Screening Your Ophthalmologist

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What Questions Should I Ask When Screening Potential Ophthalmologists?

Screening Your Ophthalmologist

There are questions you may want to ask your ophthalmologist before you choose him/her to treat you. These are important questions that you should know the answers to. Screen your choices carefully before choosing.

-Have you ever had your license to practice revoked or suspended? The answer should be no.

-Have you ever had your hospital or surgical privileges revoked? Again, the answer should be no.

-Have you ever been convicted of a felony? The answer should be no.

-Have you ever been treated for alcohol or substance abuse or mental illness as an adult? The answer should be no.

-Is your laser and equipment FDA (food and drug administration) approved? All equipment should be FDA approved.

-Have you ever had malpractice insurance coverage denied to you? The answer should be no.

-How long have you been practicing? Five years or longer shows experience. However, this is not to say that there aren't very good ophthalmologists fresh out of medical school.

The above are tough questions, but if you truly want to screen your ophthalmologist, these are good ones to ask.



10/16/2011 10:48:03 PM
Den said:

Whos's to say the ophthalmologist won't lie or isn't lying? unless you can verify via a register of some sort.


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