A couple of weeks ago my wife received this in the mail.
Last year I blogged about a similar honor that I received from the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. That eminent organization had named me a top surgeon. I was a little skeptical because at the time, I had been retired for two years.
I am sure the vetting process for my wife’s inclusion was quite thorough. However, they may have been mistaken about some important criteria.
For one thing, she is not an orthopedic surgeon. In fact, she isn't even a doctor. She is a nurse and manages an office for a large group of orthopedists. She is pretty good at reading x-rays and is a whiz at organization, staff management, patient interactions, suture removal, and fitting crutches. Maybe that counts for something.
From the format of the letters and the mention of the "renowned publication, The Leading Physicians of the World," it looks like the International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons might be run by the same outfit as the International Association of Healthcare Professionals.
The website does not list the cost but here are the benefits of being selected: wall plaque of achievement, leading physician feature video, leading physician press release, leading physician specialist online exposure, physician feature website, and [my favorite] endorsement of credentials.
We look forward to the selection of our dog Bailey as perhaps one of the leading neurosurgeons of the world.
I think she qualifies because she has been dead for three years.