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[WEBINAR] Do you know how to set up a fair and transparent business ownership structure that considers your lifestyle and changes in your circumstances? In the webinar below, our CEO Paul Elmslie explains the key elements you need in order to support a thriving business partnership, with detailed models to assist you with fluid communication, making joint decisions, and agreeing on an exit strategy. [40 mins] Continue reading “[WEBINAR] How to set up a successful practice ownership structure”
[WEBINAR] Do you know how to recruit and retain the right staff for your medical practice? As employees are your most valuable asset that will push your business towards growth and success, it is important to find a talented and motivated workforce and terminate the under-performers in a timely manner.
The most widely used topical agents for the field-based treatment of multiple actinic keratoses are 5-fluorouracil and imiquimod. Their comparative effectiveness was assessed in a real-world community-based cohort study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
The study compared the effectiveness of 5-fluorouracil and imiquimod in reducing risk for subsequent actinic keratoses. It identified 5,700 adults in the US who had an actinic keratosis diagnosed in 2007 and who subsequently filled a prescription for 5-fluorouracil or imiquimod. Researchers followed subjects for subsequent actinic keratoses and estimated the two-year (short-term) and five-year (long-term) differences in cumulative risk.
Pityriasis rosea is a skin rash that sometimes begins as a large spot on the chest, abdomen or back, followed by a pattern of smaller lesions. It is a self-limiting exanthematous disease associated with human herpesvirus (HHV)-6 and/or HHV-7 reactivation. In pregnant women, the condition may be associated with pregnancy complications. Continue reading “Pityriasis rosea during pegnancy”
Did you know an under-active thyroid during pregnancy carries increased risks for both the mother and the baby, including diabetes, hypertension and even miscarriage? Watch the five-minute video below to learn more about managing hypothyroidism in pregnancy. Continue reading “Managing pregnancy-related hypothyroidism in your practice”
Are adults with atopic dermatitis (eczema) at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease? A matched cohort study undertaken in the UK looked at this topic, and also investigated whether the risk varies by eczema severity and condition activity over time. Continue reading “Are eczema patients at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease?”
Do you want a quick and easy refresher on all topics relevant to your day-to-day practice? The GP Update course collates all the latest literature and current guidelines pertinent to primary care into an easy-to-digest format, bringing you up to speed in just one day! Continue reading “GP Update: Bringing GPs up to speed in one day!”
Despite being regarded as an easy-to-treat disease, gout diagnosis and management can be challenging for primary care practitioners. A review published recently in the Current Medical Research and Opinion journal discussed current issues in gout management and proposed some potential solutions. Continue reading “How to manage gout in everyday clinical practice”
This report was prepared by Dr Ibrahima Traoré of Conakry, based in Guinea, who completed the General Dermatology course through the HealthCert Doctors for Development Scholarship. The program was established to provide access to quality education in the areas of skin cancer medicine and general dermatology for physicians who practise in the world’s least developed countries. To learn more about the scholarship, please click here.
Guinea is an underdeveloped country where more than half of the population lives on less than $1 a day. Difficulties encountered in the health system include errors in the diagnosis of diseases, a lack of training, low standard of living among patients, and a lack of information in the community about diseases. Diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes occupy most of the consultations in health centres and university hospitals. Continue reading “HealthCert Doctors for Development Scholarship: Dr Traoré improving patient outcomes in Guinea”
Do you know how to turn a dissatisfied patient into a happy patient? In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we shared the best approaches for turning dissatisfied patients into happy ones, with tips on how you can measure the NPS score of your practice. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Do you know how to turn a dissatisfied patient into a happy patient?”