South Shore Skin Center Relocates to Brand New Medical Building at One Scobee Circle

One Scobee Circle in Plymouth
One Scobee Circle in Plymouth

  South Shore Skin Center, one of the most progressive dermatology practices in Massachusetts with offices in Cohasset and Plymouth, has recently moved their Plymouth practice from 45 Resnik Road to the newly constructed 20,000 square-foot medical building on 1.38 acres at One Scobee Circle.

 

 

South Shore Skin Center now occupies the entire 6,600 square-foot third floor of the new three-story building at Scobee Circle that is situated on the corner of Resnik Road. RHCI-Plymouth Outpatient Rehabilitation Center (the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands) resides on the first floor and E. Morgan Scheiber. DMD PC and Associates occupies a 3,200 square-foot medical condo on the building’s second floor.

South Shore Skin Center had outgrown their eight room, 2,600 square-foot Resnik Road location, which influenced their decision to purchase the space at One Scobee Circle and increase their practice’s footprint to almost three times the size of their previous office. The practice now features a large reception area, 12 surgical/medical exam rooms, a clinical and outpatient area as well as business and practitioner offices. The new space has also enabled South Shore Skin Center to launch their full cosmetic spa, which boasts four plush treatment rooms expressly for facials, anti-aging treatments, laser treatments, Thermage and cosmetic procedures.

Caring for thousands of patients south of Boston, South Shore Skin Center was founded by Dr. Richard Eisen in 1988 and has grown significantly over the years. The practice has a staff of 25 with three other physicians: Dr. Ramzi Saad, Dr. Katherine Ayers and Dr. William Stocker, as well as three physician assistants, three cosmetic nurse specialists, three estheticians and 12 other staff members.

“We’re very excited about our new office because it will enable us to really expand upon the services that we already offer and better serve a greater number of patients in Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape area. We will add another physician over the next month as our practice continues to grow,” noted Dr. Eisen.

The building’s developer was Alpines, LLC of Plymouth and construction was done by Coastal Restorations, also of Plymouth. The modern, energy efficient building features radiant heat and solar panels provided by Alternate Energy of Plymouth. South Shore Skin Center’s reception area features an energy monitor which shows how much energy the solar panels produce every day.

Conveniently located off Route 44, One Scobee Circle offers free parking for 106. To learn more about South Shore Skin Center, visit www.southshoreskincenter.com.

South Shore Skin Center

South Shore Skin Center is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services. 

South Shore Skin Center’s cosmetic services include Fraxel re:pair and re:store; Gentle YAG, innovative Laser, IPL (Intensive Pulse Light), Thermage and treatments for age spots, acne scarring, birth marks, tattoos and more.  The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, Radiesse, Sculptra and other wrinkle fillers, Microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.  Anti-Aging and Cosmetic treatments are both safer and more effective when administered at a physician’s office such as South Shore Skin Center and Medical Spa.

South Shore Skin Center offices are located at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202 in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340, and One Scobee Circle in Plymouth, Mass., (508) 747-0711. For more information, visit the website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.

Forget the DVDs, Dad is Best for Baby Brain Development

Over the past couple of months, there has been an uproar among parents over Baby Einstein toys and the unfounded claims that the toys will make a baby smarter. In light of this, Boot Camp for New Dads reminds parents that there is a substantiated way to raise your baby’s intelligence – through playtime with Dad.

Greg Bishop, author of two books on fatherhood and the founder of Boot Camp for New Dads (http://www.bcnd.org), a non-profit orientation program for fathers-to-be, operating in more than 260 hospitals, clinics, schools, fire stations and churches around North America and internationally, has worked with hundreds of thousands of dads over the past 19 years.

Bishop and thousands of dads (and moms) know that when it comes to raising infant intelligence, dad is the baby’s best toy. According to a recent article in Parents magazine, playtime may look like all fun, but is actually “work” to your child. In the article, Marilyn Segal, PhD, an early childhood studies program director at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale stated, “Playtime helps develop a baby’s social, intellectual, language, and problem-solving skills.”

