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(Female stuff) Gyno Doc Pushing Cosmetic Therapy?
Old 01-24-2016, 11:56 AM   #1
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(Female stuff) Gyno Doc Pushing Cosmetic Therapy?

So I had my yearly "well woman" exam. When the Dr. was through doing all the doctor things, he handed me a brochure for a cosmetic procedure that "harnesses the power of ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck, and chest."

He gave me a 2-minute sales talk about how great and non-invasive this procedure is, and how it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and, I quote, "TURKEY NECK"!! (Which I do not think I have).

I was shocked. It's one thing to be handed a brochure; quite another for the Dr. to use my paid-for time to push a procedure that is not medical, and is obviously targeted to my age group (I'm sure he's not talking to the pregnant patients about brow lifts).

Do I have any business being indignant, or is this just the way things are going?

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Old 01-24-2016, 12:15 PM   #2
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Run! Your dr. isn't making enough money. Time to find one who is better at his practice, and has a greater sense of ethics.

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The physician obviously has a financial interest in this therapy, which may or may not be effective. In my opinion, it is unethical for him to blatantly advertise it to patients during a clinical encounter. I would be OK with having the brochure in the waiting room.
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Run very far and fast! This person isn't even a dermatologist.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:21 PM   #5
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Take it as a compliment that he thinks you are in such good shape otherwise? Yes, fi d a new doctor and tell the old one that he is focused on the wrong area.
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This seems inappropriate behavior to me, and brings to mind a story my husband, a retired family practice physician for an HMO, told me about a colleague of his who was reprimanded by administration for pitching Amway to his patients during exams.

Is your physician part of a group?
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Whew - I though you were talking about genital cosmetic surgery, which seems to be the next trend in unnecessary "fixes".
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Whew - I though you were talking about genital cosmetic surgery, which seems to be the next trend in unnecessary "fixes".
I had the same fear when I saw the thread title. Yikes. There is a big trend in 'rejuvination' procedures for the hoo-hoo among the wealthy trophy wives.
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In all fairness I think we need to see some pictures of you (front, back, neck, chest, etc) in order to give an objective opinion on his recommendation.
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In all fairness I think we need to see some pictures of you (front, back, neck, chest, etc) in order to give an objective opinion on his recommendation.
With statements like that, I'm not sure you have been bitten by a snake, but it's clear you have emptied your flagon of whiskey.
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And you thought I might qualify as a wealthy trophy wife? LOL If only!

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I had the same fear when I saw the thread title. Yikes. There is a big trend in 'rejuvination' procedures for the hoo-hoo among the wealthy trophy wives.
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I share your indignation! That is ridiculous. If my GYN had suggested something like that, I'd have laughed at him. As if I'd pay for something like that.

And do not get me started on my opinion on hoo-haw cosmetic surgery!!!
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To dispel everyone's quite understandable interest in hoo-hahs, the brochure did not mention anything below the chest

The practice is called "Women's Care." I suppose is not unreasonable to suggest that women's care would include cosmetic procedures; it was just icky to have it brought up as part of a clinical visit. It is a big step beyond the Dental office, which openly advertises cosmetic dentistry (but you expect your Dentist to consider the cosmetic side of dental procedures!)

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I share your indignation! That is ridiculous. If my GYN had suggested something like that, I'd have laughed at him. As if I'd pay for something like that.

And do not get me started on my opinion on hoo-haw cosmetic surgery!!!
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I have a friend who gets botoxed at her dentist. She probably doesn't underdtand why I haven't asked her for her dentist's phone number.
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I would have been very annoyed. It would have me reconsidering docs.
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I agree with all the others. I'd never go back to that doctor again, period.
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I would find a new gyno doctor ASAP. You can perhaps be thankful that only a brochure for cosmetic procedures was pushed rather than gyno procedures that would make $$ for doctor and that you don't really need.
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I have a friend who gets botoxed at her dentist. She probably doesn't understand why I haven't asked her for her dentist's phone number.
Aren't teeth fairly rigid anyway?
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Aren't teeth fairly rigid anyway?
Hers are sooo unwrinkled now, you can hardly tell the incisors from the canines. She is such a sucker for procedures that she probably would get her teeth botoxed.
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