Dr. Fat has always prided himself on providing his patients with leading dermatologic treatments. He is an avid reader of medical journals, and he attends dermatology meetings both in the United States and abroad to learn about the latest in both medical and cosmetic procedures.
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Dr. Pigment has a very large and very busy practice. He often sees up to 100 patients every day. He is known as an expert in the evaluation and treatment of pigmented lesions.
Dr. Head, a prominent dermatologist, has five years of experience using botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of migraine headaches. He knows that botulinum toxin injections are approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis and hyperkinetic glabellar lines, but he also is very comfortable treating a variety of wrinkles and headaches with these injections.
Liability for failure to warn is transferred from the drug manufacturer to the treating physician. The sole exception to this doctrine is when the drug manufacturer relies on direct-to-consumer marketing.
Dr. J considers himself a technologically savvy dermatologist. He has always had the latest computer and is always seen with a personal digital assistant (PDA).
Dr. Dave believes that Mohs surgery is medically necessary for his patient's squamous cell carcinoma of the ear. He requests approval of this from his patient's healthcare plan.
Dr. James is named an expert witness in a medical malpractice case. He testifies against a dermatologist