A New Era in Healthcare: ALPHAEON

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Blog

  Earlier this month, we witnessed the birth of a new company called ALPHAEON. Those attending the recent American Society of Plastic Surgery in San Diego saw first-hand the debut of a company dedicated to improving patient outcomes as well as patient experiences.   ALPHAEON is the brainchild of Robert Grant, an industry executive who has been a client of mine while at the helm of multiple companies in the self-pay segment including Biolase (laser dentistry), Allergan Medical (Botox, Latisse, Juvederm) and Bausch + Lomb Surgical (LASIK and lens-based refractive surgery). He is an...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Hindsight is 20/happy. The evolution of cataract and refractive surgery has taken surgeons on a wild ride over the past 25 years. Phacoemulsification revolutionized the removal of cataracts, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services eviscerated reimbursement…               Download the full blog       ...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: What Sets Us Apart?

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: What Sets Us Apart?

One of these things is not like the others. Since the dawn of refractive surgery, ophthalmic surgeons who depended at least partially on out-of-pocket payments had to establish fair yet competitive pricing and have a system in place to ensure timely compensation. As the business of performing elective ophthalmic surgery evolves, cataract and refractive surgeons can look to cosmetic surgeons, aesthetic dermatologists, maxillofacial surgeons, and others to learn how to flourish in the self-pay environment…         Download the full blog       ...

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PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Value-Added Services: Strengthen Your Rapport With Patients and Increase Your Revenue

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Editor

PREMIUM PRACTICE TODAY: Value-Added Services: Strengthen Your Rapport With Patients and Increase Your Revenue

Diversifying your practice only works if the strategy benefits your patients. Diversifying your practice by incorporating value-added services can grow cataract and refractive surgery practices. The term value-added services refers to treatment options that complement the core service offerings of a company or medical practice but that are not vital to the core model of the enterprise. ..               Download the full blog       ...

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CLEO 2012 (Optical Society of America)

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Engagements

CLEO 2012 (Optical Society of America)

May 9, 2012 (San Jose, CA) Speaking | “Femtosecond Technology Comes of Age in Ophthalmology” During the past decade, the femtosecond laser has emerged to become widely used in refractive surgery.  This process began with LASIK and now continues with cataract surgery, the two most widely performed surgical procedures (elective surgery and traditional surgery, respectively) in the US and likely worldwide.  This talk will review the history of commercialization of this technology. Panel Description: The introduction of femtosecond lasers to improve vision has revolutionized...

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