In the U.S. each state’s medical board has its own definition of what it means to practice medicine. However, these parameters generally involve the same type of activity, which by definition states that a person is practicing medicine whenever he or she attempts to diagnose a patient, treats a medical condition, prescribes medications, or performs surgery of any kind, including surgery of the skin. In general, it’s thought that the practice of medicine is a tightly regulated profession. It’s believed by most in our society that since the practice of medicine carries with it the significant risk of potential for harm, that anyone actually treating patients or performing surgery surely must be licensed by some governing body to do so.
While the hair transplant industry is no stranger to “cutting ethical corners,” apparently there is a new breed of hair transplant clinic that believes that the legal practice of medicine might be up for interpretation.
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The Novice Plastic Surgeon – The Dark Side Of Today’s Hair Transplant Industry – Clip 2