How do I check if someone is board certified?
Keeping this in view, how can I find out if someone is a real doctor?
Go to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) website to check the basics with their DocInfo.org search function. You will find the doctor's board certifications, education, states with active licenses, and any actions against the physician.
Likewise, is board certification required for Medicare? Perhaps more convincingly, the CMS does not require board certification for provider enrollment in the Medicare program, which covers over 55 million elderly, disabled, and otherwise vulnerable Americans.
Thereof, what does it mean for a doctor to be board certified?
For a physician, board certification is a mark of distinction. It indicates the education that he or she has undertaken beyond the minimal standards and competency requirements in a chosen specialty. For leaders of medical institutions, board certification signifies a physician's achievement.
How do you check a doctor's performance?
Here is a four-step process to find out most everything you need to know about a surgeon's background and skill level.
- Confirm state credentials.
- Confirm surgical certification.
- Uncover professional reprimands.
- Check ratings, number of procedures performed and complication rates.