Medicine: It?s funny. Admit it. Plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, M.D., remembers sitting in medical school anatomy class. It was the class taught by Dr. Gaw, who he thought might have been reincarnated from her previous life as Attila the Hun, “In the form of an 85-year-old nightmare” who lived to terrorize Dr. Youn and the other medical school students.
Cosmetic surgeons who have something they want to write on a public forum might turn to blogging. When done correctly, this online commentary is good for business, according to one expert.
Cosmetic surgeons who are turning to social media to boost business are finding there's a dark side. Experts weigh in on how to handle negative comments and reviews.
In today's modern and increasingly competitive cosmetic practices, it's imperative that cosmetic consults are perfectly executed in order to keep patients satisfied. Anything short of perfection may result in unhappy clients, which could be of acute concern to the physician and office staff.
Given the financial challenges facing today's typical American consumer, indulging in elective cosmetic surgery might seem a bit superfluous. The best way to help these patients see their facelift or blepharoplasty as a "need to have" rather than a "want to have" is to address the overall patient by focusing on the symbiotic relationship between their Aesthetic and emotional well-being.
Clinicians who are using permanent fillers in their practice should take a more exhaustive approach to the informed consent process with their patients, according to a member of the Ontario council for the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
Electronic medical records and business software packages can do more for a practice than save paper. Several doctors who have made the move discuss what influenced their decision to go paperless and why they won't go back.
Computer- and Web-based tools deliver a refined human-resources concept sometimes called work-force optimization but more commonly referred to as human capital management (HCM).
Creative 'change': In a stormy economy, novel patient financing options for cosmetic procedures can be a silver lining
ln tough economic times, patients are especially likely to seek alternatives to traditional payment methods for cosmetic surgery. And finance companies are responding with creative programs that allow patients to get their Botox or tummy tucks without having to take out traditional loans or maxing out their credit cards.
New York — Transforming a day spa into a medical spa brings with it a whole complement of new challenges — from appropriate medical staffing to government compliance issues.