May 2018



Editor's Message

What 50 Years Ago Means for Today

By Joel Schlessinger, MD, Chief Cosmetic Surgery Editor

Digital Practice

Your MIPS 2018 Reporting Cheat Sheet

Follow this advice to avoid a penalty in 2020.

By Mark D. Kaufmann, MD

Business Advisor

Spirit Squad: How to Fix Broken Morale

Manage low morale effectively before it hurts your practice.

By Margaret Moran

The Role of Oral Contraceptive Pills in the Acne Treatment Plan

When OCPs are the right choice for patients.

With Julie Harper, MD; Andrew Krakowski, MD; Linda Stein Gold, MD; and Joshua Zeichner, MD

New Rosacea Classification System Encourages
More Precise Assessment and Treatment

A look at the rationale behind the new classification system and what it means for clinicians.

By Samuel B. Huff and Richard D. Granstein, MD

Device-Based Approaches to Acne and Rosacea

Leading dermatologists share pearls on device-based acne and rosacea treatments.

By Denise Mann, Editor-at-Large

Topical Acne Care: Can We Treat Active Lesions and Scars at the Same Time?

New findings have intriguing implications for our approach to preventing—and managing—acne scars.

By Hilary Baldwin, MD

Physician Spotlight: Seemal R. Desai, MD

A closer look at acne and rosacea in skin of color.

Aesthetics Management

Solving the Keloid Conundrum

Are cosmetic treatments too risky for patients prone to keloids?

Oncology Watch

Pre-Treating Resectable Melanomas with PD-1 Inhibitors: An Emerging Strategy

Pre-treatment with anti-PD1 agents may improve outcomes for some patients and provide prognostic clues.

By Jonathan Wolfe, MD

Clinical Focus

Prurigo Nodularis: An Update for Clinicians, Part 2

Here’s a look at the management of this condition, which is commonly associated with atopic dermatitis.

By Alison D. Treister, BS, BSHS and Peter A. Lio, MD

Financial Planner

Shielding Personal and Practice Assets

All tools are not equal when it comes to protecting assets.

By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA

Therapeutics Update

Therapeutics Update

New products and pharmacologic developments



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About Practical Dermatology

Practical Dermatology is the monthly publication that provides coverage of medical care, cosmetic advancements, and practice management for clinicians in the field. With straight-forward, how-to advice from experts in various fields, we strive to enhance quality of care and improve the daily operation of dermatology practices.