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.
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.
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.