According to ParentsAsTeachers.org, “There are certain aspects of male styles that support a child’s intellectual development. Dads often have a special interest in analytical skills such as math and problem solving. Dad’s care can combine with mom’s to effect how children think of their own abilities and effect how well they do in school.”

Research has shown that dad is destined to become the baby’s primary playmate. In fact, two-thirds of six-month-old babies choose dad when it comes to playtime. Below, Bishop shares insight from his first book, Hit the Ground Crawling on the role that dads play that ultimately helps with baby brain development:

Why a baby picks dad for playing. Babies notice right after birth that dad looks, smells, feels and sounds different than mom. As the weeks go by, a baby notices that while mom is protective and calming, dad is more playful, physical and sometimes very surprising. When a baby is fussy, dad will tend to tickle or lift his baby into the air. A baby will start to recognize the difference and anticipate something exciting at the sound of dad’s voice.

As months go by, the first thing a baby begins to think when dad walks in the room is “playtime!” Mom and dad’s style of play are different and a baby knows it. While a mom might steady the blocks that are about to tumble, dad will let them fall or maybe even push them over.

Dad’s style complements mom’s. Although they may come into conflict at times, dad’s adventurous role does complement that of mom’s and the combination is what turns out well-rounded children. Dads introduce new challenges to their baby and encourage them to explore their worlds. Playtime with dad contributes to the baby’s physical, intellectual and social development and leads to great qualities later in life such as good relationships with peers; a knowledge of limits and a spirit of adventure.

Babies grow by playing. Never underestimate the power of play and the way dads are happy to crawl on the floor and really get into playtime with their baby. For example, the skills a three-month-old learns by playing a simple game of “peek-a-boo” include observation, language, coordination, communication, exploration, problem solving, socialization, rhythm, creativity and humor. Other games work on dexterity, balance, trust, strength and timing.

According to Bishop, “Research has shown that children whose fathers are a consistent, positive force in their lives do better socially, intellectually and physically. A father’s style of play is different than a mother’s just as the way he interacts with his baby is different, which is a good thing. Dads may not realize it, but what they bring to the table is simply indispensable.”

A Boot Camp for New Dads mom summed up how a father benefits his child’s brain in a recent email, “What will boost a baby’s development better than infant massage, listening to Mozart and ‘baby rocket scientist’ DVD’s all together?  Having a hands-on Dad!”

Boot Camp for New Dads

Now celebrating their 19th year, Boot Camp for New Dads is nationally acclaimed as the “Best Practice” for preparing men to be fathers and has been named a U.S. Navy Model Program. Boot Camp for New Dads has prepared more than 200,000 men for fatherhood over the years.

Today, Greg Bishop and 400 other Boot Camp Coaches conduct workshops in 44 states and the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force.

With more than 4.1 million births (National Center for Health Statistics), and approximately 1.5 million men becoming new dads every year, it’s more important than ever for fathers to realize that being a “good provider” is only part of the very central role they have in their children’s lives.

For more information about Boot Camp for New Dads, visit www.bcnd.org. To arrange an interview with Greg Bishop, please contact sdubin@prworkzone.com, (781) 582-1061.

