According to the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM), many physicians want to learn more about the business of aesthetic medicine to make their practices more financially viable.

IAPAM reviewed participant feedback from its Fifth Annual Aesthetic Medicine Symposium and concluded that reducing reimbursements, increasing costs, and longer work hours are forcing many family physicians to add aesthetic medicine procedures to their existing practices or event to leave their practices altogether to open an aesthetic medicine practice.

IAPAM Executive Director Jeff Russell told Medical News Today that extreme stress has driven many emergency room physicians to move to aesthetic practices and that insurance costs are having the same effect on many obstetrician-gynecologists.

Source: Medical News Today; July 13