Mentor Introduces 100 Percent Patient Financing Program

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Mentor Corporation

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor (Nasdaq: MNTR)
 announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with PFS Patient Financing
 to offer patients a 100% financing program for a variety of elective cosmetic
 surgery procedures.  The move is part of Mentor's goal of helping physicians
 grow their practices by making cosmetic surgery procedures more affordable for
 patients.
     Josh Levine, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mentor Aesthetic
 Products, believes the program offers advantages to both physicians and
 patients.  "For doctors, the program offers the potential for greater patient
 volume, better cash flow management, and eliminates the financial risk of
 carrying patient obligations.  No prior signup is required.  The payoff is
 that doctors can focus on turning consults into surgeries."
     Mr. Levine goes on to say, "The program makes cosmetic surgery accessible
 to all patients.  Patients get the advantage of tailoring payment plans to
 their budgets, with low interest rates that are more affordable than most
 credit cards.  The application process is easy, fast and convenient.  The
 application can be filed online, over the phone or via fax, and a response can
 be received in as little as 15 minutes."
     To help increase patient flow into physicians' offices, Mentor will be
 marketing its 100% patient financing program directly to consumers and will
 profile the program features on its consumer website, www.mentorcorp.com.
 Program features will also be highlighted on Mentor's business-to-business
 website, www.mentordirect.com.  Both patients and physicians can link directly
 to the PFS website through Mentor sites.
     For more information about Mentor's 100% patient financing program, please
 contact Namita Patel, Product Manager for Mentor Aesthetic Products, at
 (805) 879-6278.
 
     Founded in 1969, Mentor Corporation is a leading supplier of medical
 products in the U.S. and more than 60 countries.  The Company develops,
 manufactures and markets products for the medical specialties of aesthetic and
 general surgery, urology and clinical and consumer healthcare.
 
 

SOURCE Mentor Corporation
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor (Nasdaq: MNTR)
 announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with PFS Patient Financing
 to offer patients a 100% financing program for a variety of elective cosmetic
 surgery procedures.  The move is part of Mentor's goal of helping physicians
 grow their practices by making cosmetic surgery procedures more affordable for
 patients.
     Josh Levine, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mentor Aesthetic
 Products, believes the program offers advantages to both physicians and
 patients.  "For doctors, the program offers the potential for greater patient
 volume, better cash flow management, and eliminates the financial risk of
 carrying patient obligations.  No prior signup is required.  The payoff is
 that doctors can focus on turning consults into surgeries."
     Mr. Levine goes on to say, "The program makes cosmetic surgery accessible
 to all patients.  Patients get the advantage of tailoring payment plans to
 their budgets, with low interest rates that are more affordable than most
 credit cards.  The application process is easy, fast and convenient.  The
 application can be filed online, over the phone or via fax, and a response can
 be received in as little as 15 minutes."
     To help increase patient flow into physicians' offices, Mentor will be
 marketing its 100% patient financing program directly to consumers and will
 profile the program features on its consumer website, www.mentorcorp.com.
 Program features will also be highlighted on Mentor's business-to-business
 website, www.mentordirect.com.  Both patients and physicians can link directly
 to the PFS website through Mentor sites.
     For more information about Mentor's 100% patient financing program, please
 contact Namita Patel, Product Manager for Mentor Aesthetic Products, at
 (805) 879-6278.
 
     Founded in 1969, Mentor Corporation is a leading supplier of medical
 products in the U.S. and more than 60 countries.  The Company develops,
 manufactures and markets products for the medical specialties of aesthetic and
 general surgery, urology and clinical and consumer healthcare.
 
 SOURCE  Mentor Corporation

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