Here at ICLS, we understand that you want those with the proper training, expertise and knowledge to perform your procedures. Whether it’s plastic surgery, skin spa, or dermatology treatments, you deserve to know why you should trust a particular doctor to work on your body.
Dr. Khanna, Dr. Sapra, and Dr. Zamani are all highly-trained specialists that continually provide patients in Oakville, Toronto, and the surrounding areas with the very best care, services, and results.
But what is a specialist, and why should I choose them over any other doctor? We want to be as transparent as possible with our team of experts’ exceptional qualifications, which is why we developed this list of questions that you should consider before making your decision.
What Should I Look for While Choosing a Specialist?
Seeing a specialist means that you are entrusting your care to someone who has gone to extra lengths to receive education and training on a specific area of expertise. Specializing typically requires several years of training beyond their initial medical degree. It also includes extended time practicing among their peers before forging out on their own. When it comes to choosing a specialist for elective reasons, such as plastic surgery or dermatology, it’s essential to know what to look for.
What is the Specialist’s Title?
This can be tricky, as there are several ways for a doctor to present themselves. There are proper titles you should look for that adhere to the guidelines of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. For instance, Dr. Khanna is a “plastic surgeon.” This means that she is accredited, certified and has completed all the added training required to hold that title. A “cosmetic surgeon,” on the other hand, is not a title held in standing with the highest standards of certification. This title is often used by doctors who, although they may be legally permitted to conduct cosmetic operations, have not endeavored to complete the formal training required for the title of plastic surgeon.
What Certifications does the Specialist Hold?
Understanding which medical boards they are accredited by and where they are licensed to practice is crucial when you are seeking the best specialist. A doctor search on the CPSO website is a great place to start when searching for a specialized doctor. This will also tell you how long they have been licensed to practice in their specialty or if they have any restrictions or previous issues with their practice. If you search Dr. Sapra, for example, you will find that he has been a certified specialist in dermatology for many years and has privileges at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
What are the Specialist’s Ratings and Experience?
Ratings and experience are usually the most sought-after information when seeking a specialist, but you should be mindful of where you search. When it comes to accurate ratings and reviews, RateMD and RealSelf are the most long-standing. You should also be sure to check Google ratings and the doctor’s website before you make a decision. Our doctors are all top-rated in the Toronto area for their fantastic care, professionalism and cutting-edge procedures. We encourage you to view our specialists about pages to learn more about their advanced qualifications and certifications.
To learn more about how ICLS’s specialists can help you look your best, call our office at 905.842.2262 or schedule a consultation today!