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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 6, 2014--Jonathan Kaplan, MD, MPH, FACS, with Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery (PHPS), San Francisco, today announced the launch of a personalized concierge-type practice for his nonsurgical and surgical patients which will save them an average of 20 percent for treatment over 12 months. Concierge medicine offers a return to “old style” traditional doctor-patient relationships with more personalized service.
Jonathan Kaplan, MD, MPH, FACS (Photo: Business Wire)
"Paying for more care and better access is a growing trend in healthcare,” said Dr. Kaplan, a board certified plastic surgeon. “The genesis of concierge care developed after years of declining reimbursement forced doctors to see more patients in less time to cover their overhead. To reverse the trend, some primary care doctors sought a new way to provide personalized, time intensive care to fewer patients. We think this is a perfect match for plastic surgery, which is typically geared toward healthy patients who want and can pay for elective procedures.”
The nonsurgical package includes:
Botox/Xeomin every three months Fillers every six months Free parking during appointments Obagi skin care products every three months Monthly facials Calls with Dr. Kaplan via private phone number House calls to surrounding area After-hours and weekend scheduling The surgical package includes all of the above plus the cosmetic surgical procedure of choice. It includes operating room (OR) fees for in-office accredited OR, anesthesia fees, implants, garments, cosmetic insurance and post-operative pain medication.
Dr. Kaplan said, “Most concierge cosmetic surgery practices focus on out-of-town patients traveling in for surgery. In that context, the term concierge was more about offering assistance with travel, transportation and booking a hotel.” He added, “My goal is to give the patient a total, all-inclusive package of services and greater access to a doctor, for a better value.”
For more information, visit http://www.pacificheightsplasticsurgery.com.
About Dr. Kaplan
After completing his plastic surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic where he was trained by the team that performed the first US face transplant, Dr. Kaplan practiced in Baton Rouge before acquiring Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery. He is the founder and CEO of www.BuildMyBod.com which offers consumers a complete database of procedure pricing for board certified plastic surgeons in their specific geographic areas.
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CONTACT: for Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery
Susan Tellem, APR, RN, BSN
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: WOMEN SURGERY HEALTH OTHER HEALTH RETAIL COSMETICS CONSUMER MEN
SOURCE: Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery
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