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Nurse Practitioners and Botox Injections – infographic

Nurse Practitioners and Botox Injections – infographic

NPs can inject Botox. However, since Botox is a controlled substance, your State may require that you work with a physician. First, you should consult with your State nursing board as they will know the latest rules (they do change!). Basically, if you can currently prescribe (controlled) drugs, you can most likely offer Botox to […]

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Starting an Aesthetic Medical Practice: Part 2

Starting an Aesthetic Medical Practice: Part 2

In part one of this 4 part series, we focused on the initial set up and location of your Medical Spa Practice. Once all those elements are in place, it is important to focus on the interior elements of your practice, such as design and aesthetics. Having a relaxing, inviting reception area of your practice […]

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Starting an Aesthetic Medical Practice: Part 1

Starting an Aesthetic Medical Practice: Part 1

Consulting and Location Opening up an Aesthetic Medical Practice or medical spa is akin to starting your own business. You need to have a solid plan which will help determine your success. Within this plan, finances need to be in place, a business plan operational, and there should be a solid knowledge and foundation of […]

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Position Your Medical Practice the Right Way – Part 2

Position Your Medical Practice the Right Way – Part 2

Now that you’ve decided on the perfect location for your medical practice, you need to decide how to appeal to your patrons once they walk in your door. You’ve managed to identify the importance of a high traffic location, complete with ease of access to transit, ample parking, in a well-lit area and in a […]

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Position Your Medical Practice the Right Way – Part 1

Position Your Medical Practice the Right Way – Part 1

As in any business or industry, first impressions are lasting. The décor of a front window, the bright colors of an awning or the ease and availability of a website can ultimately determine whether or not that prospective client chooses you. The same goes for the positioning of your medical practice. Physical location, client accessibility, […]

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Thinking of Opening a Medical Weight Loss Program as Part of your Practice? Part2

Thinking of Opening a Medical Weight Loss Program as Part of your Practice? Part2

Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge and decided to join the multi-billion dollar industry of weight loss programs! Whether you decided to go independently with your own small business, or to purchase a franchise, you’re probably wondering what’s next. Many of you are likely already in the health care profession, maybe as a physician, a nurse […]

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Thinking of Opening a Medical Weight Loss Program as Part of your Practice? Part1

Thinking of Opening a Medical Weight Loss Program as Part of your Practice? Part1

It’s no secret that obesity is on the rise, and everywhere you look, people are looking for new and effective ways to lose those pounds. Fad diets saturate the internet, weight loss books line the shelves of the local libraries and book stores, and nutritional supplements offer supposed fast and “easy” solutions to your woes. […]

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Can NPs (Nurse Practitioners) Inject Botox?

Can NPs (Nurse Practitioners) Inject Botox?

Yes, NPs can certainly inject Botox. However, since Botox is a controlled substance, your State may require that you work with a physician. First, you should consult with your State nursing board as they will know the latest rules (they do change!). Basically, if you can currently prescribe (controlled) drugs, you can most likely offer […]

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Top 6 Challenges Facing Physicians – Part 2 of 2

Top 6 Challenges Facing Physicians – Part 2 of 2

For independent physicians, surviving and running a profitable practice is becoming more and more of a challenge. Of course, independent physicians have long faced reimbursement cuts, regulatory burdens, and malpractice costs. This is not new territory for physicians. However, physicians are now expected to provide higher quality care at a lower cost. Their reporting and […]

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Top 6 Challenges Facing Physicians – Part 1 of 2

Top 6 Challenges Facing Physicians – Part 1 of 2

The pressures on independent physicians can be staggering. In addition to the many trials and tribulations all entrepreneurs must face, physicians have some additional obstacles that are unique to their profession. In part one of our two part series, we’ll focus on six key challenges facing physicians in the year ahead and opportunities to meet […]

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