Do you have any insight on Dr. [name removed]? As in do you think hes skilled and ethical? Please would like your advice
Over and over again I am asked such questions. I just can not answer them, because I could be at legal risk if I thought badly about a particular doctor and voice my opinion over the internet… and there are many doctors in this field who I might not speak highly about.
There are some websites that claim to be consumer advocates and give such information to potential shoppers. Some of them provide a service and some do not. It is important for the readers to understand that many of these websites charge doctors a fair amount of money for an endorsement. That may not mean that if a doctor is not endorsed on the website, he/she is not a good doctor; it means that they do not want to pay thousands of dollars a year for such endorsements.
This is a buyer beware market, a theme I proclaim over and over again. In this blog, I tell consumers how to find a good doctor and I do not charge for any of that advice. So why do I add content to this blog day and after day addressing such questions as how to select a hair transplant doctor? The answer is that this is part of an overall philosophy I have to educate the public and to let the public know that there are many good doctors out there who perform quality hair transplants. Today’s modern hair transplant creates results which are indistinguishable from a person who never had a hair transplant and is blessed with a good head of hair. At our Open House events every month, many of our patients come in to help me illustrate that very point. I stress ethics in the field, tell the consumer how to hold a doctor responsible for their work and warn the consumer that this is a buyer beware market and the burden is on them, as a buyer, to do his/her research to get a quality job done.
For more information on doctors — what to avoid, how to find a good one, what some don’t want you to know — see: