September 3, 2002
Well, this is the very first issue of my ezine. No use lying and saying I’ve been writing this for 30 years. Believe it or not, this first issue is going out to 214 people. Not bad considering I only posted the subscription 10 days before this went out. I’m sure this will grow by leaps and bounds. I again thank everyone for their interest and ideas.
I want everyone to know I’m really doing this for you. I want everyone to become a well-informed consumer. That’s the goal of this ezine. Simple as that! I also want it to be easy and fun to read. I want you to look forward to getting it. I want you to tell all your friends about it. Yes, I want you to become addicted to it!
Plastic surgery is all over the place. You hear about it constantly. On TV. On the Radio. In the paper. The truth - everyone is either doing it or trying to do it!
This business has been good to me. But, I became a doctor
before I did my surgical residency, which was before I did my plastic surgery
fellowship. Bottom line is I’m still a doctor. Operating on someone is a
privilege. I always worry about complications and am always a perfectionist. I
always worry about my patients! Plastic surgery has been good to me but I want
to give something back – to you! I will try to teach you – the things I think
you should know…
Why? Because they don't fully know what to tell you or how to say it. How do you really communicate with people? What do they want to know? Many plastic surgeons think they know what you want. They pretend to ask. They pretend to care.
But this is my life. My experiences. A lot of me is in
this ezine. I am a normal hard-working person. I really am not doing
this for the money. Sure, it’s nice to get paid for what you do. It’d be nice
to finally pay off those massive student loans of mine. I’ve got to pay the
bills at the office. But the bottom line is – I love waking up every morning
and coming to work. I really do. I love my patients. I love my job. I love
making a difference in people’s lives. Maybe I don’t save people’s lives
anymore, but I know I definitely help people. Each and every day.
Email me – ask whatever you want. You are the ones that will help make this ezine fun and exciting. What do you want to know?? Ask anything! Ask away…
Dr. Sam Speron
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
P.S. I promise next time, I will not ramble on. I will actually talk about plastic surgery. I have already gotten some great emails. Keep them coming. I just wanted to give you my background first - my story. So stick around. We’re gonna have some fun…