I went to a hair transplant facility the other day and had a consultation. Most of the time I was there was spent with a salesman. Is this usual? Do they generally get a commission of I sign up.
Your question is a good one. Unfortunately, many doctors in this field do use salesmen as communicators for their patient interactions. Although I have never done this, I do understand the huge costs involved in patient education and communication. The salesmen do perform that role well, but in the ending part of the question, you raised the most important issue, the one which defines whose interests are being weighed during the consultation process. The laws of all states generally forbid the payment of commissions to â€˜communicators’, but I have no doubt that most salesmen have incentives to sell the hair transplant process. The doctor, on the other hand, is sworn by oath to put your needs ahead of his financial interests. There is clearly a conflict between selling you the transplant and watching out for your needs. You might judge the doctor by how much of his time you are worth.