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Docs WEIGH-IN: If Doctors Received Tips (Yup! Those …), Would You Have Earned It?

Grace Chen, Square Register product lead, said some health care professionals that use the technology, including doctors and dentists, are starting to incorporate the tipping feature along with others in the professional services — like lawyers, accountants and business contractors. While tipping in these professions still lags behind the typical industries where gratuity is common, the demand is growing, she said. “We get a lot of requests of being able to add tips to invoices,” said Chen. “Landscapers and contractors will use it, too.” ~Article By Kathryn Vasel; May 2015: Would you tip your dentist?


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Dr. Cybele Fishman, cosmetic dermatologist in Lower Manhattan, allows her aesthetician to accept tips, although it is not expected or advertised as standard practice on their spa menu. “I think tipping someone you have a relationship with is more important than the one-time visit to a random medi-spa,” she says. ~Money Rules: Tipping Etiquette At Spas, Your Doctor’s Office, & Medi-Spas by Alisha Racker

“You should not tip the doctor. It is against our code of ethics to accept them. If you are happy with the service and results, I am sure your doctor would appreciate a nice online review. I love your question and hope you love your results.” ~Lana Long, MD Cincinnati Dermatologic Surgeon

cropped-news-podcast-exclusive-interview2.jpg“It is not customary to tip a physician or his staff. If you like the care, the best compliment is to refer your friends and family to him.” ~Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon

“Although in our North American society we often tip service providers, it would not be appropriate to tip the doctor for ethical reasons. It is nice of you to ask, and indeed many doctors feel under appreciated, so if you were to thank them with a card or a positive posting online, that would be greatly appreciated.” ~Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

“Thank you for your question. Normal etiquette is to not tip the physician. Tip the staff who works for him/her instead. The physician would be happy to know that the staff took good care of you. I hope this helps.” ~Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD Bay Area Dermatologist


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