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It's time for another change.

The practice of medicine has evolved. I began in General Surgery where I have felt my most true calling. After spending several years in the practice of General Surgery I began to realize that if I wanted to be as financially secure as I desired I would not be able to spend time watching my children grow up. It was in this mindset that I was convinced finding a niche surgical practice, whose primary source of revenue was non-insurance related, would be desirable.

I spent considerable time and energies learning the trade through what I know was the best educational experience. What I didn't consider at the time was that the market for Cosmetic Surgery could become super-saturated over a very short period of time. This led me to play let's make a deal and I began to feel that some patients were coming only because I was low bid and not because they valued my surgical abilities.

I must also say that Cosmetic Surgery is a very expensive business. There are many additional expenses including advertising and consumables that at times are quite difficult to quantify in terms of ROI. I must say that I've discerned that this large overhead and over-saturated market has left me with the decision to return to my roots.

As such I have closed my Cosmetic Surgery practice on December 1, 2007. Currently I am practicing trauma and acute care surgery with Desert Trauma Surgeons.

If you are here looking for Dr. Ronald Fragen, sadly his time on this earth has passed.