National and International Locations

Boot Camp For New Dads locations include ALASKA (Anchorage); ARIZONA (Chandler, Flagstaff, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City); ARKANSAS (Jonesboro, Paragould, Springdale); CALIFORNIA (Apple Valley, Bakersfield, , Fresno, Garden Grove, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Madera, Merced, Mission Hills, , Oakland, Orange, Pomona, Port Hueneme, San Diego, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, , S. Lake Tahoe, Travis, Valley Springs); COLORADO (Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Fort Carson, Greeley, Longmont, Thornton, Wheat Ridge); CONNECTICUT (Bristol, Danbury, New London); FLORIDA (Brandon, Clearwater, Hollywood, Jacksonville, North Palm Beach, Orlando, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Tampa); GEORGIA (Atlanta, Elberton, Gainesville, Marietta, Savannah); HAWAII (Pearl Harbor, Schofield); ILLINOIS (Aurora, Carbondale, Champaign, Chicago, East St. Louis, Evanston, Freeport, Geneva, Great Lakes, Highland Park, Libertyville, Moline, Oak Park, Rockford, Springfield, Urbana, Winfield); INDIANA (Anderson, Bluffton, Hammond, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Kokomo); IOWA (Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Jefferson, Sioux City); KANSAS (Junction City, Topeka); KENTUCKY (Paducah); LOUISIANA (Covington); MAINE (Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, Waterville); MARYLAND (Annapolis) MASSACHUSETTS (Beverly, Ipswich, Lowell, Nantucket, Plymouth, Weymouth, Springfield); MICHIGAN (, Ann Arbor, Bay City, Centreville, Iron Mountain, Ithaca, Kalamazoo, Niles, St Joseph, Ypsilanti); MINNESOTA (Brainerd, Duluth, Robbinsdale); MISSISSIPPI (Tupelo); MISSOURI (Jefferson City) MONTANA (Billings, Helena, Miles City); NEBRASKA (Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha); NEVADA (Las Vegas) NEW HAMPSHIRE (Manchester, Portsmouth); NEW JERSEY (Princeton) NEW YORK (Glens Falls, Little Falls, Mineola, Rome, Utica); NORTH CAROLINA (Burlington, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Ft. Bragg, Greensboro, Monroe, Raleigh, Shelby); NORTH DAKOTA (Grand Forks); OHIO (Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, East Cleveland, East Liverpool, Garfield Heights, Lima, Lorain, Mayfield Heights, Middleburg Heights, Orange Village, Portsmouth, Toledo, Warren, Westlake, Youngstown); OKLAHOMA (Claremore, Oklahoma City, Tulsa); OREGON (Corvalis, McMinnville, Salem, Silverton); SOUTH CAROLINA (Columbia, Pickens, Walhalla); TENNESSEE (Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis); TEXAS (Amarillo, Dallas, Fort Hood, Longview, Lubbock, Plano, San Antonio, Texarkana, Waco, Webster); VERMONT (Barre, Brattleboro, Middlebury); VIRGINIA (Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Hampton, Richmond) WASHINGTON (Everett, Fairchild AFB, Longview, Olympia, Puyallup, Yakima); WEST VIRGINIA (Wheeling); WISCONSIN (Florence, Green Bay, Madison, Oshkosh, Watertown, Wausau); JAPAN (Atsugi, Yokosuka), ITALY (Sicily); UNITED KINGDOM [a.k.a. Hit the Ground Crawling] (Birmingham, Liverpool)

Rodman & Rodman, P.C. Offers Businesses Essential Tips on How to Stay Connected and Retain Customers

In a good economy, there always exists the challenge of getting and keeping customers. In a down economy, it’s more important than ever that businesses not only make the sale, but really connect with their customers in order to retain them. Rodman & Rodman, P.C. Certified Public Accountants and Business Strategists, catering to small and medium sized companies throughout New England, offers tips on how businesses can stay connected with and retain their customers.

Rodman & Rodman offers businesses several tips:

Add value to the relationship. Provide more than just your product or service. From newsletters to product information, follow up calls, co-marketing with related businesses and by being a resource to your customer – try to add value to your relationship with them. Each of these ideas requires some extra effort and possibly expenditure, but the return is worth the investment.

Mirror your customer. Whenever directly communicating with your customer, determine your customer’s rate and emotion of communication and mirror it. This does not mean you should imitate them. Simply match the rate at which your customer is speaking and their level of emotion. For example:

If the speed at which your customer is talking is quick and you respond at a lumbering and pensive pace, you are likely making them uncomfortable. Put yourself in their place. Say you were trying to carefully explain to someone a computer problem and they cut in and quickly rattle off what you need to do. Even if they are right, are you really happy?  Would you want to speak with that person again with your next issue? Match their rate of speech as best you can as a seller or someone serving the customer for the best possible result.

