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Plastic Surgery at Indiana University (IU) Health North and West Hospitals

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

It isn’t very often that a large corporation takes on a complete name change. This is particularly rare in the medical world with a hospital system. But that is exactly what is happening this month in the Clarian Health System. Since 1997, Clarian Health has existed as a core set of downtown Indianapolis hospitals, Methodist, University, and Riley Hospital for Children. Since its inception it has also acquired over a dozen hospitals around the state, creating the largest statewide hospital system and the only one closely aligned with the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Despite having multiple locations across the state, however, the Clarian name doesn’t resonate with much familiarity outside of Indianapolis. After undertaking a large market research study, Clarian is launching an historic name change to more clearly define its mission and statewide focus.  Clarian will change its name to Indiana University Health effective this month. Indiana University Health will better identify Clarian’s unique brand of nationally recognized health care, reinforce its partnership with Indiana University and the IU School of Medicine, which provides patients with access to innovative research and treatments, and better reflect the breadth of its mission. Each and every hospital in the system will change their names as well with Indiana University (IU) Health preceding the hospital location in most cases.

As I have two plastic surgery practices in suburban Clarian locations, this name will affect the two hospitals where these facilities exist. My northside Indianapolis location at Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel will change its name to Indiana University (IU) Health North Hospital. My westside Indianapolis location at Clarian West Medical Center in Avon will change its name to Indiana University (IU) Health West Hospital.

 

While a hospital name change can initially be confusing for patients, the practice phone numbers (IU Health North 317.706.4444, IIU Health West 317.217.2200), the website (www.eppleyplasticsurgery.com) and the email address, info@eppleyplasticsurgery.com will remain the same. It will take some time before GPS locaters will be able to identify the hospital locations by these new names however.

As the Clarian name fades away and the Indiana University Health name emerges, we at Eppley Plastic Surgery look forward to providing plastic surgery procedures, innovations and service that is commensurate with this new bold vision. 

 

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana

Ask My Cosmetic Surgeon iPhone App

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Since the release of the iphone in 2007, over 50 million units have been commercially sold. One of its many features has been the availability of third-party applications which were launched in mid-2008 and now has well over 200,000 approved by Apple. These apps have diverse functionalities, one of the most common is that of reference. Medical reference apps are particularly popular and hundreds of them exist.

Plastic surgery apps for the iphone have lagged behind the rush for medical reference apps. Only a handful exist, some of which are reference and others which are more like games with photo uploading and limited morphing features.

Ask My Cosmetic Surgeon is a new plastic surgery application for the iphone and is available through iTunes. For those individuals considering or just curious about what can be done to change or improve their appearance, Ask My Cosmetic Surgeon has the answers. Covering over 50 of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments and surgery, this iphone app provides straightforward and detailed answers from an experienced plastic surgeon. It separate the myths from the facts on what cosmetic surgery can and can’t do for you. Taken from the over 1,000 articles on the blog, Explore Plastic Surgery.com, Dr. Eppley provides direct answers on many of the perceptions and misperceptions about plastic surgery.

Ask My Cosmetic Surgeon is divided by navigation into two sections, Face and Body. The Face section covers such topics such as Botox, Rhinoplasty, Facelifts, Perioral Rejuvenation and Jawline Enhancement. The Body section covers such topics as Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Bariatric Plastic Surgery, and Scar Revision.

Besides frank information, one of the features of the Ask My Cosmetic Surgeon app is the ability to be directed to a link where questions can be asked to Dr. Eppley. As the internet is full of plastic surgery information,  much of it is marketing and promotional in nature. Patients want to know the answers to many questions and reading an information site like this app will undoubtably cause one to want to know more. Dr. Barry Eppley, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon from Indianapolis, answers all questions within 24 hours. Use this app to get answers to your questions about cosmetic surgery and get a personalized answer back…fast!

Dr Barry Eppley and FaceBook

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Dr Barry Eppley, board-certified plastic surgeon of Indianapolis, has posted his practice resume and photos on the popular website, FaceBook  for viewing by potential patients and the general public. Under the name, Eppley Plastic Surgery, there are a large number of before and after photographs of plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Eppley regularly performs. Every plastic surgery blog that he writes is also posted and updated daily.

IU Health and Eppley Plastic Surgery

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Eppley Plastic Surgery at IU Health North and West Hospitals

Since the opening of IU Health West Hospital in Avon, Indiana in 2004 and IU Health North Hospital in Carmel, Indiana in 2005, Eppley Plastic Surgery opened dedicated offices to plastic surgery and spa therapies  in these hospitals. Dr. Barry Eppley brings his extensive experience from Indiana University where he has performed thousands of life-changing operations on adults and children. Dr. Eppley has tremendous experience in the reconstruction of facial birth defects and injuries which translates well into aesthetic reshaping of facial features, such as in rhinoplasty, and reversing the effects of facial aging in procedures such as facelifts, browlifts, and blepharoplasty surgery. Dr. Eppley performs body contouring procedures as well including breast augmentation, lifts, and reductions, liposuction, tummytucks, and major body reshaping after bariatric surgery.

What Dr. Eppley really likes is the atmosphere of the IUI Health North and IU Health West locations which fits well with his relaxed and personalized style of patient relationships. Taking the time with patients to understand their needs and desires and develop a treatment plan specific to their goals is a major part of Dr. Eppley’s approach to plastic surgery. According to Dr. Eppley……the patient’s problem is what they see……and a good result is what makes the patient happy. Dr. Eppley sees patients six days a week, including Saturdays, at the IU Health North and IU Health West locations.


Dr. Barry EppleyDr. Barry Eppley

Dr. Barry Eppley is an extensively trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon with more than 20 years of surgical experience. He is both a licensed physician and dentist as well as double board-certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This training allows him to perform the most complex surgical procedures from cosmetic changes to the face and body to craniofacial surgery. Dr. Eppley has made extensive contributions to plastic surgery starting with the development of several advanced surgical techniques. He is a revered author, lecturer and educator in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery.

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