practice management-dermatology

A new year and new demands
A new year and new demandsIn this slideshow, we highlight some industry developments from 2017 and offer a snapshot of what the New Year may hold, such as an increased demand for tele-dermatology, topical scar treatments, silicon-based scar treatments and hair transplantation services.
Realistic budget is one key to practice successThe purpose of a budget is to help a practice spend less than what it earns. Benchmarking indicates whether a practice is underachieving or overachieving compared to similar businesses. Learn more.
Improve performanceStructure and frequency in the performance review process can create effective two-way discussions. Point out plenty of positives to keep the employee at ease during the review.
Can you prepare your practice for a natural disaster?
Can you prepare your practice for a natural disaster?Patricia Farris, M.D., shares her experience rebuilding her business after a hurricane. Here’s what she learned.
A different perspective on venture capital and the future of dermatologyIf we do not evolve ... we will soon be an extinct species of medical practitioner, Dermatology Times Editorial Advisor says in his column this month. He shares his experience and considerations with negotiating the sale of his practice to a venture capital backed firm.
Prevent theft in the practice80% of practices will experience embezzlement every five years. To protect yourself, one expert advises: Avoid blind trust; rely on written checks for refunds; separate employee duties; routinely audit financial systems; and consider going cashless.
Know your state's laser laws
Know your state's laser lawsWhile laws vary from state to state as to who in a practice can legally operate a laser or light source or energy-based device, the responsibility often lies with the practice physician, according to Mathew M. Avram, M.D., J.D.
Debunking the myths of laser treatments for darker skin
Debunking the myths of laser treatments for darker skinIn this slideshow, we feature Dr. Eliot Battle who offers recommendations for laser treatment in non-white patients. Lasers are as diverse as the patients and conditions they are designed to treat, he says.
6 steps for a practice-based laser safety program
6 steps for a practice-based laser safety programIn this slideshow, Patti Owens, R.N., M.H.A., C.M.L.S.O. describes six steps practices can take to improve laser and energy device safety for patients and staff.
Melanoma and the wrong siteWrong-site surgeries are preventable. In this article, Dr. Goldberg outlines a few measures.