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About Pat - Community Publisher

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    Publisher
  • Birthday 03/05/1963

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    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    FL

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Non-Surgical Treatments

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Ron Shapiro
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    SocialEngine Value 23
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
    Nizoral Shampoo
    Nioxin Shampoo
    Dermmatch

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  1. Do you enjoy helping hair loss suffers find optimal treatments, physicians and moral support? Are you knowledgeable about hair loss treatments and which clinics are providing optimal hair restoration surgery? If you have good written communication skills and a passion for helping other restore their hair you may be an excellent candidate to help us moderate our discussion forum, create news articles for our community and research potential new outstanding physicians. This part time paid position as a forum moderator and publishing assistant can be done from your home during flexible times. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of constructive posts on our discussion forum and social network, knowledge and experience with hair loss treatments and hair transplant surgery, and a passion for researching and writing about optimal treatments and leading physicians. Excellent communication skills are essential. Familiarity with web design and online promotion would be a plus. This position has room to grow into more responsibility and compensation for the person or persons who show a strong aptitude for innovating new ideas that help our online community grow more respected and popular. To be considered please message, Patrick - the publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, and provide the following information: Why you are interested in this part time position and why you believe you would do an excellent job. Tell us about your background, education, experience with hair loss treatments and current employment situation and current availability. What skills do you have that could help our online community grow and thrive? Tell us your full name, member name if you are active on our forum and your mailing address, email and phone number. We look forward to learning more about you. Onwards and Upwards, Patrick
  2. Dr Madhu from Hyderabad India is the cheap and the best 

  3. Hello guys,

    I went to to India last week to do my second surgery with dr Madhu. He is the best Vee humble down to earth with lots and lots of skill as well very good team to support him. My first surgery was with Dr Farjo, completely useless I haven't got no hair at all and charge me so much money KEEP AWAY FROM DR. FRAJO, he just wants to grab money and do nothing.

    Dr Madhu his clinic is in Hyderabad (India) very high standard and I had 3,250 Graft compilation of FUE and strip method, it cost one third of what I paid with Dr Farjo. And I only had 2,225 grafts ( which he says).

    If you are looking for hair transplant just go head with Dr Madhu puthur.

    An absolute perfect surgeon.

  4. Pat - Community Publisher

    Goodbye And Thanks For The Memories...

    Guys, I know that some are disappointed that Joe has chosen to move on. As I proposed earlier, I would have preferred that we reached an understanding in which we worked together to build upon this community rather than work apart. I'm also disappointed that Joe has chosen to disparage this community and those who manage it. Frankly, Joe's had his opportunity on this topic and others to beat his chest and make comments attempting to build himself up at the expense of others. No one is using his deactivated account. I think it's time to end this melodrama and move on.
  5. Pat - Community Publisher

    Goodbye And Thanks For The Memories...

