Springfield, MO (PRWEB) December 04, 2012
The American Board of Ophthalmology recently recognized eye surgeon Kenneth W. Neu, MD, of Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center as having successfully completed its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.
Dr. Neu, a glaucoma specialist and cataract surgeon, was already board-certified in Ophthalmology. Although his certification was not due for renewal until 2016, he challenged himself to complete the MOC process early.
MOC assesses the knowledge, experience, and skills requisite to delivering high-quality ophthalmic care, and successful completion signifies a commitment to lifelong learning and continuous improvement. Candidates for maintenance of certification must provide evidence of professional standing and demonstrate a high level of commitment to continuing medical education. They are required to take a closed-book examination that measures clinical knowledge considered fundamental to delivering quality ophthalmic care, as well as knowledge specific to the individual’s practice specialty. A sampling of patient charts is reviewed to assess practice performance. Candidates are given 10 years to complete the demanding MOC process.
“The process is quite arduous, and it never truly ends,” said Dr. Neu. “My preparation for my next MOC, due in 2026, begins now, because we are experiencing a time of tremendous growth in knowledge and the treatments we can offer, and my patients deserve the best.”
Appointments to see Dr. Kenneth Neu can be scheduled by calling Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center at (417) 886-3937.