Nurse Practitioners Are Valued Medical Team Members

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Last week I wrote about Physician Assistants (PAs) and how these medical professionals help medical practices run smoothly. Physician assistants are an essential part of SkinSmart Dermatology’s practice and we are lucky to have two extremely talented and experienced certified PAs on staff; Debora Nash and Kate Weed. We also have another type of medical practitioner at SkinSmart Dermatology: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or ARNP-C. Currently, I am working with advanced registered nurse practitioner Molly Prichard. She will be working directly … Continue reading

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Why Are Physician Assistants Important Practitioners in Medical Practices Today?

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When you visit us for a medical issue involving your skin, you may be seen by myself, Mohs surgeon Dr. Adams, Debora Nash-Certified Physician Assistant, Kate Weed-Certified Physician Assistant or Molly Prichard, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, and one of our experienced medical assistants in addition to a practitioner. Most mid-sized or larger practices offer a variety of practitioners in order to meet the patient demand for medical dermatological care. Sometimes I hear patients ask why they aren’t seeing a “doctor.” … Continue reading

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Emerging Research in the Increasing Incidence of Pediatric and Adolescent Melanoma in the U.S.

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Recent studies point to a concerning trend:  Pediatric and Adolescent melanoma (ages 0 to 19 years) increased 2% per year between the years 1973-2009.  The reasons for this trend are not entirely clear and authors suggest that more research is needed.  Luckily there are only a few hundred cases of childhood melanoma per year, but the low numbers make it difficult to study. The most critical theme that I found reviewing these studies was the fact that the “ABCDE” criteria … Continue reading

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ASDS Cosmetic Procedure Survey Results Show Popular Trends

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A 2014 survey on cosmetic procedures developed by Consumer Survey Work Group questioned 8,300 respondents during one week in 2014. The survey was conducted by SurveyMonkey for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). ASDS conducts this survey every year and compiles the results into a report and develops an infographic poster. For more details please visit the ASDS survey page. Consumers gave the highest overall satisfaction ratings to injectable wrinkle treatments (93 percent) and injectable filler treatments to soften facial … Continue reading

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Radiesse+–A New Twist on a Favorite Facial Filler

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Merz North America, US – an affiliate of the global Merz Pharma Group– announced an advancement in its popular filler product, Radiesse. By adding Lidocaine—a pain reliever—to its filler, Merz has responded to patient and doctor requests. This advanced filler product is called Rasiesse+. Here is the latest information from Merz: Radiesse+ has received FDA approval and is now available to US physicians. Radiesse+ provides the immediate lift of wrinkles and folds, stimulation of natural collagen production, and the lasting … Continue reading

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Dr. Callahan Chosen as a Top Doctor By Castle Connolly for 2015!

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Dr. Callahan was once again chosen by her peers as a Top Doctor, according to Castle Connolly. This is the fifth year in a row that Dr. Callahan has been named to the exclusive list. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies top doctors, both nationally and regionally, based on an extensive nominations process open to ALL licensed physicians in America. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team reviews and screens all nominated physicians before selecting those regarded as the most outstanding healthcare providers … Continue reading

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In the News: Who Should You Trust to Inject Your Face?

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This morning there was a news story on the TODAY show that was very informative and discussed the risks involved with men and women choosing  minimally-trained individuals to perform cosmetic dermatology treatments on their face. One of the things I do at SkinSmart Dermatology is repair bad cosmetic treatments –often fixing facial filler mishaps, neuromodulator (Botox) mistakes and other treatments and cosmetic procedures that have gone wrong. These mistakes can usually be reversed or minimized in expert hands, but these … Continue reading

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5 Tips from the CDC to Help Prevent Skin Cancer

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According to the most recent statistics available from the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 3.5 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are diagnosed in more than 2 million people in the United States every year. Prevention is key, and I wanted to share these important skin cancer prevention tips from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with you. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as … Continue reading

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Dr. Callahan is one of the first doctors to inject Restylane Silk in the USA!

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Introducing Restylane® Silk, the first and only FDA-approved filler designed specifically for the treatment of lips and the lines around them. Restylane Silk’s unique, refined formulation is designed for precise lip shaping and for smoothing the lines around your mouth to create a natural look. It was first available to only a few select cosmetic dermatology practices like SkinSmart and we are excited to be able to offer this new filler to you! How does it work? Just like the … Continue reading

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Call for Your Free Skin Analysis at SkinSmart’s Skin Care Center!

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It’s hard to know which skin care products will actually work on your specific skin issues and what types of damage you may have lurking under the surface of your skin! We can help you with VISIA. VISIA is a photographic system we have here at SkinSmart that allows our skin care staff to “see” the condition of the surface of your skin, and its sensitive photographic technology can show what is happening underneath the skin’s surface. You may have … Continue reading

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