How to Check a Surgeon's Credentials

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How Should I Check my Surgeon's Credentials?

How to Check a Surgeon's Credentials

It is always important to check a surgeon's credentials before choosing him/her to perform surgery on your eyes. You may want to research the following information about your surgeon:

Use the Liaison Committee on Medical Education at http://www.lcme.org/ to verify that the medical school your surgeon attended and graduated from is an accredited university. If your surgeon also participates in medical associations, don't hesitate to contact each association to verify that he is a member.

You should also confirm that your surgeon is indeed licensed to practice medicine and perform surgery in your specific state. Contact your state's Medical Licensing Board by looking in the government section of your phonebook for the number.

Never hesitate to check your surgeon's credentials. You should always ask each surgeon you visit with for a list of his or hers.

   

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