Commentary

Our readers weigh in on a variety of clinical and regulatory issues that matter to physicians and their practice of medicine.

Cold Iron Truth

Dr. Coldiron is in private practice and maintains a clinical assistant professorship at the University of Cincinnati. He cares for patients, teaches medical students and residents, and has several active clinical research projects. He is the author of more than 80 scientific letters, papers, and several book chapters, and he speaks frequently on a variety of topics. He is a past president of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Cosmeceutical Critique

Dr. Baumann is a private practice dermatologist, researcher, author, and entrepreneur who practices in Miami. She founded the Cosmetic Dermatology Center at the University of Miami in 1997, and is the author of two textbooks: “Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice” (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002), and “Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients,” (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014), and a New York Times Best Sellers book for consumers, “The Skin Type Solution” (New York: Bantam Dell, 2006).

Aesthetic Dermatology

Dr. Talakoub and Dr. Wesley are cocontributors to this column. Dr. Talakoub practices dermatology in McLean, Va., and Dr. Wesley practices dermatology in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Make the Diagnosis

Dr. Bilu Martin is a board-certified dermatologist in private practice at Premier Dermatology, MD, in Aventura, Fla. More diagnostic cases are available at edermatologynews.com.

Under My Skin

Dr. Rockoff practices dermatology in Brookline, Mass., and is a longtime contributor to Dermatology News. He serves on the clinical faculty at Tufts University, Boston, and has taught senior medical students and other trainees for 30 years. His most recent book is “Act Like a Doctor, Think Like a Patient.”

The Optimized Doctor

Dr. Benabio is director of Healthcare Transformation and chief of dermatology at Kaiser Permanente San Diego.

Law & Medicine

S.Y. Tan, MD, JD, is emeritus professor of medicine and former adjunct professor of law at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.



Managing Your Practice

Joseph S. Eastern, MD, practices dermatology and dermatologic surgery in Belleville, N.J. He is the author of numerous articles on practice management issues as well as dermatology textbook chapters.