    Joe, Hard to imagine how my response to this controversy (see below at the bottom of this post) would be considered an "attack" by you or anyone. I was actually making a good faith effort to reach a positive resolution and unruffled feathers. I had every intention of calling you. But I felt the need to come to an understanding with Bill, Blake and David before calling you. I also thought that the telephone would be more interactive and personal than email. But apparently you have chosen to move on before we could discuss this and potentially work things out. So in an effort to set the record straight I've responded to your publicly posted claims and "The Problem" as you define it below. Joe, I specifically asked you why on the "Forum" page of your website you did not provide a link to our forum for those visiting your website so that they could benefit from accessing the depth of information our forum provides, including your posts. At the time I asked this you had no forum on your "Forum" page and only had a description stating the dangers of forums and that you had no intention of running one. We have inbound links to the Hair Transplant Network from hundreds of websites. So a link on a back page was not what I was inquiring about. Regarding my qualifications I have a masters degree in journalism, which is perhaps why I've defended the right of patients to express their genuine concerns on this forum in over 13 legal battles. In addition to being a patient, over the past 15 years I've visited well over 50 of the world's leading hair restoration clinics to observe and document their procedures and I've attended over 15 international hair restoration conferences and actually sponsored three Coalition weekend workshops for free in the interest of furthering ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation. But ultimately what makes the recommendations valid is not any one person's opinion but rather the collective wisdom and feedback on physicians from thousands of patients going back over 15 years, along with input surveyed from the leading physicians already recommended. In addition, physicians who are recommended are required to provide consistent results as monitored by patient feedback on this forum and in private messages. We have removed over five physicians over the past ten years for not performing up to pare. Ironically two of them sued us to have their recommendations reinstated and lost in court. It's not a perfect system. But creating such accountability, transparency and standards has elevated the world of hair restoration and provided safe/optimal results for thousands of patients. It's also enabled physicians who do great work and who are willing to be accountable online a very cost effective way to grow their practices and educate their patients. Joe, I do appreciate the many ways you helped grow this online community, up hold high standards and help patients. Frankly, I think we could have served the patient community better working together to build on what already exists rather than apart. That was what I wanted to discuss on the phone. I think you will learn that there is far more work behind the scenes in running a community than meets the eye - including legal expenses to enable patient free speech, technical issues, personal issues etc. Best wishes in serving patients where ever you land. Onwards and Upwards, Patrick Hennessey - Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network.com My post on this issue with Joe (07-08-2015, 10:37 PM), other than a couple of one or two sentence updates letting Joe know I intended to call him and thanking posters for their input - "Recoprocity and working together to improve this community. It pains me to read this topic. I remember when this community was begun by me in the late 90's when there was much need for improved techniques, accountability and transparency. Thanks to the vast compassion and sharing of thousands of patients, ethical and skilled physicians and staff and dedicated patient advocates like Joe, Bill and many many others this community established the highest standards in hair restoration and helped thousands of patients distinguish between hype and real patient satisfaction. Together with physicians committed to the very best care we all collectively raised the standards for care and online accountability. Some physicians who received poor reviews or who had their recommendation suspended sued us to either have the poor reviews under the rug or to be reinstated. As a community we held together and stood behind the right of patients to make critical posts when genuine and we prevailed every time in over 13 major law suits over 15 years that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. All for the right of "free" speech and transparency. So I believe in the right of free speech when it is genuine and will fight for it. I believe everyone has a right to their genuine opinions on treatments and physicians. I also believe in reciprocity and working together in cooperation. Joe has benefited from his association with this community as we have from his involvement. Yet on his website where he discusses forums he makes no reference to this forum community nor does he provide a link to it for the benefit of any visitors on his site. Why? We've worked for years to establish a community where only physicians who have been reviewed and screened are formally promoted to the public. In resoproclty to meet our expenses ranging from defending patient free speech, numerous conferences, over 50 visits to leading clinics world wide to document surgeries, technical programing, servers etc etc we do require these clinics to pay a sponsorship fee that is affordable relative to the benefits to them and their patients. This has worked well for patients and leading physicians for well over a decade and saved clinics vast amounts in advertising expenses. Ideally I would like to see us all work cooperatively to provide the very best resources and recommendations. I know that with techniques and physicians changing that researching and presenting the very best is a constant process. I would like to improve this process. I will soon be reaching out to this community to enlist knowledgeable help with this process and in providing additional patient support. Those who do help us improve our recommendations and services will be generously rewarded. Running this community is a big job and we could use more dedicated help. I welcome this community's input on how we can work together to make this community optimal for all. Those who have an interest in such work are welcome to email me directly at pat@mediavisionsonline.com and let me know how you can make this community better, part time or full time. Let's move past division and work together synergistically for the greater good of patients and the clinics who are committed to giving them the very best. There is plenty of to go around, including the work, if we pull together to build on what has already been built with this community. Onwards and Upwards, Patrick Hennessey (the original "Recovering Bald Guy" :-)"
  6. Thanks for everyone's input. I will be contacting Joe soon to see if he is willing to work with us in addressing some of our concerns.
  7. P.S. I intend to contact Joe directly to determine his future involvement with this community.
  8. It pains me to read this topic. I remember when this community was begun by me in the late 90's when there was much need for improved techniques, accountability and transparency. Thanks to the vast compassion and sharing of thousands of patients, ethical and skilled physicians and staff and dedicated patient advocates like Joe, Bill and many many others this community established the highest standards in hair restoration and helped thousands of patients distinguish between hype and real patient satisfaction. Together with physicians committed to the very best care we all collectively raised the standards for care and online accountability. Some physicians who received poor reviews or who had their recommendation suspended sued us to either have the poor reviews under the rug or to be reinstated. As a community we held together and stood behind the right of patients to make critical posts when genuine and we prevailed every time in over 13 major law suits over 15 years that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. All for the right of "free" speech and transparency. So I believe in the right of free speech when it is genuine and will fight for it. I believe everyone has a right to their genuine opinions on treatments and physicians. I also believe in reciprocity and working together in cooperation. Joe has benefited from his association with this community as we have from his involvement. Yet on his website where he discusses forums he makes no reference to this forum community nor does he provide a link to it for the benefit of any visitors on his site. Why? We've worked for years to establish a community where only physicians who have been reviewed and screened are formally promoted to the public. In resoproclty to meet our expenses ranging from defending patient free speech, numerous conferences, over 50 visits to leading clinics world wide to document surgeries, technical programing, servers etc etc we do require these clinics to pay a sponsorship fee that is affordable relative to the benefits to them and their patients. This has worked well for patients and leading physicians for well over a decade and saved clinics vast amounts in advertising expenses. Ideally I would like to see us all work cooperatively to provide the very best resources and recommendations. I know that with techniques and physicians changing that researching and presenting the very best is a constant process. I would like to improve this process. I will soon be reaching out to this community to enlist knowledgeable help with this process and in providing additional patient support. Those who do help us improve our recommendations and services will be generously rewarded. Running this community is a big job and we could use more dedicated help. I welcome this community's input on how we can work together to make this community optimal for all. Those who have an interest in such work are welcome to email me directly at pat@mediavisionsonline.com and let me know how you can make this community better, part time or full time. Let's move past division and work together synergistically for the greater good of patients and the clinics who are committed to giving them the very best. There is plenty of to go around, including the work, if we pull together to build on what has already been built with this community. Onwards and Upwards, Patrick Hennessey (the original "Recovering Bald Guy" :-)
  9. Pat - Community Publisher

