Author | Elaine Siegfried, M.D.

Articles

Prior Authorizations process compromises ability to treat patients satisfactorily

October 04, 2019

The Prior Authorizations process creates inconsistent application, physician dissatisfaction and opportunity for life-threatening adverse events for patients.

Can treating warts do more harm than good?

July 08, 2019

When it comes to easily-recognized, benign, self-limited conditions like warts and molluscum, Dr. Siegfried calls herself a treatment nihilist. Learn why in this article.

Sustaining a socioeconomically inclusive dermatology practice

March 26, 2019

Most dermatologists train in a clinical setting that accepts underinsured patients, but only some physicians continue along this path. Elaine Siegfried, M.D. offers her point of view on the pros and cons of working with this population, and discusses how to maintain a socioeconomically inclusive dermatology practice.

A framework for better medical management

October 02, 2018

Developing doctor-patient relationships are key to avoiding oversimplification of characteristics like race and gender, which can result in stereotyping and medical mismanagement.