You asked, we took action: Digital appointment reminders are here
Time is valuable and many of our patients have been asking us to remind them of appointment via email or text. This more convenient, less intrusive appointment reminder method allows them to confirm their appointments immediately, or later when they can, no matter where they are.
For your convenience and to further improve your satisfaction with SkinCare Physicians, we recently deployed the Solutionreach appointment reminder software platform. Our scheduling staff can now strategically deliver personalized reminders of upcoming appointments based on your personal preference for email, text or phone call. You then can easily confirm your upcoming appointments via email and text, and/or call the practice to reschedule if the appointment time reserved for you no longer suits you.
Do not fret, you can still receive your tried and true reminder phone call from Manny, the most famous voice at SkinCare Physicians! Simply request a reminder from Manny, and you will receive a phone call five days prior to your appointment’s date.
Katie Brodt, FNP-BC lectures nurses on skin disorders
Earlier this week, SkinCare Physicians’ family nurse practitioner, Katie Brodt, gave a lecture on “Disorders of the Skin: What Nurses Need to Know” at the 12th annual Clinical Nursing Conference organized by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Her talk was part of a continuing nursing education program.
Katie provided her enthusiastic audience with essential information about widespread skin conditions, including psoriasis, rashes, acne and rosacea, that she treats daily. She also gave a fascinating overview of skin cancers – melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma – and discussed detection and treatments. She finally shared her expertise on the latest advancements in cosmetic treatments.
If you missed her well-received presentation, do not worry! She is scheduled to give another course next December for the Cape region.
Is your screen time aging your skin?
SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Robin Travers talked to Boston 25 Morning News about the effect of high-energy visible or “HEV” light from screens and devices on the aging process of the skin. Dr. Travers shares what is known about this light now, and a few ways we can protect ourselves. The average American looks at their phone 46 times a day, and that number doubles for millennials! Over-exposure to screen light may be prematurely aging our skin. Watch her interview.
ASLMS 2017: An inspiring conference
Last weekend, many doctors from SkinCare Physicians participated to the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference, Laser 2017, in San Diego, California. They were Drs. Arndt, Dover, Kaminer, Morton, Sikora, and Rohrer, our three fellows Drs. Ibrahim, Haimovic and Lee, and our research staff, Kathleen Petrell, Joanna Depina and Sarah Ionta. Most participated as directors and faculty in courses and plenary sessions, research presentations and scientific advisory board meetings.
Examples of topics addressed by SkinCare Physicians’ dermatologists included:
Non-invasive body contouring.
Neck tightening & submandibular fat reduction
Combo of fractional lasers and drugs for rejuvenation.
Attracting patients and keeping them.
Accelerated tattoo removal facilitated with acoustic wave device.
Top 10 laser/light/energy complications.
Among those who played a prominent part at Laser 2017, were an incredible number of former SkinCare Physicians Fellows many of whom are shown in the photos. These dermatologists were trained at SkinCare Physicians and now practice throughout the US.
This year, Dr. Jeffrey Dover also received a Presidential Citation in appreciation of his fundraising leadership, which allowed enhancements to the 2017 program and scholarship funding for ASLMS members in need.
SkinCare Physicians’ RNs present miraDry project
SkinCare Physicians’ registered nurses (RN), Colleen Gaffney, Sheila Taldon and Stefania Ruscito presented the results from their miraDry Quality Improvement Project at the Dermatology Nurses Association’s 2017 Annual Convention in Orlando. Our three RNs are trained in the use of miraDry, a treatment for excessive underarm sweating, also called axillary hyperhidrosis. Their goal was to study patient satisfaction with and effectiveness of the miraDry non-invasive procedure. Congratulations to our talented nurses!
Dr. Nicole Lee presents trial results of new therapy for Keratosis Pilaris
Congratulations to SkinCare Physicians’ Fellow, Nicole Lee, whose late breaking research abstract was one the 40 selected, out of 180 submissions, to be presented at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 2017 annual meeting! She shared the clinical trial results of a novel topical therapy with Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria for Keratosis Pilaris. Keratosis Pilaris is a common and harmless condition which appears as tiny bumps on the skin. The clinical trial was a collaboration between SkinCare Physicians and AOBiome, the company behind the new treatment. Here she is with Spiros Jamas just before her presentation at AAD last week in Florida.
Dr. Kaminer’s eHealth Radio interview on Cellfina for cellulite
Last week, Skincare Physicians’ Dr. Michael Kaminer was the guest of Eric Michaels on eHealth Radio and the Dermatology Channel. He discussed Cellfina, a treatment for cellulite, and answered the following:
What is cellulite?
How can cellulite be treated?
Who is the ideal candidate for Cellfina?
How does Cellfina work?
Based on the patients treated, how long does it take to see results after the Cellfina treatment?
How long will the Cellfina results last?
Listen to the interview:
Drs. Sikora and Kaminer lectured at Hawaii Dermatology Seminar
SkinCare Physicians’ Drs. Brooke Sikora and Michael Kaminer attended the 41st Hawaii Dermatology Seminar organized by the Skin Disease Education Foundation, where they lectured on various fascinating dermatology topics.
Dr. Sikora gave terrific talks and expert advice on Botox and how to successfully incorporate cosmeceuticals into practice.
Dr. Kaminer, who was the co-chair of the Aesthetic and Procedural Dermatology sessions, participated to a great panel on pearls from the masters-fillers & toxins cases, skillfully moderated a live filler injection session, and gave a captivating talk on the latest tattoo treatments. More on the conference
Our aesthetician loves SkinMedica Retinol Complex
Meredith, one of SkinCare Physicians’ aestheticians, highly recommends to all her clients that they use a retinol in their beauty regimen. As part of our product video series, she shares her favorite retinol product: SkinMedica Retinol Complex. Her video reveals why she loves this unique retinol.
SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Thomas Rohrer becomes President of the ASDS
Dr. Rohrer with his wife at ASDS President’s dinner
SkinCare Physicians is very proud to announce that Dr. Thomas Rohrer was inaugurated President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). Founded in 1970, the ASDS and its nearly 6,100 members are at the forefront of the development of dermatologic surgery for skin cancer – Mohs’ micrographic surgery and reconstruction – and are pioneers in the field. These dermatologic surgeons are also recognized as leaders in the field of cosmetic and medically necessary skin surgery.
ASDS members not only lead the field of specialists in the treatment of skin cancer, but many also are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular anti-aging treatments to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that tighten skin and remove blemishes, hair and fat. Dermatologic surgeons also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease.
Dr. Rohrer’s long-standing relationship with the society, and his role in advancing the specialty of dermatologic surgery, particularly Mohs’ microscopically controlled surgery and reconstruction, have earned him a reputation as a leader in his field. “I will passionately fight for strong advocacy for all aspects of dermatology and dermatologic surgery on both the national and state level,” Dr. Rohrer said. “We must align with other organizations both within and outside of dermatology. We will be far more successful being proactive than reactive.”
Along with three of his colleagues, Dr. Rohrer oversees SkinCare Physicians’ Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship program which is accredited by the ASDS. He also trains one fellow more extensively in Mohs surgery under the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship program which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Dr. Rohrer is the second SkinCare Physicians’ dermatologist after Dr. Jeffrey Dover to lead the ASDS.
Our team of renowned physicians and experienced support staff is committed to excellence in medical skin care and cosmetic procedures with a patient-centered focus for women and men in the greater Boston area and beyond.