Tales From the Office

Tales From the Office: Hypothesis Never Retested
Tales from the Office
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
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 …
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 …
Tales From the Office: An Elephant Never Forgets
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by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Dermatology offices are full of activity and sometimes humorous or memorable stories unfold before us. Tales From the Office chronicles funny, crazy or interesting stories from dermatology offices across the nation. A psoriasis patient who'd had an excellent response to methotrexate, came in for his monthly follow up, but his rash was all back. He said he had stopped his pills. Inquiring as to …
Tales From the Office: A Resident Shares Her Inspiration
resident inspiration
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It's interesting where you find inspiration. Being a dermatology resident I learn about different conditions and rare infections to stay up to date and prepare for the rigorous Board exam. I always was thinking..."oh, we will never will see those rare things in our practice". I learned about leprosy back in medical school and was fascinated about various presentations of this infection and how i …
Tales from the Office: I forgot my son
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by DENISE MOSER on
Okay, so we all know that patients run late especially the last couple of the day. They also have the best excuses. The best one so far is the appointment we had scheduled yesterday afternoon. The patient was a young teenage boy and his mother was bringing him to his appointment. The mom called in a panic– “We are going to be late, I got halfway to the appointment and realized that my son was …