Every year at this time, I find it helpful to reflect upon the last twelve months and give thanks for the blessings that I have received.

I am thankful first and foremost for the good health of myself and my family.  As a physician, I know all too well how precious and rare good health is.

I am thankful for the magnificent new Yager Esthetics/Estética office and ySpa we opened in 2010, the realization of a dream started 14 years ago.  To offer the Hispanic community the level of service, sophistication, and safety that equals or surpasses any Manhattan practice makes me immensely proud and only drives me to continue the mission of educating the Latin public about skin care, plastic surgery, and beauty.

I am thankful for the best staff anywhere.  Each manager, nurse, medical assistant, receptionist, skin care specialist and esthetician is here because of their tremendous dedication to their community.  To be able to hire additional staff members during a downturn in the economy is a testament to the success of our mission.

I am thankful to my patients, who each day entrust me with their health and cosmetic dreams.  To each of you, I want you to know that I treat you as a family member, and realize how hard you work for your money and how much it means to you to achieve the best possible results safely.  I have never betrayed that trust, and never will.  I consider it the ultimate compliment when you recommend friends and family.

Thank you for reading my blog, and I look forward to sharing more great news as we reach new heights in 2011.