“One of the true benefits of my membership and involvement in ASPSA is that it has afforded me, both personally and professionally, the opportunity to network with other plastic surgery office managers throughout the entire U.S. Forming a common bond with people who share specific problems and concerns is absolutely critical in surviving and even thriving in today’s health care arena.”

– Bobbi Hamilton
Morgantown, WV

“I was encouraged to join ASPSA in 1979 by my employer, Dr. Carl R. Hartrampf. I had worked in the medical field for many years, but had never managed a practice. Dr. Hartrampf felt that this organization could offer me the opportunity to grow in my job and it was one of the best things I ever did as our practice grew from two doctors to six doctors over the years. He encouraged my to attend the meetings each year. Since these meetings offer subjects directly relating to managing a plastic surgery practice, each year I was able to bring back to our office ideas that improved our efficiency and profitability. I would encourage any manager of a plastic surgery practice to become involved with this very professional association. The expense of membership and attending the meetings will be returned to the practice many times over with increased productivity.”

– Nancy L. Cadora
Office Manager, Atlanta, GA

“I have been a member for many years and I still benefit from my association with ASPSA . Office and personnel issues ar the same regardless of what part of the country we live in. Knowing I can network with my peers nationally to obtain information and assistance is so helpful. I use ASPSA’s resources several times a year. It is important to keep abreast of current issues facing the field of plastic surgery and I accomplish this by attending our annual meetings. I always learn from the educational symposiums and enjoy networking with my peers.”

– Marcy Coggins

“From its beginning, I have been a supporter of this organization. I have had the honor and the pleasure of addressing their membership at their annual meeting.

We surgeons look forward to our meetings together and attend seminars in order to keep current with rapid changes in the medical field. It is also necessary and important for practice managers to attend meetings to stay abreast of the most up to date practice management techniques. One of the unique things about belonging to ASPSA and attending their meetings is that they offer education specifically addressing plastic surgery practices. Our field is unique an din many ways cannot be compared to other specialties. We must stay current to comply with new laws. It is necessary for us to stay up to date on coding, billing, and managed care issues. Your manager is kept informed of all these issues through attending the annual meeting and receiving their excellent quarterly publication, The Administrator Review.”

– Carl R. Hartrampf, Jr., MD
Atlanta, GA

“It is hard to put into words what a great organization this is. ASPSA has been a great source of reference to me.

In this competitive world, we are unable to acquire information and assistance from local practices. ASPSA has given me the opportunity to get the answers I need from office managers/administrators nationwide, some of whom I have made lifetime friendships.

New and old members alike can benefit from the sharing of ideas and the problem solving abilities this organization can offer.

I would highly recommend becoming a member of this organization. The sooner you join, the sooner you can begin to reap the benefits! “

– Karen McEntire
Past President