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How would you check a plastic surgeon's malpractice record?
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Check State Website
Most states have a board of medicine website and the licenses and disciplinary actions against doctors are listed on the website.
Check your state board of medicine.

In brief: Check State Website
Most states have a board of medicine website and the licenses and disciplinary actions against doctors are listed on the website.
Check your state board of medicine.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Realize that boards and national organizations may only report malpractice suits when the judgment is above a certain amount. Google your plastic surgeon and ask the doctors and nurses in town who does a good job.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Go online
Check national and state databases that list the complaints or status of a physician's license.
The state department of health or speciality board website will usually reveal the more adverse issues surrounding a physician's status. I would not trust online reviews since these are extremely subjective and also subject to tampering.

In brief: Go online
Check national and state databases that list the complaints or status of a physician's license.
The state department of health or speciality board website will usually reveal the more adverse issues surrounding a physician's status. I would not trust online reviews since these are extremely subjective and also subject to tampering.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: State medical board
If there was a final judgement, there may be a public record available through a lexis-nexus search if you have access.
Otherwise, state medical and licensing boards usually have public records of censured physicians or restrictions on practice.

In brief: State medical board
If there was a final judgement, there may be a public record available through a lexis-nexus search if you have access.
Otherwise, state medical and licensing boards usually have public records of censured physicians or restrictions on practice.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Ronald Holzman
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Local med society.
You can search you doctor on line at your local county or state medical society.
You may also be able to call them and they may be able to give you the info or direct you where to get it another way is to go to your state court web page and query your doctors name for law suits.

In brief: Local med society.
You can search you doctor on line at your local county or state medical society.
You may also be able to call them and they may be able to give you the info or direct you where to get it another way is to go to your state court web page and query your doctors name for law suits.
Dr. Ronald Holzman
Dr. Ronald Holzman
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Dr. Terrence Higgins
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Go to Board website
You are able to check on the american board of plastic surgery website and state medical boards.

In brief: Go to Board website
You are able to check on the american board of plastic surgery website and state medical boards.
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Dr. Terrence Higgins
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