practice management-dermatology

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.
Multispecialty collaborationCollaboration with specialists in other fields can improve outcomes for patients with skin cancer, and it can be personally and professionally rewarding for the dermatologist, according to one expert.
Business principles in dermatology practice“Business literacy is an emerging competency that’s necessary for physicians,” says one dermatologist.
Stand outIt’s important that cosmetic dermatologists market to promote their practices. But, today, it’s vital they market to promote the common good — of the cosmetic medicine industry, that is.
Blindspots to successCosmetic practices have all the bells and whistles —from new technologies to skilled practitioners. So, why are so many competing on price?
Combat commoditizationThe problem in the aesthetic marketplace is everyone offers the same thing, in the same way and says the same things, says one expert.
Patient educationIn our last article “Building a Patient Education Program” (May, page 82) we explored how a solid patient education program can keep patients, resources and revenue from falling through the cracks and what your practice needs to build a strong patient education program.