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Best Practices for Developing Your Social Media Brand
social media brand
by Nishad Sathe, MD on
Social media has taken dermatology—like much of medicine—to a new level of connectedness with patients and the community. And with it, there are many new strategies to uncover to better understand how to build your brand. Here, we will review some of the lessons shared by Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali during his Skin of Color Update conference workshop on how to build your social media presence. A …
What to Know Before Signing an Office Lease
Office Lease
by Allison Sit on
Signing your first office lease can be an anxiety provoking experience. “Even though I used an attorney, I was still terrified to sign a lease,” said Aanand Geria, MD, a dermatologist in Rutherford, N.J. “It’s one of the biggest decisions you can make.” Even getting to signing day can take longer than anticipated, according to dermatologist Sheila Farhang, MD, who practices in Oro Val …
Choosing a Dermatology Office Location | Tips from the Experts
Dermatology Office
by Allison Sit on
Choosing an Office Location Dermatologists who choose to open their own practice have a lot of decisions to make, from selecting a city to choosing the type of office space. With a lease that runs 5 years, 10 years or even longer, these decisions can have long-term implications. I surveyed three dermatologists who have opened their own practices for their top tips on choosing an office locat …
Mental Health and the Dermatologist
mental health and the dermatologist
by Allison Sit on
While some celebrities and star athletes are using their platforms to help normalize mental illness, dermatologists may remain hesitant to care for their own mental health. “The nature of the road traveled to the medical profession and the performance demands placed upon physicians create a deeply ingrained belief that ‘perceived defect or weakness’ can be catastrophic for their careers …
Thinking of Starting a Derm Practice? Here is How!
Dermatology Practice
by Sang Kim, MD on
Starting a dermatology practice is a dream that many dermatologists share. The freedom to decide how and when you work, building a business, increasing physician autonomy, and starting a legacy are some attractive aspects of starting a practice. However, when taking in the immense burden of building a business, things can seem quite daunting and overwhelming. At the 2021 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthet …