Dr. Loucinda Dampier comes to Blount Memorial

Cosmetic and general surgeon Dr. Loucinda Dampier has joined Blount Memorial's medical staff, and will see patients at the L.R. Dampier Cosmetic Surgery Center office, located in the Physician Office Building at 405 Blount Memorial in Maryville.

Dampier received her bachelor's degree in 1998 from the University of Georgia in Athens, and her medical degree from the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga., in 2002. She then completed a general surgical residency at the University of Florida and a cosmetic surgery fellowship at The Smith Plastic Surgery Institute in Las Vegas.

Dampier specializes in such procedures as breast lifts and augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction, surgical facial rejuvenation, scar and earlobe revision and otoplasty. Dampier is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and is board eligible by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as soon as she has completed her requisite 100 cases in private practice.

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scott.sattlermd#277184 writes:

This press release contains a mis-statement of fact.

"Dampier specializes in such procedures as breast lifts and augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction, surgical facial rejuvenation, scar and earlobe revision and otoplasty. Dampier is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in both general and cosmetic surgery."

There is NO board certification offered by the American Board of Surgery for 'cosmetic surgery'. Dr. Dampier should voluntarily correct this statement. It is confusing to patients who are searching for a plastic surgeon that is truly board-certified in cosmetic and plastic surgery.

Scott Sattler MD FACS

ldampier writes:

Dr. Sattler is correct in this statement. The press release was written by a source other than myself and was not submitted for my approval prior to publication. I was unaware of this error until it was brought to my attention on Thursday evening by my husband who was reading Blount Today. The press release should read, "Dampier is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and is board eligible by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as soon as she has completed her requisite 100 cases in private practice."

The American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (associated with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery) are different board entities that are both recognized by the American Medical Association. It should be noted that most board-certified plastic surgeons are not board-certified cosmetic surgeons and the reverse applies.

I apologize for any confusion this may have caused and am happy to answer any questions or concerns raised by this mistake.

For more information regarding the differences between cosmetic and plastic surgeons, please refer to the following websites.

http://www.americanboardcosmeticsurge...
https://www.abplsurg.org/

Loucinda R. Dampier, MD

showell writes:

The press release has been corrected. Thank you both for your attention to this matter.
Sherri Gardner Howell
Publisher
Blount Today

scott.sattlermd#277184 writes:

Dr. Dampier,

While it may be true that the American Medical Association 'recognizes' both the ABPS and ABCS, it is not the AMA's job to recognize a particular medical board's validity.

That is the function of the American Board of Medical Specialities (ABMS). The American Board of Plastic Surgery is a recognized board within the ABMS, the gold-standard of board certification.

It should be pointed out that The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is NOT recognized by the ABMS.

Furthermore, in April 2008, when the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery applied to the California State Medical board for subspecialty 'equivalancy' status in order to be recognized as legitimate board certification, this was rejected by the appelate court.

Hopefully this case will set a precedence for other state medical boards to reject American Board of Cosmetic Surgery's bid for legitamacy.

www.abms.org

Scott Sattler MD FACS

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