Starting and Running a Practice

Staying Up-To-Date with Dermatology Billing and Coding
Billing and Coding
by Harold R Gibson on
Dermatology practices often deal with denials and even audits because the complexities of billing and coding lend themselves to a lot of billing and coding errors. Billing and coding for dermatology requires detailed reporting, detailed information on procedures completed and following multiple procedure rules. Throughout the past several years, multiple changes have been made to dermatology codes …
Old Enough: How to Gain Patients’ Trust as a Young (or Young-Looking) Physician
young doctor, patient trust, clinical skills
by Angelo Landriscina, MD on
“Hey, Doogie Howser!” “So you want to be a dermatologist? Are you in High School?” “Must be Bring Your Kid to Work day.” These are just a few of the many comments that I have received about my youthful appearance since starting my Dermatology residency.  Being a young doctor in my 20’s, many of my interactions with patients start like this: they expect some seasoned, authoritativ …
Tips for Running Your Own Practice
Running your own practice
Upon completing residency training, many newly graduated doctors feel lost as to where to begin if their goal is to open up a new practice. Unfortunately, the business side of the medical field is often glossed over or completely missing from residency programs, leaving doctors in the dark about key elements of practice management. I recently conducted a survey through LinkedIn, and over 50 der …
A Scientific and Ethical Approach To In-Office Skincare Retail – Part 5
In this five-part series, I have discussed the essential characteristics of developing customized skincare routines for patients to increase efficacy and outcomes, as well as reduce side effects. I’ve also outlined the features of the Skin Type Solutions System, which helps doctors assess the Baumann Skin Type® of each patient without requiring an additional time commitment from doctors or staf …
A Scientific and Ethical Approach to In-Office Skincare Retail – Part 4
In this 5 part series, the world-renown dermatologist, Dr. Leslie Baumann, will be sharing her extensive skincare expertise. From properly identifying a patient’s skin type to learning about skincare product manufacturing and packaging processes, our readers are sure to learn something new from this informative series. PART 4 Leslie Baumann, MD, FAAD In the previous installments of this fiv …