The team at United Medical Credit understands the planning and preparation needed to obtain a cosmetic, bariatric, fertility, dental or lasik procedure. We want to make the process as easy as possible for you. So, we hope you enjoy the following links. We believe these websites are the most credible for learning about the changes you want to make.
For General Healthcare and General Procedures:
The best place to start for general healthcare information is Web MD. You will always find reputable information on FDA approvals, new medications, procedure information and overall health.
For Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeries:
Before you follow through with your cosmetic or plastic surgery, you should always check to see if your doctor is certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). These certifications and organizations are different than the medical board’s certification. These two certifications go the extra step!
There is also the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
To go even further, some cosmetic surgeons obtain a American College of Surgeons (FACS) membership. Members of FACS perform their cosmetic procedures with a higher level of standards and receive continuous education for their practice.
For Bariatric Procedures:
Bariatric procedures require a higher degree of research before following through. Bariatrics affects your health and livelihood. So, the team at United Medical Credit believes that the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is a great place to start your research for your bariatric procedure.
For Fertility Procedures:
The American Fertility Association (AFA) has the most comprehensive information for starting your own family, all fertility procedures, cost and adoption. Starting a family can be the most important part of your life, so get your information from the most reputable source.
For Dental & Cosmetic Dental:
If you plan to have non-cosmetic dental work done, you should use the American Dental Association (ADA) for all of your information.
On the other hand, if you plan to have cosmetic dental work done, a great website to look into is American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
For Eye & Lasik:
For all eye procedures, you should see if your doctor is certified by the American College of Eye Surgerons (ACES) & American Board of Eye Surgery (ABES). You can also find some valuable information on any procedure type.
Lastly, there are many forums on the internet with valuable and not so valuable information about your procedures. The team at UMC believes forums can be a great place to learn about financing, experiences with doctors and your procedures. Just be careful on what you read in a forum because you never know who is writing it!