If a vaccine is approved, don’t let Kamala scare you from taking it!

don't let Kamala scare you
The Vice Presidential debate last week may seem like forever ago. But who can forget Kamala Harris’ statement that she would accept a vaccine from the FDA but not from President Trump. Whether you heard it or not, it’s still nonsense. This has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with the scientific method and science in general. So don’t let Kamala scare...
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America has to reopen for business… but not at the same time

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This post may ultimately sound self serving because I’m recommending something that benefits my city and my business. But it doesn’t make these recommendations any less appropriate. San Francisco is ready to reopen for business at the end of the current shelter-in-place order (beginning of May). And that includes allowing a vast majority of businesses to reopen. This also includes allowing hospitals and healthcare providers...
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Kelsey’s rant (kelseykaplanfashion on IG): What to look for in your doctor [video]

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I don’t know what got her going but my wife, Kelsey, or kelseykaplanfashion on Instagram, went on a humorous tirade on what to look for in a plastic surgeon. It’s her 5 standards that lead to THE gold standard in choosing your doctor. Check out the video and listicle below!   The Gold Standard of what to look for in a doctor by Kelsey Kaplan...
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MOC vs Board Certification

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Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a program put forth by specialty medical boards like the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Surgery (ABS) and American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) to name just a few examples. The idea is for these programs to ensure that currently practicing physicians are up to date on the latest clinical data on the practice of medicine...
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The knowledge gap in healthcare is wider than I realized

I used to think the knowledge gap in healthcare was mostly isolated to the separation between the provider’s understanding of the patient’s condition and the lack of understanding on the patient’s part. Similar to your dependence on the mechanic fixing your car correctly and honestly because you lack an understanding of the modern day combustion engine. But after reading this article in Vox, I’m starting......
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Dr. Kaplan appointed to Cleveland Clinic Alumni Board of Directors

Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery’s very own, Dr. Jonathan Kaplan was recently appointed to the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Board of Directors. The Cleveland Clinic is the #2 hospital in the country according to the most recent US News and World Report ranking.   Cleveland Clinic Alumni Board of Directors Dr. Kaplan will serve on the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Board of Directors for a three year term.......
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5 reasons to consider rolling a joint after surgery!

Crazy, I know. But regardless of your personal bent on the topic, marijuana use for medicinal purposes is now legal in 29 states plus the District of Columbia! That’s a lot of places where patients can legally be prescribed, and then purchase medical marijuana for an assortment of ailments, including recovery after surgery. Before dismissing the idea because of the perceived stigma, warranted or not,......
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