Saturday, February 26, 2011

Should Your Hyperbaric Physician Be Board Certified?

Every doctor knows the difference between holding a license to practice and earning board certification in a medical specialty, and every patient should know the difference, too. "How to become a licensed, board certified doctor," by pediatrician Roy Benaroch MD on, offers some helpful insight into the board certification process and its value to the patient. Benaroch concludes:

Is your doctor board-certified? He or she ought to be—or have a good excuse to have skipped or delayed this step. If you don’t know, ask.

Specifically, you should ask your doctor if her or his certification is up-to-date, as most boards require education, exams, and other qualifying steps every 7-10 years.

The UHMS keeps a list of board certified undersea and hyperbaric physicians. ProfilePlus listings on HyperbaricLink include information on physician board certification, and we give you a rundown of the professional organizations that train, accredit, and certify hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment centers and clinicians.

O2.0 is the news blog of HyperbaricLink, the independent web guide to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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