March Clinical Considerations for NPs, PAs This month we’re looking at some allergy guideline recommendations, discuss whether or not ‘natural’ soap is milder and novel immunomodulaters. Handling (or even firing) the difficult patient March 13, 2017 By Randy Dotinga A panel of veteran dermatologists tackled the topic of difficult patients at the 2016 CalDerm Symposium and offered some tips for successfully dealing with these patients. ICD-10 codes aren't oppressive after all March 13, 2017 By Randy Dotinga Alexander Miller, MD, a dermatologist in Yorba Linda, Calif., has a simple message for colleagues grappling with the new ICD-10 codes: Don't panic! Building Your Office: Three Keys to Success March 13, 2017 By Sarah Morgan If you’re a new dermatologist building a solo practice, a few easy steps can help give your business the best chance for success. 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. Fractional resurfacing and the standard of care It is important to note that where there are two or more recognized methods of diagnosing or treating the same condition, a physician does not fall below the standard of care by using any of the acceptable methods even if one method turns out to be less effective than another method. Brodalumab approved for psoriasis March 10, 2017 By Lisette Hilton Dr. Mark Lebwohl talks about the FDA’s approval of the anti-interleukin-17 receptor monoclonal antibody brodalumab (Siliq, Valeant Pharmaceuticals) for treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. What are parabens? There has been recent concern about the safety of parabens as they are the most frequently used preservative in skin care products today What are the safety concerns associated with parabens? Safety concerns over parabens arose because they mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors. Are there any safe preservatives? March 09, 2017 Providing safe products that consumers can use with confidence requires preservatives. However, the concept of preservation is not unique to skin care products.