From Hell to Healing
In 2009 I sold a private Internal Medicine practice that I had spent 7 years developing to a local hospital, in order to focus my attention more completely on aesthetic and regenerative medicine. In the decade since then, I will occasionally be asked if I “miss” traditional medicine. The good news is I don’t miss the rat race of arguing with insurance companies, uncompensated work hours, and being forced to see more and more ill patients in less and less time in a setting of increased documentation requirements and inadequate support staff. Sad, but true. Fortunately and simultaneously, advances in alternative and regenerative medicine were opening up exciting opportunities for providers to treat medical conditions that in some cases were inadequately addressed with traditional medicine drug intervention. Enter the modern-day medical spa, where treatments go beyond the “fluff and buff”.