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2013 Summer Newsletter

Nevada passes truth in advertising legislation based on an AMA model Plastic surgeons are not the only physician group that is frustrated by the confusion many patients have regarding the credentials of the health care professional they seek out for help. Nevada is another state alongside Maryland and Texas who have legislated the need for […]

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Support Board Certification Truthfulness!

In the fall VaSPS newsletter, an article from HealthNewsDigest.com was included that covered a law passed by the Maryland legislature that prevented physicians from advertising their Board Certification without clarifying the specific Board Certification they obtained. It also determined that only Board Certification approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties could be used in […]

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White Coat Day

The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) has sponsored WHITE COAT DAY for a number of years. Rather than having a large contingent of physicians on a single day as done in the past, physicians of different specialties attend the legislative session for multiple days. This multi day participation plan also increases access to the legislators. […]

Update on Regulations

Recommendation to Board of Medicine from MSV In the fall issue of the newsletter we shared with you that the MSV ( Medical Society of Virginia) had agreed to support and present to the Virginia Board of Medicine a series of regulations to curb practitioners from carrying out techniques and practices which are not in […]

Business Meeting – Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons

The Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons held its annual business meeting in conjunction with the North Carolina Society of Plastic surgeons in October at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfur Springs. Dr. Michael Kulick, San Francisco, CA ,The Aesthetic’s Society’s Traveling Professor, Dr. Malcom A. Lesavoy, Los Angeles CA , PSF Visiting Professor and Dr. […]

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2013 White Coats on Call Dates

Mark your calendars for the Medical Society of Virginia’s (MSV) 2013 White Coats on Call days in Richmond. MSV has planned 14 lobby days during the General Assembly session for physicians, residents, medical students, Alliance members, physician assistants and practice managers to meet with their delegates and state senators to talk about medicine and health […]

Growing the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons

As the new Executive Director of the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons, I have several goals for the coming year.  The first is to grow our membership!  A larger membership will allow us to be more proactive in protecting the interests of Plastic Surgeons practicing in the state of Virginia.  Organizations that also represent other […]

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2012 VASPS Fall Newsletter

Fall 2012 LFTP We continue to try to actively seek ways to proscribe the surgical activities of physicians trained at weekend courses to do cosmetic surgery. Progress is slow. Many parties have different viewpoints. The Board of Medicine has a laissez faire attitude to the practices carried out in physician’s offices, but has limited individual […]

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Maryland Law Requires to Advertise Board Certification

Below is an article published recently in Health Digest about a law passed in Maryland that limits the use of “ Board Certification “ in advertising. The Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons would like to see similar legislation passed in the State of Virginia. (HealthNewsDigest.com) – HAGERSTOWN, Md., Oct. 1, 2012 — Effective October 1, […]

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Fall 2012 Letter From the President

We continue to try to actively seek ways to proscribe the surgical activities of physicians trained at weekend courses to perform cosmetic surgery.  Progress is slow.  Many parties have different viewpoints.  The Board of Medicine has a laissez faire attitude to the practices carried out in physician’s offices, but they have limited individual physicians after being stimulated to […]