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Upgrading Your Medical Practice to HIPAA 5010

Monday, August 15th, 2011

It’s Time to begin upgrading your medical practice’s HIPAA policies and forms so that your medical practice meets the industry’s newest standards starting in October 2013. The upgrades made in HIPAA 5010 have been anticipated because the existing HIPAA standards are quickly becoming outdated.

HIPAA 5010 promises to improve consistency in medical practice healthcare transactions.

HIPAA 5010 will utilize a uniformed and updated coding system for medical billing. The regulations and rules of HIPAA 5010 will also increase the efficiency of healthcare transactions by removing the collection of patient data that bears no significant necessity or relevance to ensuring the proper functions of healthcare information processing systems. Upgrades to the privacy rules, forms and coding systems are scheduled to be made effective by October 1, 2013.

NaturalFill Atlanta Natural fat transfer liposculpting

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Body Sculpting that is ALL NATURAL

NaturalFill Natural fat transfer liposculpting is an innovative new fat-grafting procedure that uses the gentle fat harvesting of Aqualipo water assisted laser liposuction to transfer your body’s own fat to areas of the face, breasts or butt to achieve remarkable contouring and sculpting that have never been possible…until now.

Permanent Results with NaturalFill

NaturalFill is a minimally invasive procedure offered at Dr. Marcia Byrd’s Aesthestic and Anti-Aging Medical Practice. NaturalFill Natural Fat Transfer Liposculpting provides permanent results without the maintenance required by injectable fillers and implants. The water assisted laser liposuction is a much more gentle procedure than other forms of liposuction and does not damage the fat cells that are removed. Intact fat cells are harvested and are immediately ready for transfer to areas of your face, breasts or buttocks to increase volume and a youthful fullness.

Breast Enhancement with NaturalFill

NaturalFill natural fat transfer can be used to add volume to your breasts, smooth irregularities or balance the size of your breasts while creating a more natural looking appearance than is often the case with synthetic implants. As always, results will vary depending on how much fat you have available from areas treated with Aqualipo water assisted laser liposuction and your desires and expectations about how much breast enhancement you desire.

Facial Enhancement with NaturalFill

NaturalFill natural fat transfer is an excellent alternative to temporary injectable fillers. The fat harvested from Aqualipo water assisted liposuction can be used to add volume and fullness to areas of your face that need enhancement. The process also tightens the collagen beneath your skin to create a natural more youthful appearance.

NaturalFill in Atlanta at Byrd Aesthestic

Dr. Marcia Byrd has spent over 20 years in her medical practice fine tuning her philosophy and approach to body sculpting, facial rejuvenation, weight loss, weight maintenance, and anti-aging techniques. She believes it is important to stay abreast of all the newest and latest available technological advances in cosmetic procedures but only offers those that she feels will give the best outcomes for her patients.

Aqualipo Atlanta Water Assisted Liposuction

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Atlanta, GA now offers Aqualipo® -  a  revolutionary cosmetic procedure that combines two of the most advanced liposuction technologies in a new treatment that takes less time, provides patients with great results, and causes significantly less trauma to the patient.

What is Aqualipo®?

The Aqualipo® laser technology is a more precise, artistic tool than the aggressive and traumatic actions of a typical liposuction cannula. By combining the laser with the innovative Body-Jet® fat removal system, patients are seeing significantly better skin tightening and dramatically less bruising and swelling.

Aqualipo® uses a gentle, water-based fat removal system that literally washes stubborn fat away!

During the Aqualipo® process, the Smartlipo laser is used to melt away fat. With Smartlipo laser lipolysis, laser energy is delivered to targeted areas, dissolving fat cells while promoting tissue tightening for better body contouring and tighter, smoother skin tone. Once the fat is destroyed by the Smartlipo laser, it will be gently flushed from the body with the Body-Jet® water assisted liposuction system.

Aqualipo in Atlanta

Atlanta Aqualipo procedures are performed at Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center.

