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Alessandra Simmons posted a blog post

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. It's not too late to talk about Melanoma!

  Though May is almost over and summer is fast approaching, it’s not too late to spread the word about melanoma, the importance of sun safety, and getting your skin checked regularly. As dermatologists and experts in skin and sun safety, it’s important for us to be part of the conversation that happens every year as people start to make their summer plans. Taking care of their skin should be part of their plan, but most people won’t even start to think about this until they find themselves…See More
May 29
Alessandra Simmons posted a blog post

Rhofade™ : a new topical medication for facial redness

The National Rosacea Society estimates that 16 million people in the United States experience the persistent facial redness associated with rosacea. Yet, there are not many available treatments for facial redness. Current best options include Pulsed Dye laser or Mirvaso (brimonidine) gel.  Because these options are limited,…See More
May 4
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Apr 13
Alessandra Simmons posted a blog post

Make your blog succeed — for you and your practice

“If it’s not on the internet, it might as well not exist.” This is the underlying thinking of most consumers today, including healthcare consumers. For this reason, it is critical for you and your practice to have a website and blog. Your website and blog are places where you can establish and…See More
Apr 13
Alessandra Simmons posted a blog post

New Regulations for Resident Work Hours

 The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has just announced new guidelines for resident work hours, which increases the maximum number of hours worked in a row to 24 hours. This is a change from the July 2011 guidelines which called for the limit to be capped at a maximum of 16 hours worked in row. Despite this significant change, it is important to note that core elements from the 2003 and 2011 ACGME Common Program Requirements have…See More
Apr 5
Alessandra Simmons posted a blog post

Do You Want To Be An Academic Dermatologist?

The majority of dermatologists practice in a private setting — either in a single speciality or multi-specialty group. However, a small percentage work in an academic setting alongside or within a university or academic institution. Here are the reasons why academic dermatologists love what they do:They love teaching the next generation of dermatologist and doctors. Academic dermatologists may work with medical students, dermatology residents, and residents of other fields. Academic…See More
Apr 2
Alessandra Simmons posted a blog post

Creating an Effective Dermatology Office: Medical Assistants & Nurses

 We have medical assistants and nurses working in our offices to support our work with patients. In order for these assistants to be effective, they need training. MDs need to communicate with their assistants so they can helpful. It is about creating an effective and amicable working relationship with your assistants. Here are some tips to train effective medical assistants:It is important that new hires have a thorough orientation to the medical office before they start work.Create a written…See More
Mar 17
Alessandra Simmons posted a blog post

Patient communication tips: How to handle the tangential patient

Dermatology visits are short. They usually only last 10 to 15 minutes — sometimes not even that long. So how do you handle a patient with a handful of tangential concerns?The first step is to set realistic expectations — even before you enter the room. Empower your assistant who is rooming the patient to set the agenda. Work with your assistant to come up with a script that helps the patient to have understand what your time with them will be like and what can be accomplished within a single…See More
Mar 11
Alessandra Simmons posted a blog post

Questions every employer should ask before hiring a dermatologist

  Your practice is expanding and you are hiring a new dermatologist to join your team. Or your current dermatologist is moving to take care of their aging parents or has decided to retire. Whatever your situation, it’s time to hire a new dermatologist. Your post for the position has received a ton…See More
Feb 16
Alessandra Simmons posted a blog post

Top 10 questions dermatologists should ask when considering a new job

Fantastic! You landed a job interview for a position as a dermatologist. Now it’s time to prepare for the interview. Preparing for the interview doesn’t just mean practicing answers for common interview questions, it also means preparing to ask good questions. An interview is like a date: both parties are trying to…See More
Feb 7
Alessandra Simmons posted a blog post

Why Is Donald Trump Orange?

If you look back at photographs at Donald Trump across the years, his skin wasn’t always orange. There have been many hypotheses about the causes of his unnaturally orange skin. The two most likely causes of Trump’s orange skin are: spray tanning or indoor tanning. Eating an excessive amount of carrots can also…See More
Jan 25
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Jan 25

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Alessandra Simmons's Blog

True confessions of a frustrated dermatology patient

For a little under a year, I battled severely dry, peeling skin on my hands using over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams. For a few weeks, I would think I would have it under control and then patchy spots of red, flaky, itchy dry skins would flare up on my hands.…

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Posted on July 11, 2017 at 8:25am

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. It's not too late to talk about Melanoma!

 

 

Though May is almost over and summer is fast approaching, it’s not too late to spread the word about melanoma, the importance of sun safety, and getting your skin checked regularly.

 

As dermatologists and experts in skin and sun safety, it’s important for us to be part of the conversation that happens every year as people start to make…

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Posted on May 29, 2017 at 8:57am

Rhofade™ : a new topical medication for facial redness

The National Rosacea Society estimates that 16 million people in the United States experience the persistent facial redness associated with rosacea. Yet, there are not many available treatments for facial redness. Current best options include Pulsed Dye laser or…

Continue

Posted on May 4, 2017 at 2:00pm

Make your blog succeed — for you and your practice

“If it’s not on the internet, it might as well not exist.” This is the underlying thinking of most consumers today, including healthcare consumers. For this reason, it is critical for you and your practice to have a website and blog. Your…

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Posted on April 13, 2017 at 2:13pm

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