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A Bit More Healthy 11
Just because you’re sick doesn’t mean you need to remain undercover.
EPATIENT ClinicalPosters has opened an online store for imprinted e-Patient apparel and drinkware in dozens of styles. First and foremost, you'll want to wear this imprinted apparel on doctor visits.
How do you prepare for a dermatology appointment?
DERMATOLOGY When you wake up in the morning, you take care of some necessary business which includes washing your face and perhaps shampooing your scalp. If you have seborrhea dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema, the ritual may include skin exfoliation and application of prescribed creams.
Despite workload, doctors are not too busy for e-Patients.
EPATIENT With a roster of 6–10 patients per hour, doctors have just a few minutes to assess a situation and develop a plan of action – be it referral, lab work or prescription. This leaves little time for patients to express concerns.
Patients fear visiting doctor’s office even when they suspect life-threatening illness.
EPATIENT What's your reason for not visiting a doctor regularly. Chances are high the answer will involve the word, fear. Who is at fault? Is it the doctor or the patient? What can be done to remove apprehension?
Skin is a window to the soul
DERMATOLOGY Common cutaneous disorders may be benign or be an outward manifestation of an internal or systemic disease. A patient noticed the sudden onset of painful, erythematous lesions on her forehead. This turned out to be more than a dermatological concern.