Marcia V. Byrd, MD

Marcia V. Byrd, MD

Since the beginning of her practice in aesthetic medicine, Dr. Byrd has been an innovator in liposuction surgery and an early adapter of new liposuction technologies. Dr. Byrd has performed thousands of liposuction procedures. Her wealth of experience helps determine which liposuction methods will be best for you, from conventional tumescent liposuction, power assisted liposuction, liposhifting, SmartLipo® laser lipolysis, LipoSelection® and more. Click here to visit Dr. Byrd’s Defintive Medical website for more information on Aqualipo and the many other services and procedures available to her patients.

Click here to learn how your own fat tissue can be harvested and used to enhance other areas of your body with a natural fat transfer procedure.

Improving health care with functional websites and online videos designed for Smartphones and wireless devices

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Reference: By Fred O’connor // IDG News Service // July 29, 2010 08:41 PM ET

Doctors can best utilize their time by using digital video and other interactive tools that allow for them to literally show patients what is being discussed during their appointment.

“A study from Manhattan Research found that 71 percent of physicians consider a smartphone essential to their practice and 84 percent said that the Internet is critical to their jobs. Smartphones, tablet PCs and other wireless devices are poised to play a greater role in health care as doctors and patients embrace the mobile Internet, panelists at a mobile health technology conference in Boston said Thursday.”

“The use of mobile devices in health care has expanded in the past five years and will continue to grow as U.S. smartphone use increases, said Harry Wang, director of mobile and health research at Park Associates. By 2015 more than 70 percent of people in the U.S. will own a smartphone, according to a study by his firm,” which is exactly why Physicians need to have a relevant and popular internet presence.

“Smartphones and health care intersect today in the area of applications, he said. His company’s research found that the most commonly used mobile health applications are for fitness and workout programs, nutrition and gathering health news.”

In the near future Medical professionals will benefit from a patient’s ability to download an application to their Smartphone that will serve as a home health tool that will assist them in monitoring specific diseases, disorders and more. For example, patients could use a wireless device to monitor their sleep patterns and transmit data to their doctors over a wireless connection. The future of mobile medicine is just on the horizon as some health care facilities are experimenting with such applications….currently!

Mobile health monitoring applications also show potential to save medical practices and patients serious sums of money as the many costs associated with health care visits and routine follow-ups could be significantly reduced.

Reference: Mobile Internet devices create an environment for growing cost-saving health care options.// By Fred O’connor // IDG News Service // July 29, 2010 08:41 PM ET

Thanks to The IDG News Service is a Network World affiliate.

The Aging Eye and Cataracts: Milan Eye Center’s Newest Eye Care Article

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Many people have heard the word “cataract” and many of them may know that a cataract relates to a problem with the eye but few know what cataracts really are.

Dr. Patel

Milan R. Patel, MD

Dr. Patel of Milan Eye Center in Atlanta shares his expertise on cataracts and other issues facing the aging eyes of patients in his newest article, The Aging Eye and Cataracts. This article is set to  appear in VIP South Magazine’s January 2010 issue and is currently featured on ’s News blog!

Dr. Patel lists the common symptoms of cataracts, the visual problems associated with them. His informative article explains what treatments are available to people with cataracts, including advanced options in cataract surgery and Lens Replacement procedures.

Contact Milan Eye Center today! Call (678) 381-2020

If you or someone you care about is suffering with blurred vision, sensitivity to glaring light or even experiencing double vision… check out Milan Patel, MD’s article here and contact his eye care center located in Johns Creek, Georgia for further help!

Milan Eye Center can be contacted via phone at (678) 381-2020 Monday through Friday from 8 am until 5pm or through their website’s contact form 24 /7 !

Read Dr. Patel’s informative article  on Aging Eyes and Cataracts by clicking here!

Georgia Dermatology Center’s Dr. Gross Explains Micro Laser Peels and ProFractional Therapy

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Alexander Gross, M.D. Director of Georgia Dermatology Center in Cumming, GAAlexander Gross, M.D., Director of Georgia Dermatology Center in Cumming, Georgia and chairman of the laser licensing committee associated with the 2009 Medical and Laser Act, takes a brief moment to explain what Micro Laser Peels are, what ProFractional Therapy is and how these procedures can improve the appearance of your skin. Learn more about both these dermatology procedures and how they can improve the appearance of your skin below.

