practice management-dermatology

My Patient Ate Natural Food Products and Now There is a Lawsuit.Dr. Derm recently performed a fairly simple excision, discussed blood thinners, but failed to ask his patient about “natural” herbal intake. The patient did not take any prescription blood thinners, but did take high daily dosages of garlic and ginkgo. A lawsuit was brought against Dr. Derm. Can he really have liability for all the things people ingest these days?
Consolidation: What it looks like in dermatologyConsolidation is occurring throughout healthcare. An expert talks about what it means to practicing dermatologists.
The big squeezeLimited provider networks are cutting more than costs; these narrow networks are cutting dermatologists. One expert shares insight on what derms need to know.
Building a patient education programPatient education can be a powerful tool that complements your expertise and boosts patient engagement.
Handling (or even firing) the difficult patientA panel of veteran dermatologists tackled the topic of difficult patients at the 2016 CalDerm Symposium and offered some tips for successfully dealing with these patients.
ICD-10 codes aren't oppressive after allAlexander Miller, MD, a dermatologist in Yorba Linda, Calif., has a simple message for colleagues grappling with the new ICD-10 codes: Don't panic!
Fractional resurfacing and the standard of careIt is important to note that where there are two or more recognized methods of diagnosing or treating the same condition, a physician does not fall below the standard of care by using any of the acceptable methods even if one method turns out to be less effective than another method.
6 considerations before making that laser purchaseChoosing the right laser devices can add to the bottom line and patient satisfaction; choosing the wrong devices can be a drain on a practice’s viability.
5 tips to enhance the surgical experienceDrs. Charlene Lam and Elizabeth Billingsley offer insights to optimize the surgical experience for dermatologists and their patients.
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.