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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.
No malpractice history found for West Virginia.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.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 1995
Completed in 1996
Completed in 1999
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Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
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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Education and Certification Dr. Zane Lazer was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He started college at age 16 and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine as one of the youngest students in the history of the medical school. He published papers on surgical techniques while performing research at Harvard Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology eye surgery training at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Lazer is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Lazer has a special interest in state-of-the-art eyelid surgery utilizing the Carbon Dioxide Laser. The Carbon Dioxide Laser reduces the risks of bleeding and bruising associated with eyelid surgery and allows for much quicker recovery compared to traditional surgery with a scalpel. Dr. Lazer also has a special interest in new technologies for cataract surgery, including presbyopia-correcting Advanced Technology implants, toric implants, relaxing incisions for astigmatism, and the use of topographic data for implant selection.
Personal Pursuits Dr. Lazer is a native of Winchester, VA. He and his wife have one daughter. He enjoys reading international fiction and loves to travel overseas. He is learning how to sail a 19-foot sailboat. Dr. Lazer is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ely Chapman Foundation.
Our group is focused on your two most important senses: sight and hearing. We understand that as time goes by these senses are the first to begin losing their clarity.
We are here to help you maintain your eye and ear health as effectively as possible. Our professional staff are experts in their respective fields and are here to assist you with a variety of procedures and resources to ensure positive, long term results.
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