David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D.
Dr. Goldberg is Director of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey, Director of Mohs Surgery and laser research, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School.
Legal: The Americans with Disabilities Act: Is a diabetic employee protected under the ADA?
Dr. Derm formerly employed three secretaries. One secretary was terminated, and the remaining ones must do the work of three staff members. He still has 17 employees.
Legal: Charging higher prices for uninsured patients: Outcome of lawsuit determined by state statutes on unfair practices
Dr. Fees has a large dermatology practice in an urban Midwestern community, Over the past two years, he has seen an increased number of people without health insurance. He has noted that uninsured patients may wait longer to come to the physician, but they eventually do show up. In fact, these patients have presented him with a unique economic advantage.
Legal: Nursing errors: What is the physician's responsibility?
Dr. Pigment has a very large and very busy practice. He often sees up to 100 patients every day. He is known as an expert in the evaluation and treatment of pigmented lesions.
Legal: Statute of limitations: Time cap for medical malpractice does not include falsification of records
Dr. Records has a large dermatology practice in the Sunbelt. He is known as an expert skin cancer doctor and does thousands of body exams every year.
Legal: Off-label drug use: FDA allows physicians to determine best course of treatment for patients
Dr. Head, a prominent dermatologist, has five years of experience using botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of migraine headaches. He knows that botulinum toxin injections are approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis and hyperkinetic glabellar lines, but he also is very comfortable treating a variety of wrinkles and headaches with these injections.
Editorial: Looking to the future: Unselfishness, volunteerism define dermatology's next generation
It seems that over the past several decades, there has been an apparent increased level of concern about the lack of work ethic and selfish motivation of next generation, and whether or not the world will survive the laid-back, "me first" attitude that seem all too prevalent in the younger generation today.
Legal: Restrictive covenants: Are they enforceable when a partner leaves the practice?
Dr. C has been in practice for many years with Dr. W. They have an enormously successful dermatology practice and have a standard partnership agreement, the sole purpose of which is to protect the interests of their practice. The agreement has various paragraphs that deal with salaries, benefits, coverage and restrictive covenants.
Legal: Standard of care: My patient died from a side effect; will I be sued for millions?
Dr. Foot has, for years, been prescribing a highly effective oral medication for tinea pedis. One of the known and documented side effects of this oral agent is liver failure.
Legal: My pharm rep only gave me a pen!
Dr. Gift has practiced dermatology for 15 years and has enjoyed a long-term relationship with many of his pharmaceutical representatives. For years, he has enjoyed lavish dinners and sporting events; his staff has enjoyed wonderful lunches and dinners. At all such events, both he and his staff learned something.
Legal: Using patient videos for teaching requires informed consent
Dr. Photo has lectured at numerous American Academy of Dermatology meetings. His lectures are well-attended and receive the highest attendee rankings. His PowerPoint presentations are always noted for their exceptional clarity.


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