My question: how was this guy on television for years and no one ever questioned whether he was board certified or not?
Dr. Jan Adams, star of Discovery Channel and a pioneer surgery show that hit the screen before Extreme Makeover (Plastic Surgery, Before and After)…
Now he’s got troubles, we learn, alleged drinking issues, an array of malpractice suits and serious questions about precautions he took and how closely Donda West was monitored before and after surgery.
But we also learn he’s a general surgeon who has reportedly done a residency in plastic surgery and a fellowship in aesthetic surgery. That’s on his website. But my question is why didn’t he take his board exams for plastic surgery? That’s a big red flag…or did he take the boards and failed??
All questions that need to be answered, and harsh reminders why I dig into doctors’ education and work history before they get my Good Houskeeping Seal.
For example, a surgeon has to be board certified, to be a member of the Aesthetic Society, a prestigious group of top cosmetic surgeons for whom surgery is an art and a science…But to even become board certified, the first step to Olympus, you have practice a minimum of two years at the same place before you can apply for board certification.
I’d like to see Dr. Adams CV and check his dates…If Dr. Adams fudged his past, shame on him, but it’s an unregulated world of surgery with little oversight for the consumer. That’s why I urge a thorough and independent vetting of docs you are considering…and urge you ask them for other patients you can talk to…before you go under the knife.
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