When Should a Primary Care Doc Refer to a Dermatologist?

The answer to the question depends on the extent of training in dermatology and the individual physician’s comfort level in dealing with skin diseases.  Currently, the definition of “primary care providers” includes family practitioners, internists, pediatricians, and gynecologists, but may be expanded to include nurse practitioners.  The education of U.S. medical … Continue reading

All-Natural Products in Dermatology Prescriptions

There are only a small number of all-natural products that have been rigorously tested for safety and efficacy in order to gain FDA-approval as prescription medicines.

Vitamins
Vitamin A (retinol) can be found in over-the-counter creams and cosmetics because of its mild exfoliating effects.  Vitamin A acid (tretinoin) is … Continue reading