Successful hair-loss treatment requires expertise

January 1, 2004
Louise Gagnon

Louise Gagnon is a medical writer and editor based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Bethesda, Md. - Dermatologists need to become experts themselves in evaluating hair loss so they can more rapidly diagnose their patients and inform them of available treatment options, according to Dr. Leonard Sperling, chair of the department of dermatology at Uniformed Services University here, and a professor of dermatology and pathology.