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  • Facebook Feedback: Private Practice

    If you're not following us on Facebook, ''like'' us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word! This week, we posted the article ''Organizing and Investing to Expand Primary Care Availability with Nurse Practitioners'' by Peter J. Levin and Rick Bateman from Journal of Community Health to our ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on March 22, 2012
  • Loss Leaders

    Do any of you offer loss leaders in your practice? If not, should you add them? What exactly is a loss leader? The term used to refer to items or services offered at a reduced price. Sometimes it is now used to describe a popular item or service that is sold at the normal price. The purpose of a loss leader is to bring in customers -- assuming ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on February 28, 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
  • A New Option to Volumize and Tighten the Face

    ePrime is a minimally invasive aesthetic device that delivers measured radio frequency directly into the skin using microneedles. In theory, this procedure creates a controlled wound healing process. The process is similar to that provided by fractionated lasers, however with ePrime there is no thermal impact to the epidermis. This makes the ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on February 21, 2012
  • When It Comes to Lips, Does Pretty Have to Hurt?

        This blog is brought to you by ADVANCE and DNA. Editor's note: This blog post was written by Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP, who practices at Anushka Cosmedical Centre in Jupiter, Fla. With the FDA approval of Restylane for lip enhancement and the anticipated direct-to-consumer marketing from Medicis, those of us in ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on February 9, 2012
  • Don't Pass Off Acne Extractions

    A crucial part of total acne therapy involves extractions of comedones at least once a month, depending on acne severity. Many dermatology offices offer acne facials performed by a medical esthetician. This is a nice option because it frees the provider for other services and offers a medically-focused facial to the patient. But in many cases I ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on January 5, 2012
  • The Art of Time Management

    We have all been to see a healthcare provider with a checklist of things we wish to accomplish during a visit. Isn't that why we go? Time management skills in medicine are essential. As providers, we have to find a nice balance that gives patients our undivided attention yet maintains efficiency and allows us to be productive. My goal in time ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on December 27, 2011
  • Healthy Competition

    First there was Botox, then there was Dysport, and now there is Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA). Xeomin is the latest addition to a growing list of botulinum toxin type A injectables. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved this new botulinum product to treat severe frown lines between the eyebrows, and I'm anxiously waiting for its ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 8, 2011
  • Side by Side

    I attended the second annual Aesthetic Extender Symposium last weekend, and days later I am left with some distinct and positive impressions about much more than the aesthetics industry. First, some background. The symposium was cofounded by Krystie P. Lennox, a physician assistant, and David J. Goldberg, a dermatologist who is also a healthcare ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on October 22, 2009
  • NP Medical Home/Health Care Homes

    It has been a very busy fall for ECFC. In addition to general patient care and all the day-to-day administrative issues, we are faced with another task. The state of MN has mandated that all recipients of state-sponsored health insurance have access to and are members of a state-certified Health Care Home. Eagan Child and Family Care is one of ...
    Posted to NP Practice Owners (Weblog) on October 8, 2009
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