Blog | Thursday, September 26, 2013

AAFP: And now for something completely different.


I've been hearing all day about the need to reduce health care spending and the dire shortage of primary care physicians. And then I went to a session about aesthetic procedures.

I know, I know--as the speaker explained, someone has to provide these services that people are increasingly willing to pay for (even during our current recession, apparently, the market was growing "to 13 million procedures last year"). And primary care physicians have the skills to provide this care "with a very high profit margin," as the speaker noted. Although he also recommended that you get the cash upfront.

But after learning all day about the gaps in care for the homeless or chronically ill elderly patients living on their own, I can't bring myself to tell you all about how to go into this business. You'll just have to ask somebody else.