Dermatologic Clues of Cardiovascular Disease: American Heart Month

In honor of American Heart Month, a national observance that strives to raise awareness among the population about cardiovascular health and disease prevention, we are investigating the intersection of dermatologic and cardiovascular health. Many dermatologic clues can be indicative of more serious conditions, including cardiovascular diseases. For instance, sarcoidosis can manifest on the skin, resulting …

Burden of Prior Authorizations Reduces Quality of Care in Dermatology Patients

Currently, the majority of insurance companies require a time-consuming prior authorization (PA) process for the approval of prescribed medications and procedures. The field of dermatology disproportionately experiences a high burden of prior authorizations as a result of significant advances in biologic medications and marked increases in the cost of generic medications. In general, medical practices …

Rise in Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Hyperpigmentation disorders comprise a significant amount of benign skin conditions and are a popular cosmetic concern among dermatology patients. Despite being physically harmless, hyperpigmentation, or dyschromia, has been shown to negatively impact quality of life and the psychosocial wellbeing of patients. Increasing amounts of people are looking for hyperpigmentation treatment options, many are willing to spend …

Rising Use of Apps in Skin Cancer Care

As mobile technology continues to infiltrate nearly every aspect of modern day life,  it also has begun slowly making its way into the medical field. Clinical data is proving the potential benefits of telemedicine in providing patients with enhanced ease, accessibility, and availability of medical consultations as well as treatments. Increasingly, smartphone applications are being …