New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2008
Assisting consumers in finding qualified doctors for cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery is the goal of AmericasCosmeticDoctors.com a website developed by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, the publisher of America's Top Doctors. The newly launched website http://www.AmericasCosmeticDoctors.com is the ONLY website that profiles more than 5,000 physicians whose credentials were screened by a physician-directed research team to be certain they are qualified to deliver cosmetic care. And thousands more appropriately trained, qualified and screened dermatologists, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists with training in facial plastic surgery and occuloplastic ophthalmologists will be added to the site in the coming months. This vetted directory is totally free of charge for consumers to view and basic profiles are offered free to all qualified physicians.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, plastic surgery procedures maintained steady growth in 2007, and cosmetic plastic surgery spending increased 9 percent to $12.4 billion. With some indicators that economic issues may well result in a slow-down of this trend in 2008, it becomes even more important that a consumer who is making the decision to have any type of cosmetic procedure chooses wisely when considering their physician. And In the cosmetic field, the results can be unhappy patients - or worse - some disfigured ones, with current estimates from experts that the number of "botched jobs" that cosmetic surgeons have had to fix has grown 20-30% in the last 4-5 years alone.
Dr. John J. Connolly, Castle Connolly's President & CEO, recommends that consumers considering cosmetic care focus on physicians in only those specialties appropriately trained: plastic surgery; otolaryngology; ophthalmology; and dermatology. He suggests the doctors should be board certified in one of these specialties and can demonstrate additional specific cosmetic training for the types of procedures or treatments the consumer is seeking. Also, he recommends checking on their disciplinary history to make sure the doctor doesn't have professional problems or issues.
About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. was founded in 1991 by John K. Castle, (Chairman) and John J. Connolly, Ed.D. (President and CEO). It achieves its mission to be America's trusted and authoritative source for identifying quality healthcare information through: publication of its acclaimed consumer guides, such as America's Top Doctors® and America's Top Doctors® for Cancer; its online Top Doctors database; "Top Doctors" features in conjunction with numerous leading national and regional magazines and publications; and, various consumer and business-oriented online partnerships.
For further information contact: Jennifer Mojave, Corporate Services Manager, (212) 367-8400 ext. 35.