I believe that honesty is far more important than salesmanship and relationships are built by being able to communicate openly with frankness and sincerity. As a patient, you know how important it is to you that you are heard, and the same is true for the physician. An important part of this dialogue is managing expectations, which is essential when it comes to Plastic Surgery. While we constantly strive for perfection, it is always just beyond our reach. You have to be honest with yourself about whether you can live with this, or perhaps there are ways other than surgery to meet your goals.
Dr. Stacey Folk, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Denver, CO. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Folk is affiliated with Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center and Rose Medical Center.