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Robb Marchione, M.D.

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Noninvasive devices for lifting, tightening gaining momentum

New devices are hitting the market with claims of skin-tightening capabilities.


Lisa Grunebaum, M.D.

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Noninvasive devices for lifting, tightening gaining momentum

New devices are hitting the market with claims of skin-tightening capabilities.


Diane Donofrio Angelucci

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Dermatologic conditions can affect the mind, and vice versa

Although dermatologic conditions most apparently affect the skin, dermatologists commonly encounter three types of psychodermatologic disorders where the mind and skin may interact, according to John Koo, M.D., professor and vice chairman, department of dermatology, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.


Gary N. Fox, M.D.

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Letter to the editor: Checks,balances: Where should the pharmacist's loyalty lie?

Norman Levine, M.D., as evidenced in his Sep. 1, 2008, Dermatology Times Commentary (Commentary: Pharmacists, insurers limit scope of practice, prescription choices) is an articulate, caring and excellent physician, and I commend him for taking care of patients with delusions of parasitosis, a disease many of his colleagues elect to refer.


Terry Allman, C.P.C., Q.P.A., Q.K.A., C.R.P.C.

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What's new in retirement planning?

Defined benefit pension plans as well as cash balance plans are generating a lot of interest with medical practices, both large and small.


Joely Kaufmann

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A close look at best use, technique, history of the ruby

Literature review, best use, techniques for the ruby laser.


Elaine Siegfried, M.D.

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Prior Authorizations process compromises ability to treat patients satisfactorily

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


Kathleen Steele Gaivin

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Bringing up baby: Pediatric subspecialty recent marker for dermatology

The certification of pediatric dermatology as a subspecialty is a relatively recent milestone in the field of dermatology.


Wayne Kuznar

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Dupilumab tames AD in difficult-to-treat patients

Dupilumab given concomitantly with topical corticosteroids significantly improved signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis (AD) in adults refractory to or intolerant of cyclosporine A, a study shows.


Brian L. Baker, M.D., F.A.A.D.

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Challenging AAD: Doctor disagrees on House bill 3200

I was dismayed to learn that the elite leadership of the American Academy of Dermatology has hastily supported House Bill 3200.


Lawrence W. Field, M.D., F.I.A.C.S.

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Examining Dr. Mohs: With no formal residency training, doctor devised revolutionary technique

The treatise on the "Evolution of Mohs" written by your senior staff correspondent John Jesitus and published in your July 2009 issue contains a very significant error. Frederick Mohs' professional life was not "general surgery's loss," for Dr. Mohs never was a surgeon (nor a dermatologist). I was informed he "completed an internship - most likely of the rotating kind - and then started his research and practice."


Heather Onorati

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Dermatologist turns sterilized wraps into face masks with high filter efficiency

A third-year resident in the department of dermatology at the University of California, Irvine has kicked off a passion project turning discarded sterilization wrap into face masks with a high filter efficiency. She hopes these will fill a need as well as reserve N95 masks and surgical masks for those procedures that they are designated.


Ilya Petrou

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Antibiotic resistance matters

Antibiotic resistances are on the rise and as such, it behooves dermatologists to use antibiotics only when necessary and in combination with topical agents wherever possible in order to help stop this alarming trend.


Elizabeth Woodcock, M.B.A., C.P.C., F.A.C.M.P.E.

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Make outsourcing work optimally for you and your medical practice

A dermatology practice is a hotbed of activity. In addition to the clinical care you provide, there is staff to manage in carrying out your orders, supplies to use, bills to be sent and money to be tracked. The complexity of a practice makes outsourcing - using outside firms to handle work you would normally perform in-house - appear quite appealing.


Rachael Zimlich, RN, BSN

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Spring cleaning-for your wallet

Spring cleaning isn’t just for housework. It’s also a good time to clear away financial records, review what’s working, and change what isn’t.


Jeremy Green, M.D.

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Combining correct laser device with type of acne scar boosts clearance

Acne scars are potentially socially debilitating lifelong reminders of the condition. Fortunately, modern laser therapy allows dermatologists to offer their patients hope for improvement. Prior to initiating laser therapy for acne scars it is important to consider the types of scars encountered.


Carole C. Foos, C.P.A.

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An In-depth Guide to a Medical Practice's Legal and Tax Options

We sit down with the experts to determine what legal and tax factors come into play when deciding on the best corporate structure for a dermatology practice.


Cheryl Guttman

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Acne management: Controversies and challenges

Evidence from recently published papers provides insight to address some common questions pertaining to the safe use of certain acne medications. Learn more


Cheryl Guttman Krader, BS, Pharm

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Emerging therapies beyond lasers

Next-generation therapies explore solutions other than laser treatments, and are less invasive, safer and require less downtime.


Louise Gagnon

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Risankizumab outperforms ustekinumab in psoriasis trial

The IL-23 inhibitor risankizumab was superior to ustekinumab in a phase two trial of adult patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis, researchers report. (©FreeBirdPhotos/Shutterstock.com)


Cheryl Guttman Krader, BS, Pharm

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Connecting Skin Diseases and COVID-19

Patients with skin conditions may be more likely to contract the disease but less likely to become severely ill.


Ilya Petrou, MD

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The evolution of skin cancer

Learn about the most important surgical and medical advancements in skin cancer treatments as they developed over time.


Sarah Thuerk

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Patient dosing begins for Phase 2 study of new topical gel for atopic dermatitis

The first patient has been dosed in the phase two study of PR022 (hypochlorous acid, Realm Therapeutics), a topical gel treatment for patients with atopic dermatitis.


Zoe Diana Draelos, MD

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The Diversity of Skin Characteristics

Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, examines common questions and controversies regarding physiologic differences in skin between White, African American, and Hispanic individuals.


Paul Gillette

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Suneva acquires Spear product line

Suneva Medical has acquired a new product line, including worldwide rights to Refissa (tretinoin 0.05 percent), from Spear Pharmaceuticals.


Rachael Zimlich, RN, BSN

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Organize your life with these five YouTube channels

Life today pulls you in too many directions. From work demands, relationships, family obligations, household chores, social media, paying bills, to grocery shopping-it never ends. It can be difficult to keep all these to-dos-and the stress that comes with them-in check. These five YouTube channels can help you cut through clutter and organize your life.


Jason M. O'Dell, M.S., C.W.M.

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Evaluating Job Opportunities: Financial Factors to Consider

“Given the difference in state taxes, the bottom-line difference for the physician could be in 6 figures—every year! Compounded with even a conservative growth rate, this could mean millions of dollars of difference over a career.”


Allison Tsai

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Dermatologist wins $101M in Florida's first Powerball

Tallahassee, Fla.- William Steele, M.D., an Orlando dermatologist, is Florida's first Powerball winner, taking a lump sum of $101 million, rather than $189 million spread over 20 years, according to the Bureau News.


Raymond James Financial Services, Inc

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Saving for retirement without sacrificing lifestyle

This is an excellent question because it relates to current lifestyle as well as future planning. You used the word sacrifice and, since you only go around once, why would anyone want to needlessly diminish the quality of life that they could currently enjoy? Your question brings up significant issues, which call into question the very premise of traditional financial planning.


Ilya Petrou. M.D.

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New device treats nonmelanoma skin cancer

A new energy-based device delivering ultrafast pulses of high amplitude electrical energy to nonthermally preferentially clear targeted cell rich lesions is proving to be a very useful treatment modality for a number of benign dermatologic lesions.

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