westgate Drive, Suite 140, 83704)
(208) 327-7000 / Fax:(208) 327-7005

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
Leonard Sherman, Director
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St., 9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-4500 / Fax:(312) 814-1837

Alicia Purchase, Board Liaison
320 W. Washington St., 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
(217) 785-0800 / Fax:(217) 524-2169

Indiana Health Professions Bureau
Lisa R. Hayes, Executive Director
402 W. Washington St., Room 041
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-2960 / Fax:(317) 233-4236

Iowa State Board of Medical Examiners
Ann Mowery, Ph.D., Executive Director
400 Southwest Eighth Street, Suite C
Des Moines, IA 50309-4686
(515) 281-5171 / Fax:(515) 242-5908
http://www.docboard.org/ia/ ia_home.htm

Kansas Board of Healing Arts
Lawrence Buening, Jr., J.D., Executive Director
235 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66603-3068
(785) 296-7413 / Fax:(785) 296-0852

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
C. William Schmidt, Executive Director
Hurstbourne Office Park
310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 1B
Louisville, KY 40222-4916
(502) 429-8046 / Fax:(502) 429-9923
http://www.state.ky.us/agenci es/kbml

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
John B. Bobear M.D., Interim Executive Director
P.O. Box 30250
New Orleans, LA 70190-0250
(street address: 630 Camp St., 70130)
(504) 568-6820 / Fax:(504) 568-8893

Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine
Randal C. Manning, Executive Director
137 State House Station (U.S. mail)
2 Bangor Street, 2nd Floor (delivery service)
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-3601 / Fax:(207) 287-6590
http://www.docboard.org/me/ me_home.htm

Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure
Susan E. Strout, Executive Director
142 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0142
(207) 287-2480 (207) 287-3015
http://www.docboard.org/me-osteo< /a>

Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance
C. Irving Pinder, Executive Director
P.O. Box 2571
Baltimore, MD 21215-0095
(street address: 4201 Patterson Ave., third floor, 21215)
(410) 764-4777 / Fax:(410) 358-2252
(800) 492-6836

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
Nancy Achin Sullivan, Executive Director
10 West St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 727-3086 / Fax:(617) 451-9568
(800) 377-0550

Michigan Board of Medicine
Melanie Brim, Licensing Director
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-7518
(street address: 611 W. Ottawa St, 1st floor, 48933
(517) 373-6873 / Fax:(517) 373-2179

Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Melanie Brim, Licensing Director
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-7518
(street address: 611 W. Ottawa St, 1st floor, 48933
(517) 373-6873 / Fax:(517) 373-2179

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Robert A. Leach, J.D., Executive Director
University Park Plaza
2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246
(612) 617-2130 / Fax:(612) 617-2166
Hearing impaired 1-800-627-3529

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure
W. Joseph Burnett, M.D., Director
1867 Crane Ridge Drive, Suite 200B
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 987-3079 / Fax:(601) 987-4159

Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
Tina M. Steinman, Executive Director
P.O. Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(street address: 3605 Missouri Blvd., 65109)
(573) 751-0098 / Fax:(573) 751-3166
http://www.ecodev.state .mo.us/pr/healarts/

Montana Board of Medical Examiners
Jeannie Worsech, Executive Director
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
(street address: 301 S. Park Ave., 4th floor)
(406) 841-2361 / Fax: (406) 841-2363
http://www.discoveringmontana.co m

Nebraska Health and Human Services, Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division
Becky Wisell, Executive Secretary
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
(street address: 301 Centennial Mall South, 68508)
(402) 471-2118 / Fax:(402) 471-3577

Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
Larry D. Lessly, J.D., Executive Director
P.O. Box 7238
Reno, NV 89510
(street address: 1105 Terminal Way, Suite 301, 89502)
(775) 688-2559 / Fax:(775) 688-2321

Nevada State Board of Osteopathic Medicine
Larry J. Tarno, D.O., Executive Director
2860 E. Flamingo Rd., Suite G
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 732-2147 / Fax:(702) 732-2079

New Hampshire Board of Medicine
Penny Taylor, Administrator
2 Industrial Park Drive, Suite 8
Concord, NH 03301-8520
(603) 271-1203 / Fax:(603) 271-6702
Complaints (800) 780-4757

New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
William V. Roeder, Executive Director
P.O. Box 183
Trenton, NJ 08625
(street address: 140 E. Front Street, 2nd Floor)
(609) 826-7100 / Fax:(609) 826-7117

New Mexico State Board of Medical Examiners
Charlotte Kinney, Executive Director
Lamy Building, 2nd Floor
491 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-5022 / Fax:(505) 827-7377

New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
Liz Z. Montoya, Executive Director
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(street address: 2055 S. Pacheco, Suite 400)
(505) 476-7120 / Fax:(505) 476-7095

