Elaine Siegfried, M.D.
Elaine Siegfried, M.D., is professor of pediatrics and dermatology, Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, Mo. She also is a member of the Dermatology Times Editorial Advisory board and a co-medical editor.
PODCAST: Using telemedicine in dermatology
Carrie Kovarik, M.D., associate professor in the department of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, talks about her path into teldermatology and best practices she has learned from her research and involvement in telemedicine.
PODCAST: Using surveys to improve patient relations, part 3
Dermatology Times editorial adviser Elaine Siegfried, M.D., and adherence expert Steven Feldman, M.D., talk about the development of the Dr. Score physician rating site, patient satisfaction measurements and best practices for using surveys to convey empathy as well as improve interactions with patients.
Childhood skin disease has unique challenges
Therapeutics is one of the most significant challenges in pediatric dermatology. Children have been identified as “therapeutic orphans”, with few options that have FDA-approved pediatric indications. Access to new and novel treatments like biologics is especially limited. Supportive legislation, beginning with the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (bpca.nichd.nih.gov), has marked the dawn of a new era.
PODCAST: Incentives to encourage adherence, part 4
In this last part of our discussion on patient adherence, Dermatology Times editorial adviser, Elaine Siegfried, M.D., continues the discussion with Steven Feldman, M.D., on assessing adherence and intervening to encourage the best possible treatment outcomes.
TAKEAWAY Incentives to encourage adherence, part 3
In part 3 of our discussion on patient adherence, Dermatology Times editorial adviser Elaine Siegfried, M.D., continues the discussion with Steven Feldman, M.D., on assessing adherence and intervening to encourage the best possible treatment outcomes. They review a method for developing patient accountability, clinical trial results versus real life, and whole health system incentives for focusing more research in this area. Dr. Feldman is a professor of dermatology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.
PODCAST Best practices for surveying patients
n part 3 of our series on patient adherence, editorial advisor, Dr. Elaine Siegfried, and adherence expert, Dr. Steven Feldman talk about patient satisfaction measurements and best practices for using surveys to convey empathy as well as to improve your interactions with your patients.
PODCAST: Positively influence patient adherence, part 2
Elaine Siegfried, M.D., and adherence expert Steven Feldman, M.D., talk about physician-patient relationships as a critical component to patient adherence.
TAKEAWAY: Using patient satisfaction surveys to influence patient adherence, part 2
There are a number of factors that influence whether a patient will adhere to a treatment regimen. In part 2 of our discussion on adherence, Dermatology Times editorial adviser, Elaine Siegfried, M.D., and adherence expert, Steven Feldman, M.D., discuss physician-patient relationships as a critical component.
TAKEAWAY The importance of patient adherence, part 1
Read part 1 in our series on medication adherence. Dr. Elaine Siegfried and Dr. Steven Feldman discuss the important role adherence plays in patient management.
Significance of Serenity Prayer and patient satisfaction
One of my mottos is: “The treatment should never be worse than the disease.” So, when I provide education about therapeutic options for ditzels, merely mentioning the Serenity Prayer usually gets me an understanding nod from the parent, and protects my patient from a painful procedure.

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