The role of a medical director in a medical spa is to ensure that proper protocols are in place, oversee treatment plans, and guarantee the confidentiality of all matters handled by the spa. In this article, we will explore the responsibilities of a medical director and how they can be beneficial to a Medical Aesthetic office. It is important to note that creating referrals should not be the primary reason for adding a medical spa to the practice. When searching for a potential medical director, it is essential to look into their qualifications and patient reviews from the aesthetic medical clinic they have worked in. After receiving certification, they will be knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the medical aesthetics industry.
The medical director will be held accountable for all patients treated in a medical spa; they will have an agreement that outlines their roles and responsibilities and complies with local laws. The founder and director of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), Dr. Michael Gold, emphasizes that it is important for medical spas to succeed on their own terms, regardless of what is happening with dermatological practice. Furthermore, it is essential to remember that spas offering medical treatments such as injectables are held to the same standards as regular medical clinics and doctor's offices. The medical director must have experience or specialize in Medical Aesthetics and may need to have financial ownership depending on the state. They are responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe and compliant medical environment.
It is also necessary to properly delegate and oversee procedures performed in the office, as well as create protocols for non-medical employees to ensure compliance with regulations governing medical practices in your state.