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Dermatology Procedures Training for the Primary Care Practice

Our Dermatology program will provide you with enough hands on experience to start treating these patients yourselves and add an extra revenue stream to your practice.

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We Provide Dermatology Training Course for Physicians

Primary Care Physicians often refer patients for dermatological procedures, which they can perform themselves in the office setting. Patients expect their physician to care for many of the skin problems they present with. New techniques allow faster evaluation and treatment with less scarring.

Primary Care Physicians are increasingly becoming interested in learning to perform many of the Dermatology procedures, due to the high demand from their patients and the additional revenue these procedures can create. In addition to the quantity of patients requesting this service, Dermatological procedures can create a significant financial impact on a medical practice.

Dermatology TrainingThe Dermatology program is a Hand-On Workshop and is taught by a Board Certified Dermatologist who is a dynamic speaker and has exceptional surgical skills. He will simplify how you learn many of these new procedures and help you gain a comfort level performing them as well. The course covers cryosurgery, radiofrequency excision, modern electrosurgery, biopsy techniques, and basic suturing principles. Specific treatments for lipomas, seborrheics, basal cell and squamous cell cancers, melanomas, ingrown toenails, warts, cysts, actinics, skin tags, chalazions, abscesses and many others. Cryosurgery techniques include liquid nitrogen, nitrous oxide, and hand-held cryosurgery units, learn how to treat the most common skin disorders using these modalities. You will learn to perform all types of skin biopsy: punch, shave, curettement, and excision. The equipment you will use is readily affordable.

The Dermatology Training Program will allow physicians to properly identify pre-cancerous, cancerous, and benign lesions. Identification of the various forms of skin cancer; Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanomas, and other cutaneous malignancies, cutaneous malignancies, cutaneous manifestations of internal malignancy including procedural treatment options such as curettage, desiccation, excisional removal, electrodessication, cryosurgery, Imiquod and photodynamic therapies for various lesions.  Review standard of care and  treatment options for Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Melonoma, and moles. 

In addition, you will learn as part of the hands-on training essential surgical skills for Primary Care Dermatological procedures, instruments, biopsy techniques, incisional, suturing, hemostasis, and spcialized procedures such as ingrown toenails, intralesional injections, and electrodessication and curettage. Other therapeutic and diagnostic tools are taught including punch and scalpel biopsies, fusi-form excision, radio frequency surgery, electrocautery, and cryosurgery and the application and use for each of these therapeutic forms.

Included in this 2-Day comprehensive course is a special section on the (40) Most Common Dermatological Conditions encountered in a Primary Care setting including other various treatment options (conventional pharmacologics and other interventional procedures.  Sun exposure and preventative dermatology including hyperpigmentation and hypertrophic scarring including techniques and therapeutic tools (i.e. chemical peels, laser light energies).  P. Acnes and control protocols for moderate and severe acnes are discussed in detail as well as a variety of therapeutic options for patients.

This is a comprehensive program that covers a variety of common problems that you can treat yourself, and many others you never thought you would treat i.e. most skin lesions, epilation, ingrown toenails, telangiectasias of the face, and more.  Numerous case studies are presented within the program including pathologies and the use of dermatoscope (magnification) for proper diagnosis.

Objectives for Dermatology Procedure Training Workshop

Upon Completion of this program, the physician should be able to:

  1. Dermatology Training ProgramGain proficiency during the Hands-On  sessions and perform the various dermatology procedures that can be utilized in an outpatient setting: cryosurgery, electrosurgery, biopsy and excision with repair.
  2. Learn to recognize the numerous skin lesions that can be treated surgically, in a primary care setting.
  3. Correctly utilize the various types of equipment needed to perform each dermatological procedure.
  4. Learn specific methods to ensure consistent and appropriate reimbursement for each procedure.
  5. Learn specific methods to market your new dermatology service to new and existing patients.

Dermatology Agenda

Day 1

8:00am--8:30am
Registration

8:30am--9:30am
Must knows for Primary Care Dermatology Procedures
*Skin Anatomy
*Dermatologic Terms
*What’s a cream, gel, lotion, ointment

9:30am--10:30am
Precancerous, Cancerous & Benign Skin Conditions
*Melanoma
*Basal Cell Carcinoma
*Squamous Cell Carcinoma
*Actinic Keratosis
*Nevi, what they are/what do I do with them?

10:30am—10:45am
Break

10:45am—11:30am
Therapeutic & Diagnostic Tool
*Biopsy Techniques
*Cryotherapy

11:30am – 12:00pm
Sun exposure, preventative dermatology.

12:15pm – 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00pm—3:00pm
Most Common Conditions associated within a General Practice setting
*Identification
*Diagnostic Tools: Creating a differential diagnosis
*Therapeutic Options for Patients
*Post Care Considerations

3:00pm—3:15pm
Break

3:15pm--4:00pm
Introduction to Radiofrequency Techniques
*Biopsy
*Excision
*Ablation
*Cautery
Advantages & Disadvantages

4:00pm--5:00pm
Hands-On Cryotherapy
Surgery Techniques
*Simple sutures, mattress suture, corner suture

Day 2

8:00am--8:30am
Registration

8:30am--10:30am
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
Break

10:45am--11:45am
Coding and Reimbursement Strategies
Insurance guidelines and protocols for consistent and appropriate payment.
ICD-10, CPT Coding

11:45am – 12:00pm
Questions & Answers

12:00pm--1:00 pm
Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm--2:00pm
Traditional Therapies: Topicals, oral medications and Exfoliation Therapies (i.e. medical grade peels, levulonic acid, amino-levulonic acid-ALA)

2:00pm--3:00pm
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
Break

3:45pm--5:00pm
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.

 

Hands-On Training: Unlike some seminars, our programs are not demonstration only. In fact, attendees are expected and required to perform procedures under the direct supervision of a qualified physician instructor in order to receive their certification. The afternoon session is reserved for intensive hands on training, where our instructors will be carefully monitoring your technique and style of injecting to help improve on your skills.

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