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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted virtually every American industry. In many instances, state and local shutdown orders have required businesses to close, and even “essential” businesses have...

MedEsthetics March 2020

In the past several months, you may have noticed ads, social media posts, articles, videos and training events talking about an “incredible” new injection device that can place hyaluronic acid...

MedEsthetics October 2019

It’s common for healthcare facilities, including private practices, to contract out services such as bill collection, accounting, legal, lab work or transcription services. But farming out this...

MedEsthetics July/August 2019

One thing I love about the medspa industry is that medspa owners and providers continue to innovate in their marketing, branding and businesses. This is also one reason it’s difficult to keep...

MedEsthetics Jan/Feb 2019

Informed consent—the idea that patients have the right to make their own decisions about their medical treatments—first appeared in court rulings in the early 20th century. It was codified into...

Regulations on physician gift giving and receipt

Giving and receiving gifts is a normal occurrence in most people’s personal and professional lives. Yet, physicians are restricted from most forms of gift giving and receiving under both state and...