Trust formed the foundation of not only Dr. Franklin’s efforts to build his own practice but his method of interacting with patients. “For any medical practice, the biggest responsibility is to take great care of people. Patients must always know that we are trying to guide them toward decisions that are in their best interest. Successful plastic surgery practices need to be welcoming spaces with welcoming people. Our goal is to create long lasting relationships with our patients.
These long-lasting relationships can only be formed when the doctors have the patients’ best interest in mind. And considering what the patient wants is only possible if patient happiness is included in the measure of success. “Success is the ability to help others on their journey.
Franklin’s Plastic Surgery carries this unique perspective due to how it was formed. When Dr. Franklin was in medical school, he learned an important lesson that would become the foundation of his professional methodology. “The biggest life lesson for me was an understanding that asking for help wasn’t a sign of weakness; rather, it is important to know your limitations and invest in surrounding yourself with great people.”
The importance of building a team is something Dr. Franklin was always aware of, but only through practice could he become skilled in it. “Early in my career, I had made the assumption that being in a group practice would be the ideal option. Making the jump to private practice and opening my own was the best decision that I could have made. Don’t get me wrong, it has been a huge amount of work. I didn’t take a vacation for the first year after we opened. Today, I’m happier than I’ve ever been personally and professionally. The biggest obstacle was the one in my head – my misperceptions about the need to be in a group style of medical practice.”
That misconception wasn’t the only one that Dr. Franklin had to overcome. He also had to learn how to work well with others, not just work with others. “Starting a practice is a huge collaborative effort. It is not a singular project which can occur in a personal vacuum. For things to appear cohesive and brand specific, a huge number of skill sets is required. For instance, the people working on the website and social media may know very little regarding the insurance aspect of plastic surgery. For me, having ultimate trust in the individuals collaborating on office projects is of paramount importance.”
These daunting personal struggles have since been overcome, allowing Franklin Plastic Surgery to focus its attention on its patients. “Today, the career choices have come full circle. As a plastic surgeon, my responsibility is to help people restore form and function. Some days, I build new breasts for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Somedays, I inspect surgery centers for safety and function as an expert witness reviewing medical cases. [Many] other days, I perform aesthetic surgical procedures.”
Unlike the feel of many plastic surgery centers, Franklin Plastic Surgery has made great efforts to be as inclusive as possible. “My goal was to have the office feel like a United Colors of Benetton advertisement – welcoming to every race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and age. We will never exclude anyone because they don’t belong to a particular club or organization. I want people to feel equally comfortable in the office regardless of their financial status.”
Trust formed the foundation of not only Dr. Franklin’s efforts to build his own practice but his method of interacting with clients. “I feel very fortunate that patients are loyal to me and trust me. One of my favorite stories comes from a former patient. I had been taking care of her for years – skin care, treatment of stubborn fat, wrinkle reduction, and so forth. As I was preparing to leave a practice and move, she was my very last patient. She was also moving away from the Greenville area during that summer. Tearfully, she reported that she had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. She continued, ‘You’ve been taking care of me for years and I trust you. How do we treat this breast cancer?’ We sat there and made a plan. I still see her as a patient and love that I’ve been able to establish long term relationships with so many patients over the years. That’s always been the goal.”
That level of trust, enough to reach out in the wake of devastating news, is what Dr Franklin hopes to achieve with everyone who comes to his office for help. “For any medical practice, the biggest responsibility is to take great care of people. Patients must always know that we are trying to guide them toward decisions that are in their best interest… Successful plastic surgery practices need to be welcoming spaces with welcoming people. Our goal is to create long lasting relationships with our patients and clients.”
And this extra effort is what sets Franklin Plastic Surgery apart. You can follow along with Dr. Franklin’ personal journey on Instagram at @franklinplasticsurgery or see how Franklin Plastic Surgery continues to develop and grow here.
Navy Veteran Davis Chris Takes the Music Industry by storm
In life, you need to break down anything that might be holding you back and change course if need be...
5 Disruptive Leaders Paving the Way in 2021
Where there is uncertainty, lies a whirlwind of opportunity. 2020 was the year that had entrepreneurs learn a great deal...
Brock Pierce Wants To Disrupt The Two Party System And Be Your Next President
We don’t usually cover politics much here at Disrupt, but when Crypto billionaire and friend of the show, Brock Pierce...
John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future
John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...
Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis
It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...
Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...
Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women
The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....
How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business
There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...
How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24
Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...
Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion
Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...
Executive Voice2 weeks ago
Meet Dovi Bezner Aka PokerTheJew: Official Manager Of The Island Boys
Entrepreneurship4 days ago
Here’s How Tony Grivot, the Emerging Business Coach, Gained Popularity in Finance at Such a Young Age
Executive Voice2 weeks ago
How Elite Automation Helps Clients Earn Passive Income Through Amazon
Executive Voice6 days ago
Black Entrepreneur Launches Banking App To Help Teens Build Financial Futures With 15% Cashback Program
Entrepreneurship6 days ago
Renowned Dentist In UAE Making Hundreds Smile Everyday
Executive Voice7 days ago
Katia Palmiotto: A Certified Professional Coach Who Teaches Women to Think outside the Box
Executive Voice1 week ago
Seba Ceramics announces exclusive Art and NFT Bundle Drop on Dec. 1
Executive Voice2 weeks ago
Enneagram Practitioner Abbi Rodriguez on Guiding Others in Their Process of Self-Discovery and Personal Development