Choosing A Plastic Surgeon – Board Certification – David Reath Knoxville Plastic Surgeon


Hi again. It’s time to announce the winner
of our Truth-O-Meter Tuesday question. And pretty much everybody got the question
right. And for me, as a plastic surgeon who is very concerned with the level of care that
my patients and other patients receive, this is a big issue.
What we asked was, or what we said that the membership of the American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgeons are all surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
And the answer is most definitely false. In fact, almost–to my knowledge–there are
no board certified plastic surgeons who are members of the American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgeons. These are physicians from other specialties,
some are surgeons, some who are not, who have had no formal training in plastic surgery
such as a residency. They have not taken the certifying examinations
as most of us who are board certified have to take, and decided that they want to do
cosmetic surgery. It’s very confusing for people out there who
are wondering who to see. But we can make it very simple for you.
You want to see a board certified plastic surgeon, you want him to be a member of the
American Society of Plastic Surgeons. You just need to look for this.
You see this logo, you’re with the right person. So thank you for everybody who answered, and
thank you to everybody who’s choosing wisely when they come to see a plastic surgeon.
But now the most important thing is our winner. Jamie Holidoo, you’re our winner and you get
a $100 gift card. Come on into our office, pick that up, we’d love to see you.
For everybody out there, thank you for playing. Stay tuned, we’ll have another quesiton next
week.

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