"I can't stress how important it is for patients to find out if their skin care physician is board-certified dermatologist and their certification is current," Dr. Plott.
Keller, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Dr. R. Todd Plott, founder of Dermatology Alliance-Keller, knows the importance of being a board-certified dermatologist in Fort Worth, Texas. This is why he completed his recertification examination one year in advance. Administered by the American Board of Dermatology, recertification is required every 10 years to ensure skills have been maintained and the highest standards of dermatology care are being practiced.
According to Dr. Plott, many patients don't realize the importance of using a dermatologist in Fort Worth who is board-certified. Being a dermatologist requires an additional three years of specialized training in skin diseases beyond completion of a four-year medical school, one-year internship, residency, and obtaining a medical license.
"To become a board-certified dermatologist, a trainee must pass an extensive two day exam to demonstrate their advanced skills, knowledge and experience. Dermatologists are required to stay up-to-date with the changes in medicine by attending 24 hours of ongoing training each year and pass a recertification exam every 10 years," explains Dr. Plott. "No other specialty of physician receives as much training in caring for the skin as a dermatologist. This is why dermatologists are uniquely qualified to care for your skin."
Known as the Maintenance of Certification (MOC), the requirements for recertification as a dermatologist consist of four components:
- Evidence of professional standing.
- Evidence of commitment to lifelong learning and periodic self-assessment.
- Evidence of cognitive expertise.
- Evaluation of performance in practice
"I can't stress how important it is for patients to find out if their skin care physician is board-certified dermatologist and their certification is current," Dr. Plott states. "Dermatologists treat more than 3000 skin, hair, and nail diseases, including various surgical procedures such as the removal of skin cancers. It is imperative to put your dermatology needs in the hands of a board-certified physician."
For more information about board-certified dermatologist in Keller, Dr. Todd Plott, or to make an appointment at Dermatology Alliance-Keller, go http://www.dermatologyalliancekeller.com or call 817-431-6555.
About Dermatology Alliance- Keller
Dr. Todd Plott opened Dermatology Alliance-Keller in May 2011 as a full service dermatology practice specializing in acne treatment, skin diseases and cosmetic correction of aging skin. Since entering private practice in the Dallas Fort Worth area in 2008, Dr. Plott married Dr. Angela Bowers-Plott, founder of Southlake Dermatology, and the two practices work closely together to provide the most advanced dermatology treatments and products to patients throughout Northeast Tarrant County. For more information, go to http://www.dermatologyalliancekeller.com or call 817-431-6555.