Starting and Running a Practice

Physician Burnout

PHYSICIAN BURNOUT
by ANNA H. CHACON, MD on
Dr. Nancy Todes-Taylor from Australia presented a session at the Generational DermatologyTM Palm Springs Symposium titled, “Physician Burnout...The Next Chapter.” Her presentation was one of the most interesting and applicable lectures I have ever been to in my career. She is originally from New York, practiced in Northern California for many years, and currently lives and practices in …
Growing Your Hair Practice:
The ONE Channel You Should Focus On

Grow Your Hair Practice
by WENDY E. ROBERTS, MD on
Hair loss crosses the generations. It is probably one of the least discussed diagnoses because there is a shame effect. Often times, people also feel discouraged because they have probably used countless OTC treatments which promised to make their grow hair but failed to work. A patient of mine once told me: “I’m so glad you encouraged me to talk about my hair loss. I would have nev …
The Art and Science of Surgical Nutrition –
Dr. Buford Knows How

by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Imagine for a minute you are preparing for elective surgery. You are scared to death and have to choose from two very different scenarios. The first scenario involves a surgeon who is well-trained, experienced in her specialty, but who has changed virtually nothing since the day she began practice with respect to preoperative protocols. A few weeks before surgery, you meet at your preop …
How Did the “Generational Dermatology” Movement Start?
How did the generational movement start
by WENDY E. ROBERTS, MD on
Generational Dermatology: I opened my Southern California practice as a solo private practitioner in 1994. My 40 and 50- year-old patients had both vibrant skin and demeanor. With every decade the skin, physique and demeanor became progressively less vibrant. I began to understand the concept of "growing old" and began asking myself: What if we dealt with issues in the earlier decades to s …
How to Obtain Your First Dermatology Client
derm office
by WENDY E. ROBERTS, MD on
My first client - that is a great question! I was leaving the academic institution where I was on faculty and really starting fresh. I had purchased the practice of another dermatologist, but she had really been winding it up because she was moving out of the state and she probably had a very slim patient list. I literally was having one and two patients a day. We didn't have a lot of the I …