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  • The Power of Brows

    If our eyes are the windows to our soul, then our eyebrows are most certainly the curtains. And it has been studied to be true - eyes are the first thing another person notices about our appearance.  With all the care that goes into taking care of our eyes, I find that eyebrows are often overlooked. The shape of our brows is very ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on February 25, 2014
  • Changing Your Outlook

    ''Thank you'' is one phrase that can change the outlook of your day. Last week while at work the office manager came up to my co practitioner and me. In her hands she held a letter from a patient, thanking the office for the great care that she received. The office manager eagerly asked us to see who saw her and I was surprised to find out that it ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on January 30, 2014
  • Global Health Rotation: Malnutrition

    I just returned from Uganda 5 days ago -- a harrowing 43 hour journey with a more than a few moments of thinking we might not ever get home, but I did. And I wanted to recount a day with a problem we as NP/PA students don't face much in the U.S.: malnutrition.  Bugabero is in the Manafwa District, a sort of rural suburb of the city we ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on October 9, 2013
  • Skin Cancer Webinars

    I'd like to thank everyone who tuned into the webinars on common skin cancers and their pathogenesis last night and on August 14. Having completed the second one in the series on squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, I found myself wanting to offer so much more but I ran out of time.  If you were unable to sit in and listen to parts ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on September 19, 2013
  • Greetings From Uganda

    Greetings from Mbale, Uganda. TIA stand for ''This is Africa.'' I've been in Uganda for 7 days and will be here for the rest of September on a global health rotation. I have spent four days in Ugandan healthcare facilities, a Mzungo (white person).  It is difficult to call them ''hospitals'' because of the conditions. Take any ...
    Posted to NP & PA Student Blog (Weblog) on September 9, 2013
  • The Secret Ingredient

    People always want to know the secret ingredient. And, frankly, I can't blame them. In a lot of ways the physician assistant profession seems too good to be true. We study medicine for two to three years after obtaining a bachelor's degree. We practice medicine without post-graduate training or residency. We can switch specialties without ...
    Posted to First Year PA (Weblog) on August 8, 2013
  • 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
  • Arm Reshaping and Toning

    As spring and summer entice the sunshine and warm weather, short sleeves or sleeveless tops and spaghetti straps are the favorite fashion. Yet some people prefer long sleeves and sweaters year-round because they feel self conscious about their arms.  Due to the social climate of southern California, patients come to our clinic ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on April 15, 2013
  • Healthy Tan? No Such Thing

    Working in medicine, specifically dermatology, we know there is no such thing as a ''healthy tan.'' When it comes to educating younger generations, I wish the effects of sun were immediate. I wish when a young girl stepped out of the tanning bed she saw dark spots, wrinkles and skin cancers forming on the body. Only then might ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on April 9, 2013
  • Bring It On!

    The time has come! I've passed boards, obtained my state license and I am scheduled to have ''temporary privileges'' at my facility next week! This is such an exciting time for my family and me! We've worked so hard for so many years and this is it. The really amusing thing? I opened the mail a couple of weeks ago when my license came through ...
    Posted to First Year NP (Weblog) on March 14, 2013
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