Diagnosing Dermatology in Primary Care - 2024/04/16

Early Bird Ends 03/16/2024

Livestream Schedule: 8:00am - 4pm
Contact Hours: 6 (0 Rx)
Presenter: Dr. Margaret Bobonich

The program will delve into the following topics:

An Algorithmic?Approach to Diagnosing Skin Rashes

Accurately assessing and diagnosing skin lesions is the biggest challenge in dermatology. You must get the right diagnosis at the outset before you can initiate the appropriate therapy. Failure to recognize malignant lesions or high risk skin conditions can result in poor patient outcomes. An algorithmic approach to diagnosing skin lesions enables clinicians to build a strong differential and improved diagnostic accuracy.  


Bumps and Lumps! Diagnosing Benign and Malignant Tumors

?Patients complain of "bumps" on their skin all the time! Its up to the clinician to determine if the are likely benign or malignant. Once you assess these lesions and complete your differential diagnoses, then you have to TREAT them. This session will review benign vs malignant lesions, appropriate diagnostic tests, and treatments or procedures that primary care providers can perform. Billing and coding will also be included as there is potential revenue generating procedures associated with these lesions.  


Blistering Questions: Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Conditions that Present as Blisters

?Patients presenting with vesicles and blisters may have underlying infections, immune-mediated diseases, or traumatic events. Diagnostic accuracy is key to?early?recognition of emergent conditions like Stevens-Johnson symptoms from less urgent drug eruption and skin infections. The correct diagnosis and prompt treatment for these patients is critical. Do you know the difference?


Nailing the Diagnosis without Pulling Out your Hair

?Hair and nail disorders are very common and often an add-on complaint by patients visiting their primary care providers. Patients think these are a simple fix but they are not. Abnormal symptoms of hair and nails can be one of the earliest signs underlying diseases or be a natural process. Regardless of the cause, it is distressing for patients. Learn to assess, diagnose, and treat conditions like alopecia areata, hypertrichosis, and nail disorders. 


Note:  To receive a certificate of attendance for this class, full attendance is required.