Medical Spa MD offers resources for physicians in cosmetic medicine

Medical Spa MD is an open resource for physicians interested in non-surgical cosmetic medical technologies and the business of retail medicine.

I want to feature Medical Spa MD because I have been tracking the site for some time, and it offers impressive resources for those interested in many aspects of running cosmetic medical practices, including marketing, operations, and staffing.

Categories include:
: Medical Spa Mentor
: Medical Spa Physician
: Medspa Answers
: Medspa Legal
: Medspa Operations

There also extensive entries on such important topics as medical spa Advertising & PR, Aesthetic MD, Aesthetics & Beauty, Botox & Fillers,
Concierge Medicine, Cosmeceuticals (which I suppose is the cosmetic equivalent of nutraceuticals),Inside a Medspa Franchise(an increasingly important topic as physicians get lured by offers to open a medical spa franchise), Internet Medicine (a rapidly growing area, for physicians and other health professionals who wish to offer health care services online, yet avoid prohibitions on unlicensed medical practice, and comply with rules governing telemedicine), IPL & Lasers (nuts and blots), Medical Spa Problems (an ounce of prevention here), and even medical spa Philosophy & Ethics. Plus, new medical spa techniques are canvassed.

Medical Spa MD recently featured one of my posts on legal issues relating to physician supervision and oversight of non-medical providers. I am always appreciative of being featured with a link-back. Medical Spa MD is generous with posting useful comments, so it also serves as a community discussion forum, welcoming experts as well as those who want to help others learned from their hard-earned lessons.

In any event, the legal post begins:

Laser Therapy Physician supervision requirements can make delivery of medical spa therapies expensive. Some spas opt to have medical directors off-site and on the books in name only, thus providing a panoply of inexpensive therapies through various providers. Is this legal? It depends.

The link to the article on goes on to describe the legal issues involved.

Oh, by the way, MedSpa MD also offers a link to medical spa jobs for physicians.
Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen offers general corporate legal services, litigation consultation, and expertise in health law with a unique focus on alternative, complementary, and integrative medical therapies.

Michael H. Cohen is Principal in Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen and also President of the Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine (also known as the Institute for Health, Ethics, Law, Policy & Society), a forum for exploration of legal, regulatory, ethical, and health policy issues involved in the judicious integration of complementary and alternative medical therapies (such as acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine, chiropractic, massage therapy, herbal medicine) and conventional clinical care. The most recent published book by Michael H. Cohen on health care law, regulation, ethics and policy pertaining to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine and related fields is Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion. This is the fourth book in a series, following Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives (1998), Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Human Evolution (2000), and Future Medicine: Ethical Dilemmas, Regulatory Challenges, and Therapeutic Pathways to Health Care and Healing in Human Transformation (2003).

Health care and corporate lawyer Michael H. Cohen has also been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales as a Solicitor (non-practicing), adding to Bar membership in four U.S. states.