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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Graduated in 1982
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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As Director of Pain Management and Anesthesiology Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, Dr. Axness is a firm believer in treating the whole patient. He believes it is difficult to deal with a patient s pain without addressing the whole person. Even though we feel that treatment that we give in the pain department is very important, there are many issues that go on, including spiritual issues, emotional issues, even logistical and financial issues. At CTCA, Dr. Axness works with a team of clinicians who help him address all the patient s needs, which he believes is beneficial to the patient in numerous ways. Typically in a community cancer type setting, you have a number of physicians who are positioned across the city. It's time consuming for the patients. It's frustrating to get from here to there. But there's also the issue regarding communication between physicians. Here at CTCA, it's a matter of walking 40 or 50 feet, meeting my colleagues in different areas to be able to discuss with them directly about the patient care that I'm doing, as well as what they're doing concurrently. That ability to consult with his colleagues is something Dr. Axness values and believes increases the level of care provided to patients. Here at CTCA, there's the opportunity to work exclusively in a heavily integrated model where communication is wonderful between not just the patients, but also with the other treating physicians. But for Dr. Axness, it is CTCA s Mother Standard of care that really makes the difference. The introduction of the concept of Mother Standard has really raised my standard of practice. It really makes me reflect on every single patient as to how I would want myself to be treated, my mother to be treated, any of my family to be treated. Not only does it really up the bar in terms of how I would treat a patient, it also increases my relationship with that patient and it generally works for a better outcome.