Tales From the Office

Tales From the Office: An Elephant Never Forgets
Tales From the Office
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 …
Tales From the Office: A Resident Shares Her Inspiration
Tales from the Office
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
[caption id="attachment_1866" align="alignnone" width="160"] Viktoryia Kazlouskaya, Dermatology Resident[/caption] 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 lea …
Tales from the Office: I forgot my son
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 n …
Tales From the Office
Derm Fishing
by ROBERT A. NORMAN, DO, MPH, MBA on
While just starting practice, I was very excited when I was called to the nursing homes to see patients. Here in Florida I often had many patients to see and had to be prepared. I drove to one of my homes, slowly curving around a small lake populated by ducks and a pair of shiny white swans. I always enjoyed a chance to catch even a part of nature after being inside most of the day. I enjoyed fi …
Gas and a Rash – Tales from the Office
Tales from the dermatology office
by SARA WILCHOWSKI on
The patient presented for a rash "down there". She was in her 60's and I asked her to lie on her back to examine her front side. After careful examination, I asked her to flip over on the table to exam the back side of her. I had to pull apart her buttocks to get a better look at her anal mucosa as her chief complaint was pruritis. As I approached her rear end the patient let out some gas. Some ra …