John Jesitus
John Jesitus is a medical writer based in Westminster, CO.
Diagnostic techniques for desmoplastic melanoma
Diagnosing challenging melanocytic lesions typically requires combining immunostains—such as S100 and P16—with the dermatopathologist's subjective judgment, says an expert. Adjunctive genetic tests and morphologic analysis can provide further clues, though neither method is infallible.
Don't undertreat margins of primary melanoma
Following guidelines will help to ensure more consistent outcomes, expert says. Biopsy success rests less on the type of biopsy than the expertise of the physician. Read the recommendations.
AADA offers patient advocacy assistance with drug costs
Getting involved with the AAD Association and state medical societies can help dermatologists stay informed and advocate more effectively for patients, experts say. Here's where to find help.
Research advances yield new treatments for skin disease
Genetic and pharmacogenomic breakthroughs have led to improved understanding of many diseases that affect the skin. How far we’ve come.
Employees are a practice’s best brand ambassador
Get the latest expert insight on how to maximiz your employees' role in brand marketing for your practice.
How to educate men on aesthetic treatment
Men are flocking to dermatologists for aesthetic procedures, and they usually know what they want aesthetic procedures to accomplish, but they may not know how to express what they want or what options are available, says an expert at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting in Chicago. Learn more
Documentation and extenders top daily coding challenges
Common concerns in daily practice include using Medicare's "incident-to" billing properly and documenting services – particularly why a particular procedure was performed – thoroughly.
What physicians need to consider when selling a practice
When considering selling a practice, physicians must consider the near- and long-term objectives of the practice's owners and of the acquiring organization, as well as how much autonomy the proposed arrangement allows the acquired practice, experts say.
OME: Autoinflation study yields mixed reviews
A recent randomized, controlled trial showing the utility of balloon autoinflation for otitis media with effusion (OME) in general practice perhaps raises more questions than it answers, experts tell Contemporary Pediatrics.
Lab, clinical background key in pediatric dermatopathology
Even with relatively recent advances such as immunohistochemical staining and molecular analysis, experts say, pediatric dermatopathology relies heavily on clinical correlation.

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