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Over 60 Years In Queens County

Thank you so much for all your help. You are a true God send and I feel blessed for having your assistance. Wishing you and your family well wishes and a Happy New Year too!

Thank you for “services rendered” to my complete satisfaction. On that note, a special thank you to Judy Ramirez and Veronica Fuentes for their many contributions. With your knowledge and experience...

Thank you for doing such a great job representing my son on the purchase of his condo. As I am sure you could tell, he was very nervous about the whole thing, been waiting for the other shoe to...

On behalf of the family of the Estate of Marlene U., I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the law firm of Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP for its unwavering commitment...

I feel blessed that somehow your firm in and my life crossed because the result is the quality of my mother’s life in respect to current and future needs is secure …

Dear Martin and Ira, thank you so much for working so hard on my case for so many years. My life changed 10 years ago when this occurred. I'm glad this chapter of my life has closed.

Just wanted to express how happy I am with your firm. I have known you for over 15 years starting with the purchase of my first home and when I continued utilizing your services when...

Words can not fully express how grateful and impressed I am with your outstanding services. Working with you and your staff not only made me feel comfortable and reassured but ...

I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your efforts over the last two years regarding my case. Your attention to the details surrounding-my case was second to none...

Me sentir bien comoda con mi dos abogados, el Sr. Martin y el Sr. Futterman, que me trataron mi caso con mucha delicadeza y puecieron mucho tiempo en mi case

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Understanding board certification

Most in Queens, while perhaps not familiar with the exact meaning, at the very least understand the concept of board certification when it comes to physicians. That understanding may prompt most to only consider board-certified doctors when researching their provider options. The assumption is that only board-certified doctors have been approved to practice within a certain medical discipline. Thus, why would one consider seeing a doctor that has not been given that approval? Yet this is where the difference between having an understanding of this idea and knowing what it actually means comes into play. 

Doctors become eligible to practice medicine when they become licensed by the state in which they work following the completion of medical school and the appropriate residencies. Once licensed, doctors can practice within a medical specialty without being board certified. According to the American Board of Medical Specialties, board certification is a completely voluntary process. Whereas licensure signifies that a doctor has met the minimum competency requirements in order to practice, board certification means he or she has followed peer-developed standards in order to demonstrate expertise. 

Knowing this, one might think that board certified physicians are able to produce much better results than those that have not met those standards. However, data shared by U.S. News & World Report states that no evidence exists that suggests that board certification has an impact on patient outcomes. This seems to imply that a doctor that is not certified, along with being able to practice in a certain specialty, may be able to perform equally as well as one who is. There are some who even suggest that maintaining board certification may even place an unnecessary burden on doctors already required to participate in continuing education in order to retain their licenses. 

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