Navigating Your Career

How to Build Your Online Media Presence
Social Media
by Maxim Polansky, MD on
“I read great things about you on Yelp” is something that a chef at a restaurant would normally hear. Unfortunately, this phrase is becoming more and more common in the medical setting. And although most physicians would cringe when hearing that phrase, a recent survey of 1700 adults showed that 63% of respondents would choose to see a physician with a stronger online presence. This trend will …
Balancing Your Professional and Personal Lives
Work-Life Balance
Attaining an ideal work-life balance is exceedingly difficult. Clinic priorities are often diametrically opposed to personal goals. Your plans to get to the gym or even home for dinner time with your children after a busy work day may come at the expense of finishing charting, yet if you make more time by seeing fewer patients, your practice may suffer. Dermatologists are fortunate to enjoy high l …
Dr. Richard Fried on the Psychological Impact of Psoriasis
Ask the Expert: Dr. Richard Fried
Psoriasis Awareness Month gives us access to internationally recognized clinician and researcher, Dr. Richard Fried. Dr. Fried is a board certified dermatologist and clinical psychologist whose area of expertise, among others, includes the interface between the skin and the mind. If you have questions about the role that stress and other psychological issues play in psoriasis, email us at info …
Put a Stop to the Time Suckers in Your Life
Time Management
One thing we know for sure, there’s 24 hours in a day. How you spend that time can make the difference between feeling overwhelmed and drained vs feeling accomplished and fulfilled. It’s all in how you organize and manage your time. The top 5 time suckers are: Inefficiency Organization is the key to maximal efficiency. It’s very important to have a system for everything. I have files for p …
8 Tips for Joining a Pharmaceutical Board
Advisory Board
by Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, FAAD, FACP on
If you are a physician who would like to become a part of a pharmaceutical board, here are tips to keep in mind when pursuing your next step. 1. Find an area you are passionate about, whether it is psoriasis, eczema, actinic keratoses, acne, lasers, fillers, and then start to try and publish papers on the topic. 2. Submit abstracts and present your findings in that particular area at meeting …