A 52-year-old woman who spent much of her spare time gardening went to the doctor after noticing a mottled blanching patch on the sides and front of her neck and superior chest. She had noticed the rash months earlier, but it had...
Jeffrey M Suchniak, M.D., decided to make a home and career in rural North Carolina. Here, he shares his decision, the pros and cons he has confronted, and he offers advice to colleagues who may consider a similar move.
The legality of pricing disparity between insured and uninsured patients is decided on a state-by-state basis. Be aware that differential billing policies can violate state consumer protection statutes.
A disruptive physician isn’t necessarily aggressive in an obviously obnoxious way. The disruption may come from behaving in a way that interferes with others’ work, not communicating across specialties or teams, or failing to give or...
Good for more than a morning meal, oatmeal soothes angry skin, relieves itching, and even has an antimicrobial effect.
As opposed to trying to balance personal and professional commitments, dermatologists should align values and strengths and build their lives around these. One expert explains how one’s passion can translate to work.
Researchers are making important strides in better understanding the genetics of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL). This new knowledge could have major implications for improved diagnosis and, potentially, new targeted CTCL therapies.
A 62-year-old man with a history of hypothyroidism presented with a rash of fine scaly papules that had coalesced into a confluent orange-red plaque covering a large area of his trunk. He told the doctor it had started on his scalp...
Design your office space with optimization in mind to improve workflow, patient and staff satisfaction, and physician efficiency.
Here’s an opportunity: Go to a foreign country and teach dermatologists about modern surgical techniques. Here’s the catch: It’s on your dime. Learn why derms should become global mentors and it's benefits.