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Ronald G. Wheeland, M.D.
Ronald G. Wheeland, M.D., is a private practitioner in Tucson, Ariz. He is former president of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a long-standing member of the Dermatology Times editorial Advisory board and a co-medical editor.
The vanishing act of solo practice
Healthcare is being delivered in a different environment from that of our predecessors, Dr. Wheeland says. Is it still possible for the solo dermatologist to succeed?
The promises of lasers and light-based technologies
Dr. Ron Wheeland reviews the past, present and future of laser and light-based technologies.
The Joys of Spring Cleaning and Sharing Knowledge
After a sudden urge to tidy up his office, Dr. Ronald G. Wheeland developed another urge to figure out what to do with his old dermatology books and journals.
My proposed plan for diversity in dermatology
My proposed plan for diversity in dermatology
I believe that the only way to increase diversity in medicine and particularly dermatology is to begin this process early in school age children. Here's what I suggest.
Predicting the future of dermatology
Check out Dr. Wheeland's editorial as he shares what he believes the future of dermatology will become and how it will be practiced several decades from now.
Why you should mentor the next generation of derms
Why you should mentor the next generation of derms
An exploration of the role of mentoring in the medical community, medical education, and learning in general.
Do you whistle while you work? You should.
If someone wants a certain type of lifestyle, he must do what’s necessary to attain that goal. I don’t think it matters if dermatologists practice as soloists or group members.
Paying it forward through mentoring
[Mentoring] “teaching” per se; although, education is usually a part of the process. Mentoring is more the action of providing help or assistance in dealing with some problem or issue that the mentee is having difficulty in dealing with it.
Should dermatologists change the way we do business?
Several weeks ago an editorial appeared in our local newspaper. The basic premise of this editorial is that we doctors aren’t doing enough “to control healthcare costs.” This is in spite of the availability of an $840 million grant program under the ACA “to teach Medicare and Medicaid doctors new ways to offer higher-quality, better-coordinated, more cost-effective care.” From my experience as a practicing dermatologist in both academics and private practice, I have always felt that the specialty of dermatology was extremely cost effective while delivering high quality care to our patients. Providing high quality healthcare at a reasonable cost is not only incredibly difficult but also extremely complex.

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