The following recommendation was made last night on the comment thread of What's wrong with medical spa franchises & medspa consultants?
"One of the best consulting companies is ____________. The physician who owns the company had his own Medical spa and sold it for a substantial profit and it was very profitable. He has had experience in implementing over 100 medical spas in the last 3 years. His references are very good, his fees are reasonable and customized, not a cookie cutter. Look on his web site, _______ and you can get some information. I had the same trouble with Med Surge trying to load up equipment and their consultants are MBAs who never owned a spa or worked with one. - goldfinger" 188.8.131.52
Wow. Excellent references, profits, reasonable fees... I want to hire this guy myself. Look at that. 100 Medical Spas in only 3 years. That's 3 medical spas open a month and without any cookie cutting. Better yet, he's a physician and understands how difficult those MBA's at Med Surge can be in trying to pile on the technology they get kickbacks from. Look at that signature.. 'goldfinger'. Where do I sign up?
Unfortunately, I had to remove the comment since it was left by the ' medical spa consultant' it was promoting... _______, B.A., M.D., FACOG who is _______ and a member of the Republican Presidential Task Force, 1989-present.. Surprise.
How do I know this? Let's say that I'm absolutely sure and wouldn't make an accusation like this unless I was absolutely, positively, 100% certain. (I can see the IP's of all comments.)
So, as with everything, buyer beware. I have no doubt that ___________ will be happy to take your money and give you 1.3 weeks of time on his way to his next 100 medspas. The question is, would you be happy to pay someone who conducts business by subterfuge?
And for those who want to be sneaky on my site, don't.
After leaving this post up with the "medspa consultant" identified for twelve hours, I've decided to remove the content that identifies him directly. While I was pissed off to find that a 'consultant' was posting fraudulent comments on my site, I've decided that I don't want to have something that could permanently damage his reputation as a physician for those searching for his name on the internet.
The real reason for the post is to warn everyone that there are people who will attempt just about anything for personal benefit.
I'd much rather have a measured response that something that feels permanently vindictive.