ODAC Pearls: Getting the Most out of Your Biopsies
biopsy
by Dr. Misty Eleryan on
Getting the Most out of Your Biopsies - presented by Dr. Tammie Ferringer Pearls Submitted by Misty Eleryan Biopsies are a very important part of our practice as dermatologists. In order to get the most out of your biopsies for an accurate diagnosis, you must avoid some of the pitfalls that can result in delay of diagnoses or incorrect diagnoses. So, here are some things to consider. 1.) Wh …
ODAC Pearls: Top 10 Commandments with Dr. Perry Robins
10 commandments
by Dr. Misty Eleryan on
Dr. Robins’ Ten Commandments presented by Dr. Perry Robins, ODAC Miami 2018 Pearls submitted by Dr. Misty Eleryan Every physician doing dermatologic surgery should follow these Ten Commandments that Dr. Robins developed in his tenure as a dermatologic surgeon, and has imparted upon his numerous trainees. 1.) Take a thorough history It’s important to know a patient’s medical history …
Dear Derm Authority: Full Skin Exam with No History – how do you handle?
full skin exam
by Dr. Dendy Engelman on
On initial visits when patients state coming in for only "skin cancer screening", and not aware of any issues, or requests "full skin exam" and no significant personal or family history, how do you handle these? My office staff is great at briefing patients – We tell them to make sure to note any new or changing growths on the skin.   It is important to know your family history of melanoma an …
Treating Skin of Color Patients
SkinofColor
by Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand, MD 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 …
JDD August Highlights – Special Focus: Psoriasis
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Catch up on your JDD reading with highlights from the August issue, Special Focus: Psoriasis. Strober, Bagel, and Lebwohl et al present Efficacy and Safety of Apremilast in Patients With Moderate Plaque Psoriasis With Lower BSA: Week 16 Results from the UNVEIL Study   READ NOW The Static Physician’s Global Assessment of Genitalia: A Clinical Outcome Measure for the Severity of Genital Ps …