voices in dermatology

Venture capital and the future of dermatology: A reassessmentDr. Norman Levine offers bits of advice for those considering this type of change in your practice for those considering selling their practices to venture capital-backed enterprises based on his experience with one such company.
Creative marketing or deceptive advertising?Dr. Ad employs a variety of advertising methods to grow his practice. Two years ago, he ran an ad that said prolonged use of his $1,000/tube facial cream would negate a need for a facelift. Now he is facing a complaint by a patient who bought 20 tubes and saw no improvement over the course of a year. Dr. Ad claims that his marketing was harmless and no different than most other ads. Is he in trouble?
I prescribe compounded medications. Can I be sued?Dr. Skin has a large dermatology practice and treats a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions. He has studied and lectured extensively on the topic of rosacea. He understands much of the pathophysiology of rosacea. He begins to use a copycat version of a compounded topical, which he has been able to get at a discounted rate. Unfortunately several patients have severe reactions, and he is soon the recipient of multiple medical malpractice lawsuits. Has he done anything wrong?
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.
Fake medical NewsWhile pharmaceutical companies sponsor much credible medical education, mishandling of this opportunity can be a potent portal for fake news.
The Joys of Spring Cleaning and Sharing KnowledgeAfter a sudden urge to tidy up his office, Dr. Ronald G. Wheeland developed another urge to figure out what to do with his old dermatology books and journals.
A new year, new era in dermatology, new magazineThe word of the moment is "new!" We have a new year, a new president, we are looking at the possibility of another new organizational structure in medicine, and we are working on a new look here at Dermatology Times.
If I ruled the (dermatology) worldDr. Norman Levine muses on an alternate universe in which he makes the rules for anything related to the dermatology specialty. After reading, he notes many may be relieved that he will never rule the (dermatology) world. But are changes necessary? You tell us.
Reflections on legacies, lessons and inspirationsThe New Year is a time during which most of us celebrate the idea of fresh starts. It’s also a time of reflection. In the spirit of this New Year, Dermatology Times asked several top dermatologists to ponder their legacies.
When is physician health disclosure required for informed consent?Should dermatologists be required to disclose matters of personal health, especially if matters related to physician health may increase the risk of harm to a patient?