About IAPAM

The IAPAM was founded to help physicians add non-insurance medical procedures to their practice in a profitable manner. Since 2006, we have been providing hands-on, CME aesthetic medicine and medically supervised weight loss training programs. 1,000’s of physicians have successfully added “fun” medicine into their practice. They find it’ refreshing to see happy and healthy patients!

All of the procedures the IAPAM teaches are cash-based, you will no longer wait for dwindling insurance reimbursements at a later date; you will be paid in full when you perform the procedure.

We will teach you what they don’t teach you in medical school, the right way to structure a successful cash-based medical practice, along with expert medical training in those procedures.

Adding aesthetics is much more than just adding Botox® to your practice, the IAPAM has an expert faculty of physicians to help you do it the right way, so you can meet your patients needs and make money at the same time!

Definition of Aesthetic Medicine:

“A branch of medicine focused on satisfying the aesthetic desires and goals of patients. This specialty is primarily focused on the pathophysiology of aging skin, and adheres to scientific based procedures.

Physicians practicing Aesthetic Medicine are trained in both invasive and non-invasive treatment modalities, and typically utilize a combination to meet the needs of the patient.” ~ International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

IAPAM Mission

The IAPAM’s mission is to enable physicians to successfully add cash-based medical procedures to their medical practices. We believe that physicians should be paid for the work they do, and not be reliant on ever changing government or private insurance policies.

Core Values

Patient-Driven
Provide the highest quality aesthetic medical treatments, in the most responsive and communicative manner, to support our patients in reaching their goals.

Integrity
We are honest in all interactions. We earn our reputation by adhering to the highest ethical standards and conduct. In all our dealings we will strive to be friendly and courteous, as well as fair and compassionate.

Constant Innovation
As the fastest growing specialty of medicine, we pride ourselves on keeping current in new treatments modalities and how they can benefit our patients.

Social Conscious
Strive to enrich the communities where we work and live.

Aesthetic Medicine Core Competencies

  • Light-based Therapies (hair removal, laser treatment of leg veins)
  • Cosmetic Injectable’s (Botox™, soft tissue fillers)
  • Skin Rejuvenation (medical grade chemical peels, microdermabrasion)

IAPAM Code of Ethics

Our Members are dedicated to providing medically competent service with compassion and respect for human dignity; our Members understand the physician-patient relationship is based on confidentiality, trust, and honesty; and our Members maintain a reputation for truth and honesty.

In all professional conduct, IAPAM members are expected to provide competent and compassionate patient care, exercise appropriate respect for other health care professionals, other members and maintain the patient’s best interests; our Members follow the rules and regulations of their regulatory body, and maintain an active medical license.


IAPAM Team

Executive-director ~ Jeff Russell
Jeff is one of the founders of the IAPAM and currently serves as the IAPAM’s Executive Director.  Jeff is also an established aesthetic industry thought leader and business expert in the medical spa and aesthetic practice industry. He is a sought-after contributor to reputable medical publications.  Furthermore, Jeff is a frequent chair and lecturer at healthcare conferences.  Jeff’s expertise focuses on educating healthcare professionals toward successfully integrating aesthetic procedures into medical practices.  Jeff can be reached at 1-800-219-5108 x705.
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Member Services Coordinator ~ Lynn Foley Hale

Lynn is responsible for all aspects of your IAPAM membership. She ensures you are signed up with all of our benefits, including access to our member web portal.

Feel free to contact Lynn with any questions you may have regarding your membership and benefits. Lynn can be reached at 1-800-219-5108 x703.
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Online Media and Research Specialist ~ Leslie Marshall

Leslie is responsible for crafting and managing the IAPAM’s internal and external communications including: producing our member newsletter, creating association press releases, augmenting website content, writing industry articles, managing our online reputation, partnering on social networking strategies, and developing varied means to effectively keep members, industry professionals, and the media informed about the association and the industry. Leslie can be reached at 1-800-219-5108 x702.
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Event Coordinator ~ Marisa Wright
Marissa is responsible for coordinating our premier educational event, the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona. She greets all of our attendees and is available for questions throughout the event. Much of Marissa’s work is behind the scenes, and she ensures you have the best education experience possible!
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