Dear Derm Authority

Treating Skin of Color Patients
SkinofColor
by Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand M.D., FAAD, FABIM ,FASLMS on
Dear Derm Authority: What are the more common complaints or maladies that you see in skin of color patients and what resources do you recommend for new practitioners who want expand their understanding of them? The US population is growing and evolving and the clinical profile of the average patient presenting to the dermatologist is changing. One in three Americans self-identify as member of a …
What is new in digital marketing?
SEO
by Tom La Vecchia, MBA on
Dear Derm Authority: What is new in digital marketing? There are some major changes that have come out recently in the world of digital marketing and social media that will assist with the promotion of your dermatology practice. Here is the breakdown: Facebook - Facebook now offers stories that disappear within 24 hours similar to those of Snapchat and Instagram.  This enables people to …
Dear Derm Authority: Laser Therapy Pre-treatment
Pre-treatment
by Dr. Luis Soro on
Q:  Do you often do pre-treatment with topical medications before the laser therapy, especially when you treat darker skin types? I heard that it is better to use retinoid + hydroquinone for 6 weeks before the laser treatment because lightning of dark color background will minimize the risk of burn. A: Practicing in South Florida, I see many patients with darker skin types seeking laser treatm …
Dear Derm Authority: How do I build a strong CV in the age of social media?
CV
by KAREN MCNAMARA on
Your CV is your advocate. It documents and credentials your accomplishments for someone who has never met you. It’s your pitch for an interview. Many hiring physicians are reading your CV on their phone! It must be concise, precise and easy to follow. The first step is to provide current contact information, phone, personal email and LinkedIn public profile. Next, Resident/intern/fe …
Dear Derm Authority with Dr. Dendy Engelman
by Dr. Dendy Engelman on
What was the most important lessons I learned my first years out in practice? Keep your eyes open, figuratively of course. In the field of medicine, things are changing so fast (yet so slow) so keep your eyes open and absorb every bit of information. Just because residency is over, it doesn’t mean you’re done with learning. Every 8 years, the amount of medical information doubles, so you ha …