He added that plastic surgery is down a bit, but injections and implants are more popular. Despite this year’s good numbers, Dr. Stewart had braced for impact: “If conditions worsened, we anticipated not filling vacant positions, or even tightening physician compensation. Fortunately, we haven’t had to do those things, except for implementing a relative hiring freeze,” he said.
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Marlene Piturro, MBA, is a health and business writer based in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.