Category Archives: Misc

The Existence of Sub-Specialty Societies is Only Natural

by Paul S. Howard, MD, FACS Every surgical specialty society spawns sub-specialty societies.  It has always been that way.  Subspecialty groups began their own societies when their specific issues, whether educational or otherwise, are not being met by the parent … Continue reading

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ASPS Identity Crisis 2.0

Millard Principle Number 12: Do Not Underestimate the Enemy Plastic Surgery the Meeting 2015 could likely sink into the Boston Harbor making plastic surgery history.  Not that the ASPS pays any attention to my contributions to the industry in which … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Plastic Surgeon’s Wife

Think being married to a plastic surgeon is all cookies and crème? Well, maybe, but certainly not all the time. We are like any other wives out there, with our own list of annoying things people say to us. However, … Continue reading

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Plastic Surgeons: The latest target by Drug Seekers

Drug Seekers have always been one the biggest challenges to physicians of all specialties. Plastic Surgeons have never been immune to this demographic of patient, but the current environment of electronic prescribing and monitoring has placed new challenges for narcotic … Continue reading

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ASPS – ASAPS Unification by Pamela Howard

A recent proposal is on the table calling for the “unification” of the American Society of Plastic Surgeon and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  Those in favor cite “economic” reasons as well as the “creation” of a more “aesthetic” … Continue reading

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