The Weekly Roundup: April 4-8

ICYMI, this week we had stories on physician assistants, diverse perspectives in aesthetic medicine, and more.

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The Mainstream Patient: April 4

This week's edition of the Mainstream Patients features stories about the difference between a sun burn and sun poisoning, micro-coring, and more.

Proper Coding Gets Practices What They Are Owed

A physician’s goal is to care for patients, but a key part of being able to provide that care is the eternal quest for payment. One way to ensure that a practice maximizes its coding regimen is to make sure each session can be efficiently billed.

March Month in Review: Top Stories Last Month of Dermatology Times®

Take a look back at our most popular news from March 2022.


PAs Play Role in Increased Accessibility to Dermatologic Care

Renata Block, MMS, PA-C, president of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (PAs) talked with Dermatology Times® at the American Academy of Dermatology 2022 Annual Meeting about the broadening opportunities for these advanced health care providers to help fill the demand gap for treatment of skin and hair disorders as well as aesthetic services.

Post- and Pre-lightening Procedures

What are the best post- and pre-lightening products and strategies for optimal results on all skin types? Renata Block, president of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, walked through her pearls in this interview at the American Academy of Dermatology 2022 Annual Meeting.

Survey uncovers lack of satisfaction in the value of care

More Americans “priced out of the system,” survey finds.

Medical debt, ‘a persistent problem,’ hits $195 billion in U.S.

Nearly 1 in 10 adults owe at least $250 for health care costs.

Pointers with Dr Portela: Interviewing Dermatologists at AAD

In this week’s Pointers with Dr Portela, the 208SkinDoc attended the 2022 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting and talked to several dermatologists about skin care and common misconceptions about this topic.

Diverse Perspectives in Aesthetic Medicine

Terri Phillips, MD, FAAP, expands on her letter to the editor in the April issue of Dermatology Times® diving into how her experience has shaped the her view of the aesthetics industry, the challenges both physicians and patients face, and more.

ACP praises health care spending in president’s proposed 2023 federal budget

Government help needed ‘to ensure the health of the American public.’

Does physician burnout affect the quality of patient care?

A new study suggests it doesn’t, at least for the short term.

Considering consumerism in health care

Patients’ ability to choose can affect your practice.

Early COVID-19 vaccine shipment data could help future pandemics

Wastage data published for first two months of 2021.

Survey: Emotional Impact of Psoriasis Highlights Needs for New Treatments

Nearly all survey takers reported wanting topical treatment options that are more effective, not steroids, and simpler to use.

New Long-Term Safety, Efficacy Data for Adbry in Moderate to Severe AD

LEO Pharma presented long-term data from an interim analysis of its ECZTEND 5-year extension trial, showing no new safety signals.

Jeune Aesthetics Announces Efficacy Results for KB301

The company reported positive results from the PEARL-1 clinical phase 1 study regarding KB301 as an investigational gene-based treatment to address the underlying biology of aging skin.

Phase 2 EDP1815 Data for Psoriasis Released

The results from the Evelo Biosciences EDP1815 treatment provide the first demonstration in a phase 2 trial of the safety and efficacy of an orally-administered, gut-restricted SINTAX medicine.

Saving money may lead to longer life, ‘but just don’t smoke’

Study examines wealth, but smoking matters more to longevity after age 65.