How to Check Doctors' Real Reviews and Results?
- Asked by blackula in miami, fl
- 4 years ago
I went in for a consultation, was very impressed: great staff, very nice doctor. I went home researched other places, decided to go with the doctor I interviewed with.
My question is, how do I find out more about him? His reviews are all good and seems a bit suspect, as in, they aren't all real. But I never got the feeling of anything bad or foul in his office or when touring the facilities.
He is board certified and well known in the media, but how do I find out more about his procedure reviews and results other than his pics online?
Checking out doctors
Of course you need to check for all the credentials which are easy to do via your state medical board. But a call to your gynecologist might be helpful since many of them know plastic surgeons well. All women who undergo plastic surgery eventually get back to their gynecologist or internist. I would rely more on the doctor's opinion that the media coverage. In fact, it is often an inverse relationship: the more reputable the doctor, the less he is in the media.
You might also ask to speak to former patients with similar concerns as yours. That is probably more revealing than photos.
I would ask what makes you suspect that reviews are not real. If that is true and verifiable, that might be a red flag. Companies, and individuals, have been prosecuted for false advertising for using bogus reviews or testimonials. At worse, it would signal an ethical breech of practice behavior and I would urge you to steer clear.
Facial Procedure? Facial Plastic Surgeon
Choosing a surgeon is can be complicated. As I have stated on other posts, rely on Reputation, Results, Rapport, and board certification.
It also stands to reason that when choosing a surgeon, you see someone who specializes in the area you are interested. If you are considering facial rejuvenation, I recommend you see a Facial Plastic Surgeon, certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery (ABFPRS).
The Right Way to Select a Plastic Surgeon?
Web reference: http://www.DrArmandoSoto.com
Selecting the right doctor
Selecting the right plastic surgeon is a difficult process. Beyond Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, you want to meet the doctor and spend significant time with him or her to see if you click, you want to see many un-retouched photos of their patients that appeal to you, check with your gynecologist or primary care provider and go with your instinct. It sounds like you have found a good one already!
Web reference: http://www.randcosmeticsurgery.com
Plastic Surgeon Search
It seems like you have done your research so I am not sure what you are of suspect. You need to see his before and afters and do your research. Once all that has been done and if you are happy with the surgeon and your consultation then there really is not much more to do. You could ask to talk to some of his patients that have undergone the same procedure.
Web reference: http://www.feplasticsurgery.com
Selecting the right doctor
Very tough thing to check for everything. First check the person's board certification. Ask around to see if people are happy with his results and the care that was given. Speak to the staff and see how they respond to you. Look at photos. And then choose after you have a consultation and feel comfortable with the doctor.
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