How your customer is feeling about their situation shows in the emotion of their communication with you. In this case, it is slightly trickier because what you are mirroring is not the actual emotion of that customer, but the depth of that emotion. If a customer is angry, do not be angry, but be concerned. Very angry? Be very concerned. If the customer is frustrated, be empathetic. The point here is that good selling and customer service does not mean you must be upbeat and cheerful at all times. If a customer calls you in a panic, you need to show them that you are going to respond to their reason for panicking with a sense of urgency that demonstrates both concern and competency.

Provide smiling telephone customer service. Studies have shown that a customer service representative will more likely answer the telephone with a smile when a mirror is placed in front of them. Not only do the callers sense the smile in the customer service rep’s voice, the mirror provides a feedback mechanism to show the representative whether or not they are matching the emotions of the customer. This technique is highly effective and something to consider doing if your business fits the model.

“Customer service is what we all do. We serve our customers in exemplary fashion so that they buy from us, hopefully over and over again. Simply delivering the product or service you provide in the manner you proposed, at the time you promised, and at the price you quoted does not mean that your customer will return to buy again; refer you another customer; and/or like you or your business,” explained Larry Rice, Director of Strategic Consulting at Rodman & Rodman. He continued, “If you did not make your customer feel especially good about buying from YOU, the chances that the customer will choose the most convenient alternative available next time increases. Making a connection with customers is imperative.”

Rodman & Rodman, P.C.

Founded in 1961, Rodman & Rodman, P.C. provides accounting, tax and business services to small and medium-sized companies throughout New England. With a focus on strategic planning, Rodman & Rodman goes beyond traditional accounting services and takes a proactive approach when serving clients to increase, preserve and sustain clients’ financial net worth.

From business valuations, taxation, audits, fraud detection and prevention services and succession planning to a variety of accounting IT services including software selection, implementation and training, the team at Rodman & Rodman serves as comprehensive advisors to clients. For individual clients, the company offers personal advisory services such as planning for real estate transactions, obtaining financing, estate planning and retirement planning as well as planning for college education. Rodman & Rodman Certified Public Accountants are located at 3 Newton Executive Park in Newton and 25 Braintree Hill Office Park in Braintree, Mass. For more information, visit their website at www.rodmancpa.com or contact Jen Reading at (617) 965-5959.

Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers invites the public to attend a free seminar on “Wills and Trusts in Uncertain Times” at the Wellesley Free Library on April 15, 2009 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

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Are you relying on yesterday’s strategies to deal with today’s issues? Uncertain times are leading to changing economic circumstances for many individuals and families, making estate planning a topic of critical interest.

Learn more about “Wills and Trusts in Uncertain Times” at a seminar presented by Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers of Boston, to be held on Wednesday April 15, 2009 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Wellesley Free Library located at 530 Washington Street, Wellesley Square, in Wellesley, MA. The seminar is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. To reserve your place, please call (617) 218-2097 or email events@tbhr-law.com

The seminar will be presented by Perry Ganz, Esq. a partner with Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C of Boston. Attorney Ganz focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning and taxation and was named a Massachusetts Rising Star by Boston Magazine.  He is a frequent speaker on estate planning strategies and has written articles for various publications, as well as the chapter entitled “Making Charitable Contributions” in Drafting Estate Plans, a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education publication. He has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal on changes in the federal estate tax law.

A variety of real life issues will be discussed, including common estate planning errors, asset protection strategies, estate tax reduction strategies, and avoiding probate. Plan on attending to learn more and to explore current estate planning issues and options.

Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.
Formed in 1991, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive legal services to its clients. Featuring a breadth and depth of experience and perspective usually found only at larger law firms, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers. P.C. offers sophisticated legal counsel to entrepreneurs, businesses, individuals, families, and institutions.

Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers’ areas of expertise include corporate law, employment matters, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and dispute resolution, estate planning, taxation, real estate, bankruptcy, and municipal law.

The offices of Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C. are located at 101 Huntington Avenue, Prudential Center, in Boston, MA 02199. For additional information, or to arrange for a consultation, please call 1-617-218-2000, e-mail info@tbhr-law.com, or visit www.tbhr-law.com.