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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:27 pm | Updated: 3:07 pm, Wed Aug 21, 2013.

On your last visit to the doctor did you check to see if they are up to date on their continuing education, received a re-certification or had extra training in their specialty?

If not, you may want to check that your doctor is educated in the procedures they are performing. It is often up to the doctors to participate in extra training.

Many certifications are not a requirement, and doctors may not take the initiative. But, one Suncoast doctor is setting an example for others in the medical profession by successfully completing requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and has been re-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Cathleen McCabe, M.D. of the Eye Associates in Sarasota has performed more than 30,000 cataract surgeries and more than 17,000 LASIK procedures, she is passionate about the lifelong pursuit of education and of sharing her knowledge with others, which is why hold multiple certifications and continuing education credits and awards. She said, “As a physician, part of my commitment to providing excellent care is to continually strive to stay abreast of the more current information, surgical techniques and innovative methods of diagnosis and treatment in order to provide the highest level of care for my patients,”

The MOC focuses on six different categories including patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. The American Board of Ophthalmology also recognizes a seventh competency in surgical skills.

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