Dermatology Procedure for the Primary Care Practice
Primary care physicians should consider applying dermatology procedures to their practice. Instead of referring patients elsewhere, physicians with the right training are able add dermatology treatments to their existing practice. It is more convenient for the patient and more financially convenient for the physician. The Dermatology training program offers hands-on training so that attendees are able to comfortably start treating their patients upon completion of the program. Similar to our other aesthetic courses, this program is designated for medical professionals seeking to enhance their practice and earn extra income. There are new methods pertaining to dermatological procedures that help foster quicker dermatology evaluation and treatment with little scarring. By attending this program, you will learn to apply these procedures and gain the satisfaction of your patients.
The course goes over treatments and techniques such as cryosurgery, modern electro-surgery, biopsy techniques and basic suturing principles. Attendees will also be taught how to treat lipomas, seborrheics, basal cell and squamous cell cancers, melanomas, ingrown toenails, warts, cysts, actinic, skin tags, chalazions, abscesses, rashes and many other dermatological disorders. Physicians that attend the program will receive an all-around dermatology training covering a variety of issues that are commonly seen among those suffering from skin disorders. The equipment used to treat these ailments is affordable, which makes this procedure a favorable addition to any existing practice.
Dermatology Course Objectives
Upon completion of the workshop, physicians should leave feeling confident in the procedures by applying what they learned during their hands-on training. They should know how to recognize skin disorders and prescribe the necessary treatment, properly use equipment for each procedure and effectively market their newly acquired practice so that they are able to successfully provide service to their existing clients as well as new clients.
Must knows for Primary Care Dermatology Procedures
*What’s a cream, gel, lotion, ointment
Precancerous, Cancerous & Benign Skin Conditions
*Basal Cell Carcinoma
*Squamous Cell Carcinoma
*Nevi, what they are/what do I do with them?
Therapeutic & Diagnostic Tool
11:30am – 12:00pm
Sun exposure, preventative dermatology.
12:15pm – 1:00pm
Most Common Conditions associated within a General Practice setting
*Diagnostic Tools: Creating a differential diagnosis
*Therapeutic Options for Patients
*Post Care Considerations
Introduction to Radiofrequency Techniques
Advantages & Disadvantages
*Simple sutures, mattress suture, corner suture
Where do I use this stuff?
Top dermatologic conditions encountered in Primary Care setting
*Ingrown Toenails, Warts, Moles, Skin Tags, Benign Lesions,
Sebaceous Cysts, Paronychia, Chalazion, Lipomas, Seborrheic Keratosis
10:30am – 10:45am
Coding and Reimbursement Strategies
Insurance guidelines and protocols for consistent and appropriate payment.
ICD-10, CPT Coding
11:45am – 12:00pm
Questions & Answers
Lunch (on your own)
Traditional Therapies: Topicals, oral medications and Exfoliation Therapies (i.e. medical grade peels, levulonic acid, amino-levulonic acid-ALA)
Treating P. Acnes with light/Targeting the sebaceous gland with light including preferred wavelengths and device types including protocols, contraindications, and resolving adverse events.
3:30pm – 3:45pm
Acne Scars: Different types of scars, traditional treatments, mechanical treatments (micro needling), surgical options (i.e. subcission), light energy based treatments including RF, Fractional CO2, and Fractional ER-Yag laser options.
Our PHYSICIAN TRAINERS AND SPECIALISTS are highly credentialed in Aesthetics, Anti Aging, Medicine, Pain Management, and Surgery. The AAOPM has worked with these instructors for many years and we are happy with the positive feedback we continue to receive from our graduates. Here are a few of our trainers, they are not our only instructors, please visit the faculty page for a more complete list along with more information on our instructor’s credentials.