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Can a Nurse or PA Do Plastic Surgery Procedures?

Like, I would like to know the legality of this. Like, what if the doctor supervises it, and it is his practice? I know they can do injections, but... READ MORE

Is It Legal for a Dr. to Leave Patients Med Records (Including Nude Photos) in an Unsealed Envel. on the Outside of Office Door?

I have seen a plastic surgeon recently who performed an unsuccessful breast augmentation on me. I requested a copy of my medical records. When I... READ MORE

Doctor with a Legal Settlement - Is This a Red Flag?

On the state's medical license verification site it lists information on the surgeon (board certified, where he went to school, publications etc)... READ MORE

Are Gag Orders Ethical, Nonetheless Legal?

I have seen plastic surgeons that require you--at the consultation--to sign a form that effectively grants the PS the IP rights to whatever you say... READ MORE

Are confidentiality agreements legal/binding?

Many Real Self members stated they were ask to sign confidentiality agreements. Are they legal/binding? Are they scare tactics? Should a patient give... READ MORE

Do you ask your patients to sign non-disclosure agreements?

I've heard that a doctor I'm interested in has patients sign a statement banning patients from posting less than positive reviews and threatening to... READ MORE

Lawsuit after signing a informed consent when doctor gave me false information?

I have terrible complications after my operation. The problem is my doctor told me the procedure was safe and I signed the informed consent. A few... READ MORE

Are Pennsylvania plastic surgeons required to have someone (i.e. nurse) present during work performed in a surgery center OR?

My 3 yo child sustained an injury that required her to be seen by a plastic surgeon. We went to his surgery center and he took her back (with out us)... READ MORE

How Do I Report a Doctor from Overseas?

This is not something that I am very comfortable with but I had the worst experience of my life and after seeing this doctor had to have 3 additional... READ MORE

Is It Ethical for Your Doctor to Forward Medical Questions to Office Staff to Follow Up?

How do you feel about a plastic surgeon who forwards your Personal email regarding private problem with a procedure he performed to a non medically... READ MORE

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