Don't Believe Everything You See on TV

11/15/2007 4:39 PM PST

Don't Believe Everything You See on TV

If the tarnished record of Dr. Jan Adams is any indication, someone who is a doctor on TV is not automatically the person you should choose.

You want a little plastic surgery?

Make sure your doc is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Check with your state's Medical Board to make sure your doctor is in good standing and there is no discipline pending or past.

Find out if the doc has been sued for malpractice and how the case(s) turned out.

Talk to people who have had experience with that doc.