The clinic was founded in response to changes in the health insurance marketplace that were driving up costs for patients with either higher deductibles or no insurance. In addition, government regulations were forcing doctors to spend more time with their computers and less time with their patients.
No insurances are accepted; all services must be paid in full before or immediately after they are provided. Prices for all services are 100% transparent. No insurance is accepted, and certain patients who have government insurance policies (Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Medicaid) are not permitted to be seen for non-cosmetic services due to government regulations.
Dr. Shah currently works as the founder and medical director of Clarus Dermatology, and serves as adjunct clinical faculty for the University of Minnesota department of Family Medicine and Community Health. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Shah serves as the president of the Minnesota Dermatological Society, president of Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine, founder of the Minnesota Independent Physicians Association, director of the Twin Cities Medical Society, and a founding director of the REAL Physicians Foundation.