Running a Practice

Tales From the Office: Hypothesis Never Retested
Tales from the Office
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I saw a young man for eczematized tinea pedis. I prescribed Castellanbi's paint. He returned for his follow up, and was pleased that he was much better. I asked how often he was applying the medication and he looked at me quizzically.  He said he wasn't putting the liquid on - he was taking it orally. Frantically fearing that I had mis-written the prescription, I asked to see the bottle, wh …
Real Advice for Dermatology Career Progression
Transition
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Here is the best advice we could find to help make the transition from residency to the real world of dermatology a little easier. The dermatology practice has grown more complex since I graduated residency and began practice in 1984.  But it has also become more dynamic. We all have learned to grow and evolve with the changes. However, it could have been a little easier if I had known a few …
Tales From the Office: The Importance of “Electric-Lights”
electric-lights
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An elderly gentleman from our rural office presented for a routine skin exam. He was anxious to tell me about a recent acute illness. Seems it made quite an impression on him. With an inward resignation, I leaned back against the counter to listen as it was obvious he had to talk about his recent medical adventure a bit before settling in for the exam. He became quite animated while gesturing to h …
Natural Ingredients and How to Use Them in Practice – Part 2
Natural Ingredients2
by WHITNEY P. BOWE, MD on
CO-AUTHOR: LIZA R. BRAUN, BA Welcome back to our continued discussion on the natural, botanical ingredients that are formulated into skin care products that you can easily incorporate into your practice. And, in case you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Mushroom Extract Mushroom extract, in particular shitake and reishi, retain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These pr …
Natural Ingredients and How to Use Them in Practice – Part 1
Natural Ingredients
by WHITNEY P. BOWE, MD on
CO-AUTHOR: LIZA R. BRAUN, BA Botanical ingredients found in nature are often formulated into skin care products intended to address fine lines, wrinkles, uneven tone, and texture. These ingredients possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and photoprotective properties that make them potential alternatives or adjunctive options to prescription medications. Bygone are days of applying makeup to …