Wait, isn't this a headshot? I hear that question a lot, but, no, it is not. Technically, this is not a "headshot" due to the fact that we took a photo of more than Dr. Patil's head.
Here, Dr. Mukul Patil was posing for his business portrait in Missy Timko's Pittsburgh studio in front of a seamless grey backdrop. The contrast of grey with his white medical coat creates an aura about his figure that really allows him to stand out.
As was the case with Dr. Patil, medical professionals often require more than just a headshot for promotional materials, etc. If you are a doctor or a dentist (or any profession, really) then a business portrait session can provide extra photographs necessary to round out your professional portfolio.