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Visual Dermatology Clinic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
July 24, 2014 9:43 AM by Amy Gouley
These photos belong to an 80-year-old female who presented to our clinic for a total body skin screening. She has a history of Basal Cell Carcinoma on her forehead that was treated with MOHS in 2011. All of these photos shown are positive for Squamous Read More...
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Visual Dermatology Clinic: Sea the Skin
July 10, 2014 12:24 PM by Amy Gouley
This is a photo of a 56 year old male who arrived to our office for a total body skin exam. Patient was born and raised in Washington with a negative history of skin cancer, both himself and family. Patient enjoys sailing and boating and has spent numerous Read More...
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A Sample Dermatology Protocol
April 14, 2014 9:44 AM by Debra Shelby
Many nurse practitioners have asked me about dermatology protocols. They are no different from other protocols and should be an outline of your practice agreement with your supervising or collaborating physician. These protocols should remain broad and Read More...
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The Don’ts of Cryosurgery
August 9, 2013 12:51 PM by Raymond Shulstad
Cryosurgery is a process where liquid nitrogen is applied to a lesion to induce cell death. It is a procedure done every day in dermatology offices and is now done routinely in primary care offices as well. It is a relatively low-risk procedure, causes Read More...
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Treating Acne: The Basics
July 12, 2013 9:06 AM by Raymond Shulstad
As the summer comes to a close and students and parents begin to plan for the next school year, inevitably there is a mad dash to the dermatology office to treat acne. Freshmen want to be clear to start high school, seniors want to be pimple-free for Read More...
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Update on Melanoma Patient
July 11, 2013 7:45 AM by Amy Gouley
This post is an update on the patient I reported on in my March 1 post. He is 75 years old and came to our office as follow-up after excision of scalp lesions. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic melanoma. The photo shows his scalp involvement 3 Read More...
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Lessons in Follow-Up and More
March 14, 2013 11:14 AM by Amy Gouley
A new patient (below), a 60-year-old woman, presented for "spongiotic dermatitis" diagnosed after a biopsy in March 2011. At the time, she received cortisone cream and no follow-up appointment. She comes to my office because she is concerned that the Read More...
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My Four Favorite Derm Cases
November 15, 2012 9:26 AM by Amy Gouley
1. A patient presents with a new spot on the nose for 3 months. No history of skin cancer. I believe it's a BCC and path proves it's a SCC, WOW! 2. Ceruloderma, a drug-induced pigmentation secondary to Lupus medication. 3. "Show and Tell:" I love a zip Read More...
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Coping With Psoriasis 'Virtually'
October 11, 2012 7:45 AM by NP Society of the DNA
This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. The Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA) will host a Virtual Psoriasis Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 10. This event offers a unique educational format for dermatology and primary care nurses as well as nurse Read More...
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What is Coolsculpting?
September 27, 2012 9:33 AM by NP Society of the DNA
Editor's note: This blog post was written by Niki Bryn, APRN, DCNP, a member of the NP Society of the Dermatology Nurses' Association. Coolsculpting is an innovative method of noninvasive fat removal. Coolsculpting, with the trade name Zeltiq, was developed Read More...
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Catch-Up Time for AK Treatment
September 20, 2012 8:51 AM by Amy Gouley
Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the colors of the leaves, cool brisk evenings, baking with pumpkins and Sunday soup making. Fall also just happens to be a favorite season of mine in the office, too. I call it "catch-up time" for a number of Read More...
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Your Smallest Patients
September 13, 2012 1:02 PM by NP Society of the DNA
Finding the right regimen of skin care for your newborn patients, one that families and caretakers can easily follow, doesn't always jump out at you. The mom doesn't want to put an ointment on her newborn's scalp because his hair gets greasy, or the child Read More...
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Interviewing Tips From Someone Who Just Got Hired
September 6, 2012 2:45 PM by Amy Gouley
I spent the better part of my summer interviewing for a new job, exploring other derm offices and traveling to different cities I was considering. I was surprised by the volume of offices looking to hire a dermatology PA or NP. I had a wonderful experience Read More...
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A Vivid Reminder for Diagnosis
August 2, 2012 8:14 AM by Amy Gouley
I felt extremely silly and subpar after reading my patient's pathology report. But it was a humbling experience and wonderful reminder that we can so easily get led down the wrong track of diagnosis based on how the patient subjectively explains his or Read More...
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PAs & NPs: Partners in Healthcare
July 19, 2012 9:17 AM by Amy Gouley
I recently had the pleasure of spending 2 days following a nurse practitioner in Mount Vernon, Wash., at a very busy medical dermatology practice. The nurse practitioner graduated from the University of Tennesse and has been specializing in dermatology Read More...
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