Dermatology

Staff for phone managementInbound calls to your dermatology practice are still a crucial access point for patients. Fail here, and your practice may lose a patient before they’ve even walked through your door. Here are two primary goals for inbound phone management.
How are cleansers tested to ensure they do not damage the skin?Cleansers are routinely tested prior to commercial release for mildness with the Forearm Controlled Application Technique (FCAT).
What tests do manufacturers perform to ensure cosmetic safety?Cosmetic safety is very important since these products are used by millions of people worldwide. Think of all the cosmetic products in your bathroom and how many of them have caused problems through years of repeated use.
What are GRAS ingredients?Another way cosmetics insure their safety is by adhering to a list of substances known as GRAS ingredients. GRAS stands for “Generally Recognized as Safe” and indicates ingredients that are currently widely used in the marketplace without safety issues.
My patient is threatening me. What can I do?Dr. Nice performed a series of IPL procedures on a male patient for facial redness. With each subsequent treatment, the patient became increasingly unhappy and belligerent. The patient demanded a refund saying Dr. Nice's family and staff would regret it if one was not provided. What can he do?
Realistic budget is one key to practice successThe purpose of a budget is to help a practice spend less than what it earns. Benchmarking indicates whether a practice is underachieving or overachieving compared to similar businesses. Learn more.
What's your diagnosis? (December 2017)
What's your diagnosis? (December 2017)A 50-year-old woman with a recent diagnosis of dermatomyositis went to her dermatologist to ask how to treat smooth nodules that had developed in groups on her knees and elbows. A few of the nodules had ulcerated and produced a chalky substance.
A new year and new demands
A new year and new demandsIn this slideshow, we highlight some industry developments from 2017 and offer a snapshot of what the New Year may hold, such as an increased demand for tele-dermatology, topical scar treatments, silicon-based scar treatments and hair transplantation services.
Caffeine can reduce inflammation in patients with eczema and psoriasisAdding caffeine to topical skin treatments would be a simple way to reduce inflammation in patients with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, suggests a review presented at the Psoriasis: From Gene to Clinic International Congress, which took place in London this week.
Psoriasis patients have a heightened risk of malignant lymphomaPatients with psoriasis are more likely than the general population to receive a diagnosis of malignant lymphoma. Why? Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is misdiagnosed as psoriasis and can also be mistaken for atopic dermatitis due to similarities in the skin manifestation.