New York State Board for Medicine (Licensure)
Thomas J. Monahan, Executive Secretary
89 Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, West Wing
Albany, NY 12234-1000
(518) 474-3817 Ext. 560 / Fax:(518) 486-4846

New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (Discipline)
Dennis J. Graziano, Executive Director
New York State Dept. of Health
Office of Professional Medical Conduct
433 River St., Suite 303
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 402-0855 / Fax:(518) 402-0866

North Carolina Medical Board
Andrew W. Watry, M.P.A., Executive Director
P.O. Box 20007
Raleigh, NC 27619-0007
(street address: 1201 Front Street, 27609)
(919) 326-1100 / Fax:(919) 326-1130

North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners
Rolf P. Sletten, JD, Executive Secretary/Treasurer
City Center Plaza
418 E. Broadway, Suite 12
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 328-6500 / Fax:(701) 328-6505

Northern Mariana Islands
Medical Profession Licensing Board
Juanet S. Crisostomo, Office Manager
P.O. Box 501458, CK
Saipan, MP 96950
(670) 664-4811 / Fax:(670) 664-4813
http://www.mariana-islands.gov. mp/

State Medical Board of Ohio
Thomas A. Dilling, Executive Director
77 S. High St., 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0315 (for Fed Ex delivery use zip 43215)
(614) 466-3934 / Fax:(614) 728-5946
(800) 554-7717

Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
Lyle Kelsey, C.A.E., Executive Director
P.O. Box 18256
Oklahoma City, OK 73154-0256
(street address 5104 N. Francis, Suite C, 73118)
(405) 848-6841 / Fax:(405) 848-8240
(800) 381-4519

Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners
Gary R. Clark, Executive Director
4848 N. Lincoln Blvd, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3321
(405) 528-8625 / Fax:(405) 557-0653

Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
Kathleen Haley, J.D., Executive Director
620 Crown Plaza
1500 SW First Avenue
Portland, OR 97201-5826
(503) 229-5770 / Fax:(503) 229-6543

Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine
Joanne Troutman, Administrator
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
124 Pine Street, 17101
(717) 787-2381 / Fax:(717) 787-7769

Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine
Gina K. Bittner, Administrator
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
(street address: 124 Pine St., 17101)
(717) 783-4858 / Fax:(717) 787-7769

Board of Medical Examiners of Puerto Rico
Ivonne Fernandez Colon, Executive Director
P.O. Box 13969
San Juan, PR 00908
(street address: Kennedy Avenue, ILA Building, Hogar del Obrero Portuario, Piso 8, Puerto Nuevo, 00920)
(787) 782-8989 / Fax:(787) 782-8733

Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
Milton W. Hamolosky, M.D., Chief Officer
Dept. of Health
Cannon Building, Room 205
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097
(401) 222-3855 / Fax:(401) 222-2158
http://www.docboard.org/ri/mai n.htm

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Board of Medical Examiners
John Volmer, interim Board Administrator
P.O. Box 11289
Columbia, SC 29211-1289
(street address: 110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202, 29210)
(803) 896-4500 / Fax:(803) 896-4515
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/ pol/medical

South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
L. Paul Jensen, Executive Secretary
1323 S. Minnesota Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 334-8343 / Fax:(605) 336-0270
http://www.state.sd.us/dcr/medi cal

Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners
Rosemarie Otto, Executive Director
1st Floor, Cordell Hull Building
425 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37247-1010
(615) 532-3202 / Fax:(615) 253-4484

Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examiners
Robbie Bell, JD, Executive Director
425 5th Ave. North
1st Floor, Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, TN 37247-1010 (37219 Fed Ex zip code)
(615) 532-3202/ Fax:(615) 253-4484
(888) 310-4650

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
Donald W. Patrick, MD, JD, Executive Director
P.O. Box 2018
Austin, TX 78768-2018
(street address: 333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 630, 78701
(512) 305-7010/Fax: (512) 305-7008
Disciplinary Hotline (800) 248-4062
Consumer Complaint Hotline (800) 201-9353

Utah Department of Commerce
Div. of Occupational & Professional Licensure
Gary Bowen, Division Director
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
(street address: Heber M. Wells Building, 4th Floor, 160 E 300 South, 84102)
(801) 530-6628 / Fax:(801) 530-6511

Utah Department of Commerce
Div. of Occupational & Professional Licensure
Board of Osteopathic Medicine
Daniel T. Jones, Bureau Manager
P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
(street address: Heber M. Wells Building, 4th Floor, 160 E 300 South, 84102)
(801) 530-6628 / Fax:(801) 530-6511
http://www.commerc e.state.ut.us/dopl/dopl1/.htm

