David Whiteman, MD FACS
“CosmetAssure is an essential part of the cosmetic surgery package we offer to our patients. The comfort that patients have, knowing that in the event of a complication CosmetAssure is there for them, allows us to have a more open conversation regarding the risks of surgery. Our hospital was even open to accepting assignment in the event that our patients required re-admission! We explain the program to our patients at their initial consultation. Please keep up the good work!”
Dr. Phil Haeck
CosmetAssure member since 2006
“I truly believe [CosmetAssure] gives us an advantage when patients are shopping around visiting more than one plastic surgeon. When we tell them about CosmetAssure, they are amazed that the other surgeon didn’t offer it to them. It sends a very strong message that we place their best interest first.
“We have never had a single patient object to the added cost of the CosmetAssure policy.”
Dr. Jack Fisher
Fisher Cosmetic Surgery
CosmetAssure member since 2004
“I have been using the services of CosmetAssure for about four years. My patients and I have been very pleased with the assurance provided in the unlikely event of a complication in the month after surgery.
“Two years ago, I had an abdominoplasty patient develop a pulmonary embolus post operatively. The patient was very thankful for the coverage CosmetAssure provided. She came back a year later for more surgery.”
Dr. Simona Pautler
CosmetAssure member since 2005
“I incorporated CosmetAssure into my practice in 2005 and have never regretted it. Savvy patients ask, when a complication occurs, who pays? The look of relief on their faces when I explain the CosmetAssure program is definitely real. It just makes sense, it’s affordable, and the peace of mind it provides is priceless. It shows that you really do care for your patients in many ways.”
Dr. Mary Snyder
Monument Plastic Surgery
CosmetAssure member since 2005
“When we enroll our patients in CosmetAssure as part of the surgical package, they get the added bonus of peace of mind. In the rare event of a major complication, they won’t have to worry about additional costs. When a complication does occur, having CosmetAssure as a “partner” in my practice eases my mind, so that I can focus entirely on my patient.”
Dr. Joseph Mlakar
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
CosmetAssure member since 2009
“One of my patients, a “previous smoker”, developed a MRSA infection in her incisions following a combined abdominoplasty and mastopexies with implants. She and her husband were self-employed, self-insured, and had a limited health insurance plan. But CosmetAssure was there for her. She underwent wound re-excisions, wound care with hospitalization and IV antibiotic therapy, then delayed secondary repairs… She is thankful that she didn’t have financial ruin, and I am grateful that money never became an issue for her in her complicated post-op care.”
Dr. Ronald Stefani
CosmetAssure member since 2003
“I have been a participating physician in CosmetAssure since its inception. While I can provide sincere care in the face of a post-op complication, I cannot provide the financial support to lessen the patient’s stress. CosmetAssure has provided welcome assistance in this regard.
I have had the need to use CosmetAssure in the past, and the financial help was a relief during the frustration of recovery. It has fit well into my practice protocol and the patients are uniformly accepting of the policy and happy to have it, both pre- and post-op.”
Dr. Anthony Breit
Plastic Surgery Assoc. of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
CosmetAssure member since 2008
“We have been using CosmetAssure insurance in our practice [since 2008]… it provides me with a significant comfort knowing that if a covered complication does occur, it will not be a financial burden to the patient.
“Patients have also been very happy with the policy, knowing that they are covered in case of an emergency. We usually inform our patients the day of surgery about the extra insurance policy and I can tell it is a relief to know that if anything were to go wrong they will be taken care of medically and financially.”