How to Research a Medical Specialist Referral
If you are referred to a specialist, you will probably want to research their credentials and qualifications.
The attorneys at Polewski & Associates have been successfully helping medical malpractice victims for more than 20 years. We provide our clients with highly personalized attention and the services of a board certified personal injury trial lawyer.
The World Wide Web
The wealth of information online makes it easier to verify your potential specialist’s expertise. But be wary, because the World Wide Web also makes it challenging to decipher what information is reputable and what is bogus.
Here are some tips for obtaining trustworthy information online:
- Find your state's licensing board to research basic credential information. Additional information about your potential specialist may also be found at one of these credential sites.
- If board certification is not listed on those sites, check separately to make sure your doctor is board-certified in the type of specialty you need. This can be done through a trusted organization like the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
- It is possible to gather pertinent and helpful information at ratings websites, but not always. Therefore, use your best judgment or ask friends and family members for recommendations.
- Check any history of medical malpractice suits or any type of disciplinary action by word-searching the doctor’s name in quotations marks, followed by the words medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and are looking for a qualified medical malpractice attorney, please contact Polewski & Associates today to schedule your consultation.