While a medical license tells you the doctor meets the minimum competencies to provide your care, board certification is an additional, voluntary step a doctor can take to prove competency and skill in a certain specialty, such as the specialty of plastic surgery. Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery tells you that the surgeon has met certain education requirements and has passed certain examinations, both of which demonstrate the surgeon's knowledge, skill and experience in the field of plastic surgery. Both Dr. Jeremy Williams and Dr. Christopher Williams are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Prior to becoming board certified, the doctor must have completed at least:
- Four years of pre-med education at a university
- An M.D. degree from a medical school
- Five years in an accredited residency program, with at least two years of the residency concentrated in plastic surgery
Then, to earn certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the doctor must:
- Pass rigorous written and oral exams
- Be evaluated by his or her peers serving on the Board
- Demonstrate a commitment to patient safety and ethical care
Although board certification is important, it's also important to use your own discretion and judgment in choosing a plastic surgeon. Board certification does not guarantee that a particular plastic surgeon is the right one for you. Take your time to get to know the surgeon's credentials and experience, and schedule a consultation to learn more about the practice and the plastic surgeon.
To schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with one of our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons in Lone Tree, Colorado, please contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery.