Legal

Can Employee Actions Outside of an Aesthetic Practice Cause Legal Problems?

Can Employee Actions Outside of an Aesthetic Practice Cause Legal Problems?

According to experts, the US Department of Labor is taking a closer look at how the medical industry conducts itself with regard to employment and staffing. Aesthetic Insider™ News has recently written about the various ways aesthetic surgeons can protect themselves and their practices when it comes to labor law. One area that has not been discussed […]

Top Employee Issues That Cause Legal Problems

Top Employee Issues That Cause Legal Problems

The aesthetic industry is rapidly growing in terms of patient awareness and practice growth. To keep up with this demand, physicians are expanding their practices with new procedures and increased staff. However, these changes are causing many oversights in terms of employee management, and can leave a physician vulnerable to unnecessary labor law issues and […]

Employment Law For Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons

Employment Law For Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons

In recent years the medical legal spotlight has been on patient privacy and legal protection for doctors from HIPAA violations. However, an area of the aesthetic medical practice that has been severely overlooked is employment law. It is reported that doctors are six times more likely to be sued by employees than they are by […]

The Secret to Effective Staff Management With Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez

The Secret to Effective Staff Management With Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez

Even with a pre-med degree in economics from Princeton University, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez, of RGV Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Care in Edinburg and Brownsville, TX, says running a medical practice comes with many employment issues that go beyond his medical and advanced business training and require assistance from experts in Human Resources and […]

Protect Your Practice With Expert HR Support

Protect Your Practice With Expert HR Support

Aesthetic physicians are realizing that their small medical practice is actually a small business, and like all businesses, employment laws can be a constant source of stress. Paul Edwards, CEO and Co-Founder of CEDR HR Solutions, which provides individually customized Employee Handbooks and HR support to healthcare offices across the United States, explains how these laws […]

Want To Prevent A Lawsuit? Read On!

Want To Prevent A Lawsuit? Read On!

It is an unfortunate fact of life that all doctors and their practices are easy targets for lawsuits regardless of merit. It is also highly possible that during almost every doctor’s professional career they will at some point need to defend themselves against a lawsuit and, should they lose, may find that a judgment against […]

Who’s Looking After Your Parent’s Money?

Who’s Looking After Your Parent’s Money?

Like everyone else, physicians have aging parents with personal and financial needs. But who will take the reins when your parents are no longer able to do so? What if the stress of managing your parents and their finances becomes a burden to you, or worse, causes fall outs within the family unit. Aesthetic MD […]

Where There’s Money There’s MISCHIEF!

Where There’s Money There’s MISCHIEF!

For one doctor it started with medical vendors thanking him for paying them twice in one month. For another doctor it started with a few missing checks. For both of them, they were seeing a shrinking profit margin, higher overhead, unnecessary purchases and undocumented bonuses. Busy with patients, staff requirements and insurance outlay, the doctors […]

Financial Red Flags

Over the past few years the US economy has been at its worst. Each day the media reports on financial disaster and bankruptcy. The medical community is not immune. We spoke with leading bankruptcy attorney, Michael N. Nicastro, Esq., of Nicastro Piscopo, a Professional Law Corporation, Costa Mesa, CA about this state of affairs. When examining patients […]

Recommending An Attorney To A Patient? PROTECT Yourself.

Recommending An Attorney To A Patient? PROTECT Yourself.

A patient enters your office for an examination relating to an injury. They tell you that they were involved in an accident and they describe the resulting injuries to you. At that moment, you are likely (and understandably) concerned more about the injuries and how to get the patient on the path to recovery rather […]