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Complicated question: Malpractice actions can often be found by checking with your state medical board. For elective cosmetic surgery, your comfort with your surgeon is more important than "stats, " as it is impossible to apply statistics to an individual patient. Do your homework, see a number of different board certified surgeons, and be completely comfortable with all your questions answered before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many sites: Just google the name. Keep in mind getting anonymous advice about a doctor is not the best way to find one. Start by asking other doctors you already trust. When looking for a surgical specialist, or nurses are the single best resource. They see it all while patients sleep! you'll see a picture emerge as you ask more people and the same names come up. ...Read more
Stool sample: The next time you pass a worm or segment of a worm, bring it is as a stool specimen to your physician (don’t handle it directly with your hands). The type of worm can be identified in a laboratory. ...Read more
Examination: We listen, feel and sometimes look. We use the stethoscope to listen to the breath sounds. Sometimes we assess the lungs by thumping on the chest and/or feel the quality of the vibrations transmitted. The other technique is to look by way of a chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Web search: Check the website for your state department of medicine to see if there are any reported actions or problems. You can also see if the doctor is certified. If certified then you can check the with the certification agency to check about the doctor. ...Read more
Board of Medicine: Check his credentials on the board of medicine website for the state he practices in. You can also check if he is board certified on the website for the board of his specialty. ...Read more
Not ethical: One way or the other health care providers should be as truthful as possible with patients.Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
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