Board Certification Matters
Dr. Melander is now Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine!
What does it mean to be Board Certified?
Board Certification is not a requirement for physicians.
After graduating from medical school physicians are required to complete a residency, internship, and some additional medical education.
They are then eligible to take an exam for licensure in the state they wish to practice in. Once they pass this exam they are eligible, but not required to become Board Certified.
To obtain Board Certification, physicians are required to log extensive hours of specialty-specific training in addition to passing an exam. Physicians who seek Board Certification have gone above and beyond the basic requirements of their profession to provide optimal care to their patients.
To learn more about the importance of Board Certification and the specific requirements please visit health.usnews.com
Why does it matter to you as a patient if your physician is Board Certified?
When looking for a physician for yourself or a loved one you want someone who is highly qualified and dedicated to providing unprecedented care.
You can be confident that the physician treating your condition is skilled and knowledgeable in their specialty.
Furthermore, your Board Certified physician is an expert in their field.
Your Board Certified doctor is meeting a higher standard of care and is being held to this standard by not only the patients they treat but their peers and superiors.
For more information about Board Certification please visit certificationmatters.org
Make an appointment with Dr. Melander to see the difference in care he provides to his patients with his dual Board Certifications in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Call 636-627-7678 to make an appointment.