Dr. Goldberg is Director of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, Director of Mohs Surgery and laser research, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School.
Dr. Cosmetic has a thriving cosmetic dermatology practice. He treats thousands of patients each year with a variety of lasers, fillers and botulinum toxins. One year ago, he treated a patient with botulinum toxin who, after paying her bill, died in his office from a heart attack. Although saddened by the death of his patient, he was somewhat comforted by the fact that his treatment had nothing to do with her untimely death.
Dr. Skin has a large, skin cancer-based practice in a large metropolitan area. Many of his patients are highly successful businessmen who travel extensively to many parts of the world for long periods of time.
Dr. Fat has always prided himself on providing his patients with leading dermatologic treatments. He is an avid reader of medical journals, and he attends dermatology meetings both in the United States and abroad to learn about the latest in both medical and cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Skin has a large dermatology practice with an emphasis on psoriasis. Many of his fellow dermatologists refer their most difficult patients to him. In fact, Dr. Skin prides himself in his ability to manage these most difficult psoriatic patients.
Dr. Practice is a dermatologist in a local community that has been hit hard by the recession. He has staff privileges in a local hospital that has been a great referral system for his predominantly medical dermatology practice. In an attempt to increase revenues, Dr. Practice joins the staff of a nearby competing hospital. Immediately, he begins to see an increase in his patient referrals, both from the emergency room and staff of the new hospital.
Dr. Fees has a large dermatology practice in an urban Midwestern community, Over the past two years, he has seen an increased number of people without health insurance. He has noted that uninsured patients may wait longer to come to the physician, but they eventually do show up. In fact, these patients have presented him with a unique economic advantage.
Dr. Head, a prominent dermatologist, has five years of experience using botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of migraine headaches. He knows that botulinum toxin injections are approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis and hyperkinetic glabellar lines, but he also is very comfortable treating a variety of wrinkles and headaches with these injections.