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March 2017 Blog Posts (5)

Rodan + Fields: Ringleaders of the Modern Day Skin Care Industry

The obsession for perfect skin has become an American value. In fact, according to a report from the Global Cosmetic Industry, the skincare market is expected to make $11 billion in 2018. Brands like Proactiv became a global sensation with the endorsements of such A-list celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Alicia…


Added by Julie Morse on March 30, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Debunking the Cosmeceutical Industry: Pore Vacuum and Micro Roller

YouTube is chock full of creative make-up tutorials and trendy beauty tips, so much so that sometimes it’s difficult to decipher fact from myth. Los Angeles-based dermatologist Sonia Batra, MD, investigated some of the various techniques that were being promoted by various YouTube beauty charlatans, and learned of some the harming repercussions.…


Added by Julie Morse on March 29, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on March 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on March 11, 2017 at 4:29pm — No Comments

How much do dermatologists make?

Every dermatologist should know how to answer this question. Not only to advise medical students interested in entering the dermatology field, but to ensure their own pay is in line with salary trends.  Don’t get left behind!  Looking up salary data isn’t…


Added by Alessandra Simmons on March 1, 2017 at 12:24pm — No Comments

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