Articles & Resources


Included below is a list of articles that Michael Sacopulos has written for various medical publications. Links to articles are provided, when available.



  • “Mesothelial Stem Cells and Stromal Vascular Fracture for Skin Rejuvenation, Facial Plastic Clinics, October 2018 Read article here 
  • “Password Security: OpenSaysMe” AAOS Now, August 2018 – Read article here 
  • “Calling Out Those Who Call In”, ADAM, June & July 2018
  • “Are Physicians Required to Return Overpayments”?, AAOS Now, May 2018 – Read article here


  • “Website Compliance: 7 Areas of Focus” Physiciansendoscopy, Spring/Summer – Read article here
  • “Data Protection at Small Practices” Physicians Practice, May 9, 2017 – Read article here  
  • “Blockchain” Physicians Practice, April 11, 2017,  – Read article here  
  • “Social Media Policy Instructions for Your Practice”, Physicians Practice, April 6, 2017 – Read article here.
  • “Your Practice Website Must Be ADA Compliant” Physicians Practice, February 14, 2017 – Read article here and on Diagnostic Imaging.


  • “Doctor, Please Take the Stand: Stress, Duties, and Dangers of Physician Testimony” The Journal of Practice Management, November/December 2016, Volume 32, Number 3
  • “No It Is Not A Joke” Adam, December, 2016
  • “Post Petition Debts in Chapter 13” Adam, September, 2016
  • “Employee Posting” Adam, September, 2016
  • “8 Steps to Avoid Legal Risks From Your Practice Website” Family Practice News Digital Network, June 16, 2016
  • “Separating Legitimate Claims” Adam, May, 2016
  • Quoted “How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks” Health Data Management, May, 2016.
  • “Giving Away the Keys to the Kingdom: Vendors and Your Website” Journal of Practice Management, April, 2016
  • “That Old Fat Magic Be Coming to an End: FDA Gets Serious About Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Therapy Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, April, 2016
  • “Test Your Knowledge on Waiving Copays” Physicians Practice, March 21, 2016
  • “Patient Gift Cards and Regulations” Adam, February, 2016


  • “Parties and Promos” KZA Alert December, 2015
  • “Legal Risks When Emailing Vendors or Patients” Medscape, November 23, 2015
  • “Telemedicine: A Virtual Compliance Jigsaw Puzzle” Adam, June, 2015
  • “Key Reasons to Consider Buying Cyber Insurance” Medscape, April 30, 2015 | CLICK HERE
  • “Waiving Deductibles and Copays: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” Journal of Practice Management, January 2015


  • “Business Associates Gone Bad” Journal of Practice Management, October, 2014
  • “Surprising Legal Dangers of ‘Safe’ Social Media” Medscape, September 24, 2014 |CLICK HERE
  • “Patient Privacy Breaches: Sexual, Creepy and Illegal” Medscape, March 6, 2014 | CLICK HERE

