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Disparities in dermatology are more than skin deep


In part two of our conversation on expanding care to underserved populations through telehealth, expert Vinod E. Nambudiri, M.D., MBA, dives into the disparities that most affect the specialty of dermatology.

“Many of the disparities that we are faced with are due to underlying structural inequalities in our health care system,” says co-author Dr. Nambudiri. “I think it’s really important that dermatologists are aware of these barriers to providing high quality care to every individual…so that we can be proactive in addressing them as we move forward as a specialty.”

In case you missed it: Co-author Sepideh Ashrafzadeh highlights how the pandemic presents a unique opportunity to expand dermatologic care to populations most affected by disparities.

Coming soon: Sepideh Ashrafzadeh details sustainable steps the specialty can take to expand care to underserved communities during the current pandemic and in the future.

View the full paper here.

Ashrafzadeh S, Nambudiri VE. The COVID-19 crisis: A unique opportunity to expand dermatology to underserved populations. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020;83(1):e83-e84. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2020.04.154

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