Ronald G. Wheeland, M.D., is a private practitioner in Tucson, Ariz. He is former president of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a long-standing
Reflections on the 40th Anniversary of Dermatology TimesJuly 1st 2019
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Dermatology Times, we asked our Editorial Advisory Board members to reflect on the publication and how the practice of dermatology has changed over the past 40 years. In this article, Dr. Wheeland reviews his years of involvement with the Dermatology Times and what has happened in the dermatologic surgery world over those same years.
Have you ever found yourself on the other side of the stethoscope? That’s what happened when Dr. Wheeland awoke one day with an asymptomatic, solitary, round, scaly patch on his ankle. Read how this experience inspired him to take a second look at how he treats patients with eczema.
It goes without saying that medical students and residents receive invaluable training that prepares them to provide high-quality care to their patients. For the vast majority of physicians the quality of medical education training they receive is not accompanied by a similar level of business training.
Separating EMR implementation hype from factJuly 1st 2012
I can't tell you how many wonderful things I've heard from medical administrators and non-physician consultants that will result from the adoption of the electronic medical record (EMR). But like most of us, I've been taught to believe that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
The politics of healthcare reformNovember 1st 2009
Even if one accepts that healthcare costs are rising at an unsustainable rate, why is there such a current rush to find the "magic" solution to the problem, when it is such an important issue? I believe the one-word answer to this question is this - politics.