dermatology

Valeant Dermatology Is Now Ortho Dermatologics

Humphries Announces Rebranding to Ortho Dermatologics

Valeant is rebranding its dermatology products under the name Ortho Dermatologics, which was acquired by Valeant in 2011. The rebranding coincides with the company’s launch of SILIQ, a biologic drug approved for the treatment of psoriasis. “The branding under Ortho Dermatologics allows us to showcase what we have as a company,” says William (Bill) Humphries, executive vice president of dermatology at Valeant. “We have more than 100 years of dermatology experience on the team now and we have a portfolio of dermatology products that, I think, is unrivaled in the industry.”

Valeant Announces New Leadership Team

Valeant Dermatology has introduced a new senior leadership team, led by Bill Humphries, executive vice president and group chairman. The senior team includes Michael McMyne, vice president of sales; Stacey Williams, vice president of marketing; Charles Hahn, vice president of professional and specialty development; Ed Shupenus, executive director of marketing operations; and Steve Kreider, executive director of sales and marketing for SILIQ (brodalumab) injection for subcutaneous use.

Sebacia Completes Enrollment in Pivotal U.S. Clinical Trial for Severe Acne

Sebacia has announced completion of enrollment in the U.S. randomized pivotal clinical trial investigating the use of the Sebacia Acne Treatment System, an investigational device that combines gold microparticles and laser energy to target acne. The gold microparticles are designed to be used with existing dermatologic lasers to heat the sebaceous glands and follicles.

Bio-Oil Releases Documentary to Support Burn Victims

Bio Oil Releases Documentary on Burn Victims

Bio-Oil, makers of Bio-Oil moisturizing oil for scars, stretch marks and aging skin, has released a burn survivor documentary to help raise money to support the Phoenix Society, the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individual’s affected by burn injuries. Every time the video is shared, Bio-Oil will donate $1 on behalf of the brand (up to $25,000) to the Phoenix Society. The check will be presented during the World Burn Congress taking place October 21-24.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD: A Drive for Innovation

Unimpressed with where academia was taking him, Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, created his own path to success.
A Drive for Innovation

When you enter the offices of the Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick, Groff & Fabi Cosmetic Laser Dermatology Center in San Diego, California, you will be greeted with smiles from both patients and staff—and it’s not just because managing partner Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, treats his staff of 46 to a Hawaiian vacation every other year, or because he offers free pediatric scar treatment. “It goes back to the very beginning of why I wanted to become a doctor. I just really love helping people, and I love it when patients are happy,” he says.

AAD Responds to Scope of Practice Concerns

AAD Responds to Scope of Practice Concerns

In response to the JAMA Dermatology article “Scope of Practice Procedures Independently Billed by Mid-Level Providers in the Office Setting” released online on August 11, 2014, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has reiterated its position in support of a physician-led care team approach to patient care.

This article studied billing practices of nurse practitioners and physician assistants over a one-year period and suggests that these providers may be performing certain invasive and/or complex procedures without the on-site involvement of a physician.

Amy Derick, MD: True Calling

Amy Derick, MD, owns two successful dermatology practices and is preparing to open a third.
True Calling

For anyone who knew Amy Derick, MD, as a child, it’s no surprise that she wound up in the medical field as one of Illinois’ leading dermatologists. In fact, one needs to only look at the framed photo of her and her grandmother—both wearing nurses outfits—that hangs in her home office. “I was just 5 years old in this picture,” Dr. Derick says. “My grandmother was a nurse, and my mom encouraged me to go to the hospital to see what she was doing.”

Combating Burnout

Medical professionals experience burnout at a higher rate than any other group. But there are steps you can take to prevent and reverse the symptoms.
Combating Burnout

Years before he opened his successful, 40-person-staff private practice in Minnesota, Charles Crutchfield III, MD, experienced a challenging period that, if left unmanaged, could have ended his career in medicine. Practicing with a group of 14 other dermatologists, he had virtually no support staff and was becoming bogged down with mundane, repetitive tasks like filling out prescriptions and doing charts, in addition to seeing patients. It was affecting his morale and making him wonder if there was a better way.But then he had an epiphany.