dermatology

Who gets sued: Managed care or me?Much has been written and discussed over the last decade about accountability, particularly as it applies to the issue of liability for medical decision making in the care and treatment of healthcare plan enrollees and beneficiaries.
Forge the pathIn this complicated new era of health care, a prominent dermatologist says, there are some battles to fight and other changes to accept.
Hologic to Acquire CynosureHologic, a global healthcare and diagnostics company focused on woman’s health, announced Feb. 14, 2017, that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding Cynosure shares, an equity value estimated at $1.65 billion.
Allergan to acquire CoolSculpting’s maker ZeltiqAllergan has announced that it has agreed to acquire ZELTIQ Aesthetics for $2.475 billion, a deal expected to close in the second half of the year.
Derms take on female rejuvenationSome dermatologists are proponents of performing female rejuvenation procedures while others believe they are not part of the dermatologist’s domain. Few studies about the safety and effectiveness of these procedures have been performed and subjected to peer review. Dermatologists should consider working in conjunction with an OB/GYN to make sure the patient has received a complete examination and clearance before rejuvenation procedures are performed.
Nasal reconstruction after skin cancer surgeryDermatologists should consider the features of the nasal defect when weighing options for repair. Consider the desires of the patient when assessing options for both repair and treatments to mitigate post-surgical scar formation. The dermatologist must determine the choice of which procedure will likely achieve the best aesthetic outcome overall.
Starting a career in dermatology: 5 questionsResidency isn't forever, and young dermatologists on the verge of starting their careers must make big decisions.
February Clinical Considerations for NPs, PasIn our February Clinical Considerations, we take a look at treatment options for a few common skin disorders.
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New challenges of melanomaMelanoma rates continue to rise, especially thin lesions which represents the largest group of fatalities. Gene expression profile tests can help diagnose or predict melanoma and are easy to use. But many dermatologists do not follow recommended treatment guidelines, which indicates a need to either educate practitioners or rethink the guidelines.