I find this to an interesting topic… Here is what one prominent physician has to say:
" the best way to send a message to the physicians who practice questionable medicine is to complain to the state medical boards.
if you were seen by a salesman (hair transplant doctors call them consultants)without seeing a physician, you have a legitimate complaint to your state medical board. if this salesman made a diagnosis of male pattern baldness and recomended a hair transplant surgery of either a specific quantity of grafts or a range of grafts, you havge a legitimate complaint.
if your salesman suggested that your hair loss could be treated by a single procedure and that you would never have to worry about your hair loss again, you have a legitimate complaint. if your salesman suggested that a combination of hair transplants and propecia or any other medication would treat your hair loss situation for a life time, you have a legitimate complaint. if your salesman used hard closing sales tactics, you should report this. if you arrived in the surgery center only to have your salesman attempt to increase the original graft count you agreeded to, you may have a complaint. if you are not certain you want to have the procedure done on the day of surgery and the salesman or doctor used pushy tactics to get you to proceed with the surgery, you have a complaint.
if your salesman gave you samples of propecia or a prescription for propecia without you seeing a physician, you have a legitimate complaint.
if your hair transplant doctor used false or misleading advertising, you may have a legitimate complaint. if your doctor states he uses microscopes in his brochure, but very few if any of the asistants are using microscopes durin surgery, you have a complaint.
if you salesman tell you that you will have full coverage from a single procedure or that you will have a natural result and you do not, you have a legitimate complaint.
if your doctor failed to address your questions before the surgery that the salesman sold you, you should report this to the state medical board. if you were given valium or other sedative prior to seeing a doctor and having him address your desires, you have a legitimate complaint.
if you would like my assistance in filling your complaint with a state medical board, i will be happy to help you. The time has come to send a message to large groups that consumers will not tolerate being treated unethically. The more complaints the state medical boards receive, the more likely they will be to take action against large groups or individual doctors. "