In an article on Medical News Today, consumers are warned to check their physicians credentials due to the suspension of an Arizona doctor.

On July 10, the Arizona Medical Board announced that it had suspended the license of an internal medicine doctor due to several liposuction procedures that had resulted in his patients’ deaths. The doctor is not named in the article.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) would like to make the public aware of the requirements for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons:

– Graduate from an accredited medical school
– Complete a combination of at least five years of general surgery and plastic surgery residency training
– Pass comprehensive oral and written exams.

Doctors that are ASPS certified are also required to attend continuing education classes and adhere to a strict code of ethics.

Always do your homework and check out your doctor, especially if you are having elective surgery and have time to check them out even more thoroughly! Be in charge of your own care and those that are performing services for you. When it comes to your health, there should be no shortcuts!

Bo Frith