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Hospital Dermatology: Skin Conditions seen as a Consultant

Hospital dermatology is very different from what we see in clinic, and this week marks the end of my last weeknight /weekend call, hooray! For the nonmedical folk, “call” means we are