There has been a recent influx of noncertified doctors performing aesthetic procedures. Changes in insurance reimbursement, the way doctors make money has changed. More non-core doctors started performing cosmetic procedures and essentially, nothing is considered off limits.
Be careful when looking into a doctor, there are many unqualified doctors (even ones who have a medical license) who say they are board-certified and pass themselves off as cosmetic dermatologists.
So what are you to do? Do your homework first and foremost. Verify that your doctor is board-certified, in good standing and qualified to perform the procedures that he or she claims they can do. It’s better to see a board-certified dermatologist because they are well-versed in the treatment and should something go wrong, they have a better understanding of how to treat it.
Follow these steps to make sure your doctor is properly certified:
• Make sure the person you are going to see is a board-certified doctor.
• Check your state’s medical board. This will provide information on your doctor’s license and any complaints against him.
• Review the doctor’s training, credentials and how much experience he has. Check to see if they are affiliated with the main dermatology societies.
The Kopelson Clinic offers a myriad of advanced dermatological treatments and procedures, Dr. Kopelson and his staff provide personalized clinical suggestions and cosmetic dermatology services to customize each patient’s specific medical and cosmetic concerns.
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