Dr. Gross explains, “The Sciton Erbium Laser can be used to do two different treatments. The first treatment is something called ProFractional laser resurfacing which drills tiny little holes to the skin. The word “fractional” means that we’re only resurfacing a fraction of the skin’s surface area. This is a treatment that we use for treating acne scars and fine and deep wrinkles and is an excellent way to go ahead and tighten the skin and give it a young and refreshed appearance.

Dr. Gross continues, “The other treatment that we can do with this laser is something called the Micro Laser Peel. This peel is skin resurfacing that involves literally peeling the skin away layer by layer. The Micro Laser Peel is a procedure that we use for getting rid of brown spots and for tightening pores and also for treating fine lines and wrinkles. The beautiful thing about this machine is that regardless of whether we are doing a Micro Laser Peel or a ProFractional resurfacing, we can set the frequency on the laser to do a deeper , more aggressive treatment for people who have more significant issues or we can do very light, mild mellow treatments for patients whose issues are not as significant. The down time can be one or two days for the lighter treatments and as long as five to six days for the more aggressive treatment.”

Dr. Gross and his well-trained staff blend current medical techniques and effective cosmetic procedures together allowing them to provide their patients with a variety of dermatology services that deliver impressive and noticeable results. Check out the before (left) and after (right) photos from a laser skin rejuvenation procedure performed at Georgia Dermatology Center below!

Before Laser Resurfacing

The highly trained staff at Georgia Dermatology Center is committed to creating positive experiences for their patients. Dr. Gross and his staff welcome and encourage you to contact them with questions. Contact Georgia Dermatology Center to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gross or one of his experienced medical staff today!

Georgia Dermatology Center

1505 Northside Blvd. Suite 1500

Cumming, Georgia 30041

Main Phone :  (770) 781-5077

Med Spa Phone : (678) 845-7494

3 Beauty Products You Might Want to Replace!

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 shared 3 beauty products that pose potential threats to your health in their post “Most Harmful Cosmetics and Toiletries”…

Definitive’s web team was really impressed with this article because it presented some surprising facts AND it was short, sweet and to the point!!

Let Definitive Medical know what you think about the article and if you have any of the 3 potentially harmful beauty products by leaving a comment!

Nobel Prize Winner for medicine : Professor Robert Edwards

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Professor Robert Edwards awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for medicine.

Cambridge physiologist Prof Edwards, now 85, and the late Patrick Steptoe, a gynaecologic surgeon, developed IVF technology in which egg cells are fertilised outside the body and implanted in the womb. Dr Steptoe died in 1988.

The groundbreaking work led to the birth of the world’s first test tube baby, Louise Brown, in 1978.

Mike Macnamee, chief executive of Bourn Hall, near Cambridge, the IVF clinic which Prof Edwards founded, said: ”Bob Edwards is one of our greatest scientists. His inspirational work in the early ’60s led to a breakthrough that has enhanced the lives of millions of people worldwide.

”Bob Edwards is held in great affection by everyone that has worked with him and was treated by him. I am really pleased that my great mentor, colleague and friend has been recognised in this way.”

Prof Edwards has previously said: ”The most important thing in life is having a child. Nothing is more special than a child.”

One of his proudest moments was discovering that 1,000 IVF babies had been born at Bourn Hall since Louise Brown.

He recalled the thrill of relaying this to a seriously ill Dr Steptoe, shortly before Dr Steptoe’s death. ”I’ll never forget the look of joy in his eyes,” Prof Edwards said.

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Definitive Medical is excited about the future of Regenerative Medicine

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The web team at Definitive watched the segment on 60 Minutes a few days ago on “regenerative medicine” and it was great!

How exciting to know that the future promises to be so helpful in fighting pre-mature death due to heart disease, kidney disease and other ailments. Regenerative medicine is helping wounded soldiers recover from awful injuries and presents a brighter healthier future for everyone.

Check out this video from the segment on Regenerative Medicine on 60 Minutes by clicking here.

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