Location: Frederick, MD
Jeanne M. O’Connell, MD
Sylvana Institute for Medical Aesthetics is based on the philosophy of combining a welcoming and caring environment with state-of-the-art techniques. “By paying close attention to diet, exercise, nutrition and lifestyle, we can give patients the tools they need to achieve and maintain their health, rather than just a Band-Aid,” says medical director Jeanne M. O’Connell. Restorasis Health was founded under the auspices of Sylvana Institute in 2010 to help patients address underlying causes of illness and aging.
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The rules of business apply to medical services just as much as they do to any other business competing for discretionary dollars, O’Connell says. As a result, running Sylvana Institute requires business and marketing skill as well as medical expertise. “There is a balance between doctor and business professional that is central to operating a profitable and ethical business,” O’Connell says.
While running her business with her sisters for the past 10 years, O’Connell has worked to balance her professional and personal life. The struggle has taught her to form more realistic expectations for herself and her employees. “We can have it all, just not all at once,” she says.