Securus Aims to Raise Industry Bar

Dallas-based Securus Technologies is undertaking a campaign to expose wrongdoings by Global Tel Link (GTL) in an attempt to force GTL to act in accordance with the high standards Securus sets for itself. Securus, which provides technology solutions for the criminal justice community and more than 1,200,000 inmates, is a Better Business Bureau-accredited company. They will be disclosing GTL’s wrongdoings in order to protect customers and the integrity of their industry. “Our business’ mission is a lot more than making money,” said Securus CEO Richard A. Smith. “It is to serve all of our customers with their best interests at heart – in the right way.”

The Louisiana Public Service Commission reported in 1998 that GTL consistently over-billed correctional facility customers for telephone calls by a variety of illicit means, including rigging their call clocks to rack up additional charges and charging calls more than once.

This longstanding issue has spurred Securus to action. “I will not allow such a pattern of these actions to go unnoticed,” he said, calling such fraud “a cancer on our industry.” To that end, Securus will be revealing details of GTL’s misdeeds in a series of press releases over the next six months, shedding light in the dark corners of the industry to force changes for the better. For Smith, it’s about the big picture. “I love our industry – serving law enforcement, corrections, inmates, friends/family members, and all of society,” he said. “I care deeply about the responsibilities that we carry, and we cannot allow such actions to tarnish our industry.”

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How Zwivel Can Connect You With an Excellent Plastic Surgeon Like Dr. Rod Rohrich

An article published recently in the New York Times highlights a new website that has been shaking up the cosmetic surgery industry. The site, called Zwivel, is sort of like an online dating site for doctors and patients. Profiles about the doctors, answers to questions, and up to date pricing is all available for free. Doctors pay a monthly subscription fee to be featured on the site, but patients can freely use the site. Source:

Patients and doctors both can benefit from the site and have sung its praises. According to Dr. Gary Breslow, the creator of Zwivel, only 36 percent of people coming in for cosmetic consultations go through with a surgery. One main reason for this is the lack of information most people have prior to the first meeting on PR Newswire. A lot of people don’t know much about procedures or pricing, and would never have gone for a consult if they had. Zwivel keeps patients informed and up to date and saves time for clients and doctors both.

Amber Ingerman and Dr. Rod Rohrich are just one example of Zwivel’s success. Ingerman wanted cosmetic surgery but was uncertain of the process. After discovering Zwivel and connecting with Dr. Rohrich, she was confident and booked a formal consultation, and had the surgery a month later. Dr. Rohrich is just one of many examples of the quality doctors Zwivel presents to potential clients.

Dr. Rod Rohrich, the doctor who so impressed Ingerman and made her feel confident enough to go through with her surgery, is an internationally known surgeon, based in Dallas, Texas. Along with his practice, he is a professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Rohrich is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

In addition, Dr. Rohrich has served as the Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and President of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has received numerous awards including prestigious national research awards, teaching awards, and distinguished service awards. He also holds a patent on a type of breast implant and is revolutionizing the teaching of plastic surgery, bringing emerging science to the classroom.

Dr. Rohrich is one of the leading plastic surgeons in the nation with a distinguished record. And he is just one of many available on Zwivel, the new patient-doctor interactive website from Dr. Gary Breslow.