Vermont Board of Medical Practice
Gloria J. Hurd, Executive Director
109 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
(802) 828-2673 / Fax:(802) 828-5450
http://www.docboard.org/vt/ vermont.htm

Vermont Board of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
Rita Knapp, Executive Director
26 Terrace Street, Drawer 09
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
(802) 828-2373 / Fax:(802) 828-2465

Virgin Islands Board of Medical Examiners
Lydia Scott, Executive Director
Virgin Islands Dept. of Health
48 Sugar Estate
St. Thomas, VI 00802
(340) 774-0117/ Fax:(340) 777-4001

Virginia Board of Medicine
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
6606 W. Broad St., 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23230-1717
(804) 662-9908 / Fax:(804) 662-9517

Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission
Bonnie L. King, Executive Director
P.O. Box 47866
Olympia, WA 98504-7866
(street address: 1300 SE Quince Street, 98501)
(360) 236-4888 / Fax:(360) 586-4573

Washington State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Robert Nicoloff, Executive Director
P.O Box 47870
Olympia, WA 98504-7866
(street address: 1300 SE Quince Street, 98501)
(360) 236-4943 / Fax:(360) 586-0745

West Virginia Board of Medicine
Ronald D. Walton, Executive Director
101 Dee Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 558-2921 / Fax:(304) 558-2084

West Virginia Board of Osteopathy
Cheryl Schreiber, Executive Secretary
334 Penco Rd.
Weirton, WV 26062
(304) 723-4638 / Fax:(304) 723-2877

Wisconsin Medical Examining Board
Patrick D. Braatz, Division Administrator
Dept. of Regulation & Licensing
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(street address: 1400 E. Washington Ave., 53703)
(608) 266-2112 / Fax:(608) 267-0644

Wyoming Board of Medicine
Carole Shotwell, J.D., Executive Secretary
211 W. 19th St., Colony Bldg., 2nd floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 778-7053 / Fax:(307) 778-2069

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Postby beware » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:13 am

There are many many doctors that have an abundance of suits against them but are rarely written up for disciplinary action. [-X

I believe at this point referrals from a trusted friend is best.
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Postby YourOwnChoice » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:57 am

The MAIN point is for each person to do their own research BEFORE they have surgery so that they cannot be upset or say they did not know before any procedure. The ownus is on the PATIENT to reseach and be knowledgable about the Dr but the PROCEDURE BEFORE it takes place. (If one does not do thorough research on a specific car before buying it and then finds out things are not what they expect who is at fault?)

While disciplinary action is not as common as a suit being filed just the action of multiple suits being filed is an indication of buyer beware and to research more-dig deeper for the info.

In the end no one should have any procedure without considering the pro's and con's in a educated way and never done on the spur of the moment.

research- and make a personal decision on what INDIVIDUALLY each one is comfortable with. Everyone has their onw comfort level.
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Postby docmalan » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:15 am

I have one very scary story.

I just discovered that in the Phoenix metro area there are 2 Naturopathic doctors that are doing liposuction.

They Arizona Medical Board has no ability to regulate Naturopathic doctors and the Naturopathic board states that Naturopathic doctors are permitted to do any procedure if they receive training. They even stated that a naturopathic doctor could perform brain surgery if they attended a course. The Lipo training these two doctors received was a 48 hour weekend course.

About 18 months ago 2 patients in Arizona died during lipo that in one case was being performed by a Homeopathic doctor and the other by a massage therapists. The patients thought that they were having lipo done by the doctor thats his or her name was on the door of the practice but he had hired these two untrained non-doctors to do the surgery.

There is a very well known doctor in Beverly Hills that uses Physicians Assistants to perform the actual procedure!

So if you check with the medical board and don't find that doctors name listed be aware that they may not even be a doctor at all. If the doctor is listed with the medical board then you still need to ask the doctor if he or she will be the one actually doing the entire surgery or you may end up with a non-doctor operating on you.
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Postby YourOwnChoice » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:17 am

Absolutely true. If no name is listed there has to be a reason. Look beyond the surface
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Re: Good PS guide and Medical background info on Dr's

Postby greymatter » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:44 pm

That should be a given in anyones search. Thanks for this list
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Re: Good PS guide and Medical background info on Dr's

Postby caterina40 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:13 am

nice search . i hope it will help in removing confusions of many about liposuction
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Re: Good PS guide and Medical background info on Dr's

Postby LiposuctionHorror » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:06 am

Liposuction is not a sound procedure, no amount of board certifications can protect you from a bad procedure, yeah, there are negligent surgeons on top of unsound procedures, but all of the research in the world won 't protect you if you decide to move forward with harmful surgery. These guys are salespeople. They lie to you about the outcomes from liposuction surgery. I kid you not.
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