Totally Fake Interview with Dr Elizabeth McCorkle:
Important interviewer: So, we are here with Dr Elizabeth McCorkle today asking the tough questions that all of her patients want the answers to! Dr McCorkle...Elizabeth...what do you prefer being called?
EJM: Elizabeth or Dr McCorkle. Either is fine. Just not Liz or some cutesy diminutive of Elizabeth
II: Great! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? How you got started with your practice?
EJM: Sure. Born and reared in the Southern US (NC, TN, GA,SC), I moved to Eugene in 1999. I love this part of the world - I don't even dislike the rain! I am an unabashed dog lover. Lola, my parti Australian Labradoodle, and Lisette, my chocolate Australian Labradoodle, are my constant companions. We live in a fantastic house that I renovated completely with a large yard that occupies much of my free time in one of my favorite areas of Eugene. Seriously, living so close to Beppe & Gianni's, Sweet Life, Prince Puckler's, and Hey, Neighbor is almost dangerous! When I am not puttering around in my yard, I have to do a lot of power walking in my free time to justify the calories!
I graduated from my Obstetrics and Gynecology residency in 1996, practiced Ob/Gyn until 2009, moved to Bend to practice Gyn, moved back to Eugene in 2011 to open a Gyn and medical aesthetics practice , then opened my independent office in 2016 offering Botox, facial fillers, and Kybella. This has been the most fun I have ever had in my professional career.
II: What makes coming to you a special experience for a patient?
EJM: Aside from my being excellent at what I do, my patients appreciate that my practice is tailored to them and their needs. They only ever interact with me - their calls, texts, emails are answered quickly and by me. Appointment times are flexible to fit the patient's schedule whenever possible. Appointments are generously scheduled so that I have plenty of time with each person and rarely does anyone have to wait. Plus, being in my house, my office space is very private and comfortable.
In addition, I try to keep costs down by working very closely with Brilliant Distinctions, the patient loyalty company operated by Allergan that gives patients fantastic special offers and rebates.
II: What does the typical patient come in for?
EJM: Botox is the most requested procedure but fillers and Kybella are close behind! I also provide Latisse, SkinMedica and Obagi skin care so patients are often picking up product goodies.
II: Who would need Botox?
EJM: No one "needs" Botox. The typical patient will notice a line they do not like and want to look into how that can be treated. Often a change in skin care can be all that they need (really, sunscreen and a good quality retinol work wonders!).
II: Ok, so someone comes in for Botox. What can they expect?
EJM: First, I want to know what the patient sees that they like - do they like their lips, jawline, skin? Then I want to know what change they are after. Let's say that Botox is an option. I will review Botox with them - its history, its uses, its risks and benefits, what to expect from treatment, how long it takes, how long it works. I also offer other options. If we decide that Botox is the treatment that they want then I have them read and sign a consent for treatment. The actual treatment, the injections, takes only a few minutes.
Since aftercare and expectations are so important I invest time making sure each person is aware of what to expect and do when they leave.
II: Excellent. Well, I am sure that there are other questions so may we check in with you another time?
EJM: Absolutely. But, honestly, the best option if someone has additional questions is for them to call or text me directly at (541) 335 - 1928. I really enjoy and look forward to the time I have with my patients. These are people that I call friends!