    TakingthePlunge has gone "Celestial"

    Dave, Congratulations to you on ascending into the "celestial" plane - and in 2012 no less :-) All your help and massive karma has propelled you and this community to a new level. Let me know what it's like up there and perhaps I'll join you in a couple hundred more posts. Thanks for all the thoughtful and kind help you bring to this community. You're a true blessing.
  10. Pat - Community Publisher

    21 and going bald fast

    Taking the Plunge, Thanks for giving Rizwan such indepth feedback on his thoughtful questions!
  11.  

    hi i am going to use hair fibre for a party so plez suggest me which one is better for me toppik or nanagem fibre ,if u know any other brand which show better result than them ,so plz suggest me as soon as u can

     

    thanks

     

  12. Recently DHI requested that we share the following statement, written by them, on our forum. In the interest of fairness to all parties, we have posted their statement below. This statement is their point of view and does not necessarily represent our views or beliefs. We also want to make it clear to all forum members that none of the posts or topics that DHI has had an issue with have been removed or censored on this forum. All parties to these past controversies have had ample opportunity in the past to respond to and debate the issues discussed in the topics in question. It is not our place to be the final arbitrator of truth regarding all claims and statements made by third party posters on our forum. Rather it is up to the adult viewers of this forum to determine for themselves what to believe regarding these prior topics. The purpose of this topic is to provide the below notice on behalf of DHI. No additional posts or replies will be hosted on this topic. Best wishes, Patrick Hennessey - Publisher of this online community Statement by DHI: Dear Sir/Madam RE: Postings about DHI on Hair Restoration Network. “DHI would urge any readers of the comments that appear on this forum about DHI to keep in mind the following. DHI has repeatedly asked that the alleged authors of the comments and opinions expressed about DHI to identify themselves, to state when they had an alleged DHI procedure the dates of the alleged procedure, to post their alleged before and after photos, and which clinic that they had the alleged procedure in order to verify the information posted about DHI. This information was requested in order for the posters to authenticate themselves and prove that they are real DHI clients and base their opinions upon real DHI experiences and this is deemed to be a reasonable and legitimate request by DHI. However to date no information requested has been produced. DHI has also asked for the identity of the posters who defame DHI without being clients of DHI as their sole aim seems to be to cause damage to DHI. DHI has requested to remove such postings that are unverified with the information requested by DHI as they violate the forums own policy. For now the forum has decided to freeze all postings regarding DHI until further notice.”
  13. Pat - Community Publisher

    Dr. Sam Lam...RUN FAR AWAY!!!

    Thanks Shadow. We do our best and it's good to see our efforts recognized.
  14. Pat - Community Publisher

    Dr. Sam Lam...RUN FAR AWAY!!!

    Those who have been on this forum for a while know that we host all genuine posts - the good, bad and the ugly - regardless of the physician or clinic. Lisa, I'm not aware of any service called "Medical Justice". But we certainly don't allow anyone to white wash our forum, whether the clinic is recommended or not or they have their lawyer harassing us and breathing legal fire down on us. Fortunately we've stood up to and won so many lawsuits that were intended to censor our forum that physicians in general know we don't cave under legal pressure and now they tend to not file such frivolous lawsuits. As for Dr. Sam Lam, I met him recently at a physician's conference. He presents himself very well. But I do see that he has had some very mixed reviews online. I'd be very disappointed if he did require his patients to not share unfavorable results. Bill and I have emailed his office to learn more about this in order to set the record straight. They have been invited to reply to this topic. Hopefully they are confident enough in their work to believe in the transparent sharing of their patient's experiences. Onwards and Upwards, Pat
  15. Pat - Community Publisher

    DHI - Is their technique genuine??

    DHI - "We love an honest debate and we are here for 41 years because we care .. LOL THE DHI TEAM" Really, "you love an honest debate"? That is truly "LOL" given that today your legal department sent me yet another demand letter that virtually every topic and post that is critical of DHI (a very long list) be removed or you will sue us. You've been threatening to sue this community and many of your patients for years now. What's the hold up? Bring it! I love a good public "debate" and so does this community. P.S. I suggest you have management call some of the other physicians and clinics who brought frivolous lawsuits against this community. Those who've been members of this community for a few years know how that worked out for them.
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