Baltimore plastic surgeon among top influencers in cosmetic medicine
BALTIMORE, April 3, 2017 –- Local physician, Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, is one of 500 doctors worldwide to receive the RealSelf 500 Award, a prestigious award honoring the top influencers on RealSelf—the most trusted online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find and connect with doctors and clinics.
In 2016, more than 82 million people visited RealSelf to research cosmetic treatments and connect with local medical professionals. The RealSelf 500 Award honors the top rated and most engaged board-certified aesthetic doctors who consistently demonstrated a commitment to patient education and positive patient outcomes throughout 2016. Winners of the award excel at sharing their expertise, free of charge, with tens of millions of RealSelf community members actively searching for information and the right provider. The 500 doctors chosen for the RealSelf 500 list represents only 4% of the more than 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf.
“patients who visit RealSelf before their consults are highly informed.”
Dr. Rodriguez is a Yale-trained, board certified plastic surgeon and the medical director for Cosmetic Surgery Facility (DBA Cosmeticsurg.net), a AAAASF accredited, Medicare certified outpatient surgery center.
He has performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries over the course of his career, specializing in multiple procedure surgeries like mommy makeovers and fat grafting procedures like the Brazilian butt lift. In addition, patients come from all over the world for his Lip lift procedure.
“These 500 doctors are part of a select group of top influencers on RealSelf who collectively answered more than 300,000 consumer questions in 2016 alone,” said Tom Seery, founder and CEO of RealSelf. “Our research shows that more than 95 percent of patients expect a practice to engage with them online. These doctors are leading the way in terms of their online engagement and focus on empowering patients with good information.”
For the past few years, Dr. Rodriguez has maintained his ‘Top Doctor’ contributor designation at RealSelf, and to date has posted 807 answers to questions on RealSelf. He also maintains a patient star rating of 4.5 out of five stars in RealSelf reviews.
About Dr. Rodriguez
Dr. Rodriguez is a board certified plastic surgeon who trained and taught at Yale University. He currently serves as a part time clinical instructor in the Johns Hopkins Plastic Surgery Department, is an active member of the ASPS (awarded the “Distinguished service award” in 2004 for his outstanding commitment to plastic surgery education), and has a research focus on cell enhanced fat grafting using stem cells from your own adipose tissue. Dr. Rodriguez currently serves on the ASPS Regenerative Medicine Committee and served as President of IFATS in 2016, an organization which studies the regenerative properties of adipose tissue. He has been in private practice since 1991.
RealSelf is the largest online destination to get informed about elective cosmetic procedures and to find the right doctor or clinic. More than 9 million people visit RealSelf each month to find out which treatments and providers live up to their promise of being “Worth It.” RealSelf is powered by unbiased experiences shared by consumers for hundreds of treatments, ranging from simple skincare to highly considered cosmetic surgery. Offering millions of photos and medical expert answers, RealSelf has become the essential resource and service for those seeking to find the right doctor or clinic.