We Asked! What’s the best thing you have changed in the past 5 years?

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“I have changed my outlook on life and what I expect from it.”
Marcel Daniels, M.D., F.A.C.S., Long Beach, CA

“We have implemented new areas in the face that can be beautified with LiveFill, permanent live facial filler.”
Brent Moelleken, M.D., F.A.C.S., Beverly Hills, CA

“That is so hard to answer because I am constantly changing everything. Excellence is a journey and requires continual tinkering. I am always changing our forms, letterhead, cleaning service, patient consents, website, blog, marketing, etc. It drives some of my staff nuts, but you have to change to progress.”
Dr. Joe Niamtu, M.D., Midlothian, VA.

“Becoming a vegetarian.”
F.R. Noodleman, M.D., F.A.C.S., Campbell, CA

“Hiring another physician to work with me.”
~Anonymous

“Incorporating yoga into my daily routine, it compliments my professional and personal life.”
Dr. Lavinia Chong, M.D., F.A.C.S., Newport Beach, CA

“I’ve empowered my staff to make decisions on their own when patient care or happiness can be improved by their timely action with the underlying philosophy to treat all patients as if they were family.”
Russell W.H. Kridel, M.D., F.A.C.S., Houston, TX

“After many years in practice, I finally realized the importance of personally seeing my post op patients frequently instead of delegating it to our nurses.”
Harrison H. Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S., Beverly Hills, CA

“Approach to facelift surgery – integrating both laser lipolysis assisted contouring of the lower face and neck and structural fat grafting have had a profound impact on initial outcomes and long term results. A close second would be “rebooting” the office computer infrastructure (to iMacs) and transitioning to Electronic Medical Records.”
J. David Holcomb, M.D. Sarasota, FL

“I spend more time with each new patient to really get to know their goals and aspirations.”
Steven J. Pearlman, M.D., F.A.C.S., New York, NY

“I added Anti-Aging Medicine and Regenerative Medicine to the practice to keep patients healthier and younger.”
Kedy Jao. D.O., F.A.A.F.P., La Mirada, CA

“The way I select patients. I am more careful about who I operate on and less anxious to take on all newcomers. You cannot satisfy everyone!”
Andrew Frankel, M.D., F.A.C.S., Beverly Hills, CA

“Hired and developed a dedicated, caring and service-oriented staff with a common vision of the practice.”
Michael J. Will, DDS, M.D., F.A.C.S., Ijamsville, MD

“Taking a risk and building out my surgery center.”
Vishal Kapoor, M.D., Beverly Hills, CA

“Started our own skin care line, MD Performance® Professional Skin Care.”
Juris Bunkis, M.D., F.A.C.S., Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

“More advantages to tissue expansion for reconstruction and facial aesthetics.”
Toby G. Mayer, M.D., F.A.C.S., Beverly Hills, CA

“I have emphasized less involved procedures with preventative treatments such as skincare at a young age.”
Richard W. Fleming, M.D., F.A.C.S., Beverly Hills, CA

“The number one best thing I’ve changed in the last five years is the location of my practice from the Atlanta, GA area (which I loved ) to the United States Virgin Islands (which I love more) – no comparison!”
Brian Bacot, M.D., St Thomas, VI

“By diet and exercise, I have put myself into the best possible shape and form.”
Kevin Sadati, M.D., Newport Beach, CA