While 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.
In 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.
In 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.
Wrong-site surgeries are preventable. In this article, Dr. Goldberg outlines a few measures.
Collaboration 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 literacy is an emerging competency that’s necessary for physicians,” says one dermatologist.
It’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.
Cosmetic practices have all the bells and whistles —from new technologies to skilled practitioners. So, why are so many competing on price?
The problem in the aesthetic marketplace is everyone offers the same thing, in the same way and says the same things, says one expert.
In 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.