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Virtual Mohs Consultations Can Support Optimal Patient Outcomes

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about changes we could never foresee. Across all fields of medicine, providers had to get creative about their approach to various services. While the world focused on how to understand, treat, and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, doctors had to develop viable methods of providing new and existing patients […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2022
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Registration is Now Open for the 2022 Annual Meeting: Focus on Skin Cancer

Dermatologists are tasked with the job of diagnosing and treating skin conditions. That’s the way some may see it. The way we see it is that a dermatologist can significantly contribute to their patients’ sense of well-being by taking care with their consultation and examination processes. This is especially true when patients are seeking skin […]

  • Posted on: Mar 15 2022
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Why Consider Mohs Surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma

Statistics in skin cancer reveal that basal cell carcinoma is the most predominant form of this disease. It is the role of the dermatologist to alert patients to their risks and to educate them in prevention and awareness of suspicious growths. Additionally, a dermatologist wants to provide the utmost care to patients who are diagnosed […]

  • Posted on: Feb 14 2022
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Are You (or Your Doctor) Using Dermoscopy in Skin Cancer Screenings?

Approximately one-third of the cancer diagnoses that are made each year are some form of skin cancer. It is no secret in the medical community that skin cancer is the leading form of cancer in the United States. This knowledge is an incentive for every practitioner who performs skin cancer screenings to do so with […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2022
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Are Virtual Skin Cancer Screenings the New Norm?

Telehealth has become much more common in the past 18 months. Initially, doctors began offering virtual visits to patients to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The practice has continued largely because both doctors and their patients have learned that it is more convenient and, with due diligence, does not diminish the effectiveness of the care […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2021
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New Skin Cancer Diagnoses Deserve to Include Talk of Mohs Surgery

Any person or loved one of someone diagnosed with skin cancer is bound to have many questions. At first, it can be difficult to take in all of the information provided by a doctor, which could, in some cases, impede the consideration of various treatment options. Mohs trained dermatologists are excellent resources for patients, knowing […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2021
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Getting Back to Routine Healthcare

If we’re completely honest, we have to admit that these past 18 months have been anything but routine. We’ve faced more uncertainty and stress than many of us ever have, and we’re not completely out of the woods just yet. As difficult as it may be for us to start engaging in life as normally […]

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2021
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Patients Are Seeking Mohs Specialists for Expert Care

It does not take long for a practicing dermatologist to realize how frightened patients feel when they receive a skin cancer diagnosis. Most discover this emotional aspect of clinical practice while still performing residency work or other clinicals. The fear a patient feels is related to the words “skin cancer” more than anything because, at […]


Brooke Shields Talks Skin Cancer

Actor Brooke Shields has had quite the year. Not only did the 55-year-old suffer a broken femur in a freak accident using a balance board, but she was also told by her doctor that her skin held the signs of sun damage. These were not cosmetic concerns, they were spots that indicated a higher potential […]


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