Derm Topics

Things to Remember When Treating Acne Patients
Female Acne
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Top things to remember when seeing acne patients: Expectations – remember acne is not just a disease of teenagers and can extend into adulthood, much more for females than males. It is very important to find out how much of a medication they are using and how frequently they are using it. Don’t make the treatment plan too complicated. I did this early on in my career and most patien …
How to Select Which Laser or Light Device to Buy for Your Practice Post Residency
laser light
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After residency, you might go into solo practice or join a group practice or academic/hospital based dermatology practice. You may find that you want to offer laser therapy to your patients, but aren’t sure where to start to find the best laser. In this article, I provide a few pearls on how to select which laser or light device to buy for your practice post residency. First, wait and see wh …
I Wish I Had Known: Cosmetic Dermatology
cosmetic dermatology
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My name is Dr. Elliot Battle, I am a cosmetic dermatologist in Washington DC. My advice to every resident and every future dermatologist is to take as much time as you did when you chose medical schools and residency programs to choose the right venue for your future. A lot of my colleagues choose the first job that was offered to them, we have such a broad choice now; from general to cosmetic …
The Importance of Running a Team Oriented Practice and Cultivating Cultural Awareness
Team
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Cultural awareness is an important part of your new practice.  When starting your practice, it’s most important to remember that it’s hard. It’s hard to start making decisions for your patients, you will wake up at night thinking about your patients, you will spend long hours making sure that one medication was given the right way. You will train your staff to be part of a team—a …