Dr. Ascher is in solo private practice but values a team and collaborative approach to patient care. Dr. Ascher is a separate legal entity from anyone else involved in the care of his patients. Dr. Ascher never engages in fee splitting or percentage-based fee arrangements with other clinicians. Dr. Ascher does not receive any financial compensation when he refers to other clinicians and treatment centers. Both the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association consider these practices unethical because they undermine patient trust among other reasons. A patient should be able to rely on his or her doctor to make referrals based only on the skill and quality of the clinician to which the patient is being referred. Dr. Ascher has no financial ties to pharmaceutical or device companies, treatment facilities, or diagnostic centers. Dr. Ascher does not serve as a paid speaker, lecturer, researcher, or writer for any company.
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