“With Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice, I may be putting my Skin Clinic out of business. If the family doctors buy our book and DVD they won’t have to refer to me anymore!” -Richard Usatine, MD
It has taken me 20 years to get to the point where I am an expert in dermatologic procedures. If I had had Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice when I was a resident, it would have been incredibly useful. I had to learn so much of this on my own and through working with dermatologists and plastic surgeons, but now it’s all available in one resource. My practice is almost exclusively a referral practice, so family doctors send their patients to me. With Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice, I could be putting my Skin Clinic out of business. If the family doctors buy our book and DVD they won’t have to refer to me anymore!
The work that I do on a daily basis — cutting and sewing and taking care of my patients in my skin clinic —has allowed me to create images and text for the Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice. The book also has photographs and text from excellent contributors. I’m proud that the book and DVD are now available for doctors and other healthcare professionals who do dermatology procedures, including physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, and dermatologists in training. There are so many people who can benefit from this book.
I’m very excited about the iPad and iPhone app. Many of the young doctors have grown up with technology and they just like material electronically. For those folks, the app is a real winner. For people who still like to feel the book and watch a DVD, the book and DVD combination is a wonderful resource. I love having my applications on my iPhone where I can use them to teach my students, residents, and patients. The app is great because right before you do a procedure, you can pull up information about the procedure, look at the text, click on the video, and two minutes later do the procedure feeling well-informed and confident that you will do a good job for your patients.
Dr. Richard Usatine is a Professor of Dermatology and Medical Director of a University Health System Skin Clinic in San Antonio. He is also a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA). He is lead author of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice.
Dr. Usatine is the founder and medical director of the University Health System Skin Clinic in San Antonio, which provides underserved patients access to medical and surgical care for their dermatological needs. He also directs the only underserved dermatology fellowship for family physicians in the US. Among his numerous honors and awards is the 2000 Humanism in Medicine Education award, presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges. He received the UTHSCSA Family Medicine Residency Faculty Recognition Award in 2004 and the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006.