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  • Eczema: An Itchy Nuisance Part 3

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP Last month, we discussed basic skin care and some of the over the counter treatments available for the eczema patient. In this blog I will discuss more treatments available as well as topical treatments, which can be helpful getting a more severe condition under control. Wet Wrap Therapy A patient with a ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on February 29, 2016
  • Eczema: An Itchy Nuisance Part 2

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP This month some of the treatment options available to the nurse practitioner in treating atopic dermatitis (AD) will be reviewed. One of the cardinal features of AD is dry skin or xerosis. Using topical moisturizers reverses this dryness of the skin by increasing hydration. Over the years a number of clinical ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on January 28, 2016
  • The Health of the Community

    ''Epidemiology'' and ''Health Indices of Urban Populations'': these are the names of the two courses I am taking this semester. At first, I thought, What does this have to do with being an DNP? I am learning that it has a lot to do with being a DNP. You need to know what is happening in the health of the community around you so that you can be ...
    Posted to DNP Discussions (Weblog) on October 8, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Nation's Largest Free Health Clinic Pt. II

    Two weeks ago, dermatologist and PA Amy Gouley participated in her fourth CareHarborLA event. The CareHarbor free clinic is held annually in the fall at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. This four day event is offered to the uninsured, underinsured and at risk populations in need of medical care. Medical consultations and exams, specialty care, ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on October 3, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Nation's Largest Free Health Clinic

    Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in my fourth CareHarborLA event. The CareHarbor free clinic is held annually in the fall at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. This four day event is offered to the uninsured, underinsured and at risk populations in need of medical care. Medical consultations and exams, specialty care, mammograms, ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on September 19, 2014
  • What are DNPs doing about mental health?

    With the recent death of Robin Williams, mental health has certainly been in the forefront of many minds. It has been highlighted in the news media, conversations and, of course, the hearts of the many fans of the late actor. But what are we doing about this issue in our healthcare system - especially as primary care providers - and how can we as ...
    Posted to DNP Discussions (Weblog) on September 3, 2014
  • Q&A with Dr. Debra: Tinea Corporis

    In dermatology, we discuss the importance of identifying and understanding morphology and changes in a rash. Here is a case of a rash with a sudden change in morphology after prescribing medication for her dermatosis. This geriatric patient was being treated with clobetasol cream B.I.D. for Grover disease. You see pruritic erythematous papules ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 31, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    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 Cell Carcinoma. Additionally, this patient has two more SCC's not shown. (Hover your ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 24, 2014
  • Job Interviews & Food Allergies

    Dear Career Coach:  I am a new grad NP with celiac disease and I am unable to eat at restaurants due to potential cross-contamination that inevitably leaves me ill for a week. What suggestions do you have to handle not being able to eat at a restaurant, without coming across like a ''major diva'' as you mentioned? Dear Reader:  The ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on July 16, 2014
  • An Effective Option for Melasma

    Frequently, women present to our clinic with melasma. Patches of dark pigmentation that often present symmetrically on the cheeks, upper lip and/or forehead characterize melasma. Excessive melanin production is stimulated by excessive sun exposure, heat or hormonal changes. The onset of melasma is often associated with hormonal shifts such as use ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on June 4, 2014
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