Randy Dotinga
Randy Dotinga is a medical writer based in San Diego, Calif.
Cosmeceuticals hold potential in acne treatment
Patients expect dermatologists to have answers for which cosmeceuticals can help their condition. Experts run through pros and cons of several common ingredients.
A revolution in psoriasis care
Newer medications have revolutionized psoriasis care in patients with moderate-to-severe cases, says a leading dermatologist, and more drugs in the pipeline promise to offer even more choices.
From rebellious to routine: A path to tattoo regret
From rebellious to routine: A path to tattoo regret
The earliest firm evidence of human tattoos dates back to about 5,000 years ago when hikers discovered the mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman. No one knows when a first human regretted a tattoo and tried to do something about it, but one expert thinks it happened early. Tattoo artists have offered “home remedies” for tattoo removal since at least the late 19th century, he says. Read our brief history.
Care delivery key to next-gen pharmacy success
Start by thinking of yourself as an investment, not a cost center.
Specialty pharmacy is a lucrative opportunity for community pharmacy
Pharmacists will need to understand and prepare for a wide variety of challenges on fronts ranging from accreditation to marketing.
Equity firms pressure to sell: What’s best for you
What’s best for dermatologists, when they’re faced with an opportunity to join a larger practice? What are the options and ramifications? A panel of dermatologists tackled these crucial questions during a session at the recent annual meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
When physicians struggle with mental health
When physicians struggle with mental health
Even the most brilliant physicians often lack the capacity to see inside their own heads or view themselves as others see them. They may neglect or fail to notice the obvious: Burnout, violation of boundaries, depression, anger, substance abuse. Or they may understand they’re in trouble, but fear letting anyone know about their struggles. Help is available when physicians need a path back to professional health. Learn more
Star Ratings and MTM: Turning challenge into opportunity
Here are a few things to bear in mind as you fill out those MAPs.
When pharmacists partner with physicians, everybody wins
When pharmacists help physicians provide better patient care to patients, it pays off for everyone.
Challenges in treating pediatric skin conditions
Beware of the rare, ask questions of the littlest patients, and make sure to treat children as individuals with unique needs.


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