2013 and Prior

  • “5 Unexpected Ways You Could Get Sued” Medscape, December 30, 2013 |CLICK HERE
  • “5 Unexpected Ways You Could Get Sued” Medscape, December 30, 2013 |CLICK HERE
  • “The Price is Right: Are group discounts really fee splitting in disguise?” Plastic Surgery Practice, October 2013 | CLICK HERE
  • “Cyber Exposure by Proxy: Businesses Should Evaluate Data Security Risks Posed by Vendors” Bloomberg BNA Health IT Law & Industry Report, September 9, 2013
  • “Avoid Liker’s Remorse: The FDA is watching what you like on Facebook” Plastic Surgery Practice, September 2013 | CLICK HERE
  • “Pitfalls of Electronic Consultations” Aesthetic Society News, Summer 2013
  • “Avoid Getting Pinned: Pinterest adds value if you play by the rules” Plastic Surgery Practice, July 2013 | CLICK HERE
  • “Hot, Hot, Hot-Doctors take the hot seat in the first-ever mock malpractice trial event” Plastic Surgery Practice | CLICK HERE
  • “Privacy Please! Ignoring risk analysis, is a risky business” Plastic Surgery Practice, May, 2013 |CLICK HERE
  • “Business Associate Agreements: Being Judged by the Company You Keep” Becker’s Spine Review, April 19th, 2013 | CLICK HERE
  • “Attitude Adjustment: New FSMB guidelines seek to curb doctors’ inappropriate online behavior” Plastic Surgery Practice, April, 2013 |CLICK HERE
  • “Online Protection of a Medical Facility” Professional Liability Insurance Industry, 2013 First Quarter
  • “Is Plastic Surgery Really Tax Deductible” Plastic Surgery Practice, February, 2013 |CLICK HERE
  • “Medical Malpractice, Chicken Bones and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address” Civil War Medicine Surgeon’s Call, February, 2013
  • “7 Deadly Sins of Electronic Medical Records” Mississippi Medical News, January 2, 2013 |CLICK HERE
  • “Make 2013 the Year You Take Back Control of Your Online Reputation” Plastic Surgery Practice, January 2013
  • “Are Your Employees Stealing?” Plastic Surgery Practice, December 2012| CLICK HERE
  • “Leaser Beware!” Plastic Surgery Practice, November 2012
  • “5 Ways to Protect Your Practice with a Business Associate Agreement” Mississippi Medical News, October 29th, 2012 | CLICK HERE
  • “How to lease office space without getting cheated” Dental Products Report, September 17th, 2012 | CLICK HERE
  • “The Jury is in and May be Online: Negative reviews can do more than scare away patients” Plastic Surgery Practice, September 2012
  • “5 Unexpected Ways of Getting Sued” MGMA Connexion, September 2012
  • “PSP’s 4-Step EMR Risk Management Strategy: Many practices are adopting electronic medical record systems, but are they fail-safe?” Plastic Surgery Practice, August 2012
  • “Your Disability Coverage Simplified: Get schooled on insurance, benefits, and tax implications” Plastic Surgery Practice, July 2012
  • “How to Outsmart Your Disability Insurance Policy” Dental Products Report, July 25th, 2012 |CLICK HERE
  • “Network Risk Insurance: 4 Points on Protecting Yourself in the Digital Age” Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Review, July 13th, 2012 | CLICK HERE
  • “Ripped from the Headlines: Fact can be stranger than fiction when it comes to practicing plastic surgery without a license” Plastic Surgery Practice, June 2012
  • “Practicing Medicine in a Litigious World: Coping with Medial Legal Stress” Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Review, May 15th, 2012 |CLICK HERE
  • “The Emotionally Labile Client: Attorney Duties When A Client Threatens Violence” Elon Law Review, April 2012
  • “Cyber Critics, Stress and the Practice of Medicine” THE Aesthetic Report, April 26th, 2012
  • “Real Stress from the Virtual World: Physicians and Online Ratings” Plastic Surgery Practice, April 2012
  • “Understanding and Dealing with Malpractice Litigation Stress” SurgiStrategies, April 23rd, 2012
  • Featured in Plastic Surgery Practice  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Online Doctor Reviews: Do They Track Surgeon Volume, a Proxy for Quality of Care” Journal of Medical Internet Research, April 10th, 2012  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Maximize Your Dental Practice’s Account Receivable” Dental Products Report, March 22nd, 2012  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Physicians Aren’t Alone: Understanding and Dealing with Malpractice Litigation Stress” Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Review, March 16th, 2012  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Could Negative Reviews on Social Media Sour Your Appeal For Buyers?” MGMA Connexion, March, 2012  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Legal Update: Protecting Patient Privacy is a Priority” Outpatient Surgery, February, 2012  |  CLICK HERE
  • “How to Terminate a Patient” Chiropractic Economics, February, 2012  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Plastic Surgeons Donate Time to Help Battered Women” Plastic Surgery Practice, December, 2011  |  CLICK HERE
  • “FDA Examines Mobile Medical Applications” Plastic Surgery Practice, November, 2011  |  CLICK HERE
  • “New Applications, New Regulations: FDA asks for your input on medical smartphone apps” Review of Optometry, October 15th, 2011  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Expert Discusses Legalities of the Groupon Business Model” The Aesthetic Guide, September/October, 2011 issue  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Sued? Follow These Do’s and Don’ts” Outpatient Surgery, September, 2011  |  CLICK HERE
  • “The Future of Mobile Medical Apps” Dental Products Report, August 18th, 2011  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Social Media Policies: What Every Practice Should Have in the Age of Mark Zuckerberg”, July 13th, 2011  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Trick or Tweet: Social Media and Your Practice” Dental Products Report, June 29th, 2011  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Playing The Odds: Hedge Funds Finance Medical Malpractice Claims”, June 23, 2011  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Is that the best you can do: Dealing with patients who want to haggle” Plastic Surgery Practice, June 2011  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Dealing with the rising trend of credit card disputes” Plastic Surgery Practice, May 2011  |  CLICK HERE
  • “Physician, protect thyself: The threat of credit card chargebacks” Healthcare Finance News, April 2011  |  CLICK HERE
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