July 2018

 

Issue

DIGITAL PRACTICE

Four Ways to Ease the Burden of Prior Authorization

There’s no way around PAs, but it is possible to make the process more manageable.

By Mark Kaufmann, MD

BUSINESS ADVISOR

Finding and Taking Advantage of Your Employees’ Strengths

Tips for successfully incorporating a strength-based approach to staff management.

By Elizabeth Holloway, COE, CPSS, PHR; and Maureen Waddle, MBA

MARKETING MATTERS

Popularize Your Dermatology Podcast to Increase Your Reach

The right kind of publicity for your podcast can increase your dermatology practice’s opportunities.

By Naren Arulrajah

COVER FOCUS

Currents: Psoriasis

Systemic Inflammation in Psoriasis: A Guide for Dermatology Care Providers

Practical guidance for dermatology care providers on the importance of screening patients with psoriasis for associated comorbidities.

By Wendy Cantrell, DNP, CRNP; Joe Gorelick, MSN, FNP-C; Kristine J. Kucera, PA-C, MPAS, DH; Scott Freeman, MCMSc PA-C

Inflammatory Responses: Managing Psoriasis in Light of Comorbidities

The accumulated evidence suggests that dermatologists must take an active role in addressing risks.

By Paul Winnington, Editorial Director

Genital Psoriasis: The Care Gap Between the Legs

Dermatologists need to lead in initiating the exam, obtaining the correct diagnosis, and discussing the impact of genital psoriasis with all psoriasis patients.

By Jennifer Cather, MD; Melodie S. Young, A/GNP-C; and Erin L. Blotcky

Physician Spotlight: Nehal N. Mehta, MD, MSCE, FAHA

Psoriasis comorbidities: Is extinguishing systemic inflammation the solution?

FEATURES

Terminating Patients: Tips for Letting Go of Difficult Clients

An ethical and fair “How-To” for terminating physician-patient relationships.

By Kim Nichols, MD, FAAD, Emily Scalise, MA, and Shaina Gregory

Finding the Right Provider for Your Practice

Follow specific guidelines and timelines to be able to acquire a provider that is well suited to your practice.

By Kimberly Campbell

AESTHETICS MANAGEMENT

Understanding the Role of Herbs in Cosmeceuticals

A unique herb blend in cosmeceuticals has shown clinical superiority over antioxidant and growth factor products.

By Carl R. Thornfeldt, MD, FAAD

ONCOLOGY WATCH

Exploring Hydrochlorothiazide Use and Skin Cancer Risk

A commonly used antihypertensive appears to be linked to an increased risk of SCC. What should dermatologists do?

By Jonathan Wolfe, MD

CLINICAL FOCUS

New Therapeutic Options for the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis: IL-17 Blockers

Are TNF inhibitors still the gold standard for PsA?

By Jerry Bagel, MD, FAAD

FINANCIAL PLANNER

Three Strategies to Implement When Approaching Retirement

Retirement planning requires an ongoing commitment to review and redesign throughout your career.

By David Mandell, JD, MBA and Andrew Taylor, CFP

Five Tips for Long-Term Success

By Andrew Krakowski, MD
 

Contact Info

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Ali Kinnie
(917) 589-4160
akinnie@bmctoday.com

Rick Ehrlich
Associate Publisher
(609) 922-0337
rehrlich@bmctoday.com

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.