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  • Inspiring Primary Care Innovation

    I recently had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Weitzman Symposium with a focus on primary care. It was hosted by Community Health Center, Inc., and it was held on the beautiful Wesleyan University Campus. The focus was on inspiring primary care innovation. And inspire me it did. Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) in Connecticut has a ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on May 27, 2014
  • Update on Melanoma Patient

      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 months later. These satellite lesions are growing at an exponential rate. The ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 11, 2013
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – NPs & Nurse Veterans, New PA Organization, Primary Care

    Have you visited our blogs lately? Last week, new NPs and nurse veterans battled on the value of floor experience. Our NP & PA Student blogger Terry Clarke, currently enrolled in a fast track NP program, expressed his views on what experienced nurses have going for them and what they still have to learn. Here are a few of the comments your ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on October 22, 2012
  • Coping With Psoriasis 'Virtually'

      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 practitioners who treat patients with psoriasis. An estimated 7.5 ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on October 11, 2012
  • The Case of the Mysterious 'Bumps'

    I love a good medical mystery case that challenges me. Dermatology is rewarding and fun because it's the only specialty that relies on vision and touch for diagnosis. One of my favorite cases in the past year involved a sweet underdeveloped 12-year-old boy. He was brought to the office by his mother, who said he was ''getting picked on at school ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on May 31, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – April 23, 2012

    If you're not chatting with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, ''like'', ''follow'' and ''connect'' with us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word! This week, our social media sites exploded with great comments from our readers. Here are some of the highlights, copied verbatim and without ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on April 23, 2012
  • Helping Patients Manage Dry Skin

    This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA.  Editor's note: This blog post was written by Annette Fonteneau, MSN, RNP, DCNP, who practices at School Street Dermatology in Pawtucket, R.I. Although winter's end is approaching, patients are no doubt asking for advice about treating their dry, cracked, painful skin. The heat in ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on February 23, 2012
  • CME Opportunities in Aesthetics

    We all need continuing education credits, and the deadlines for logging them arrive much faster than we would like. I just heard you sigh. Have no fear! In the world of dermatology and aesthetics, the opportunities for CME are abundant. With specialty-specific CME, we complete our necessary hours and we keep up-to-date on the latest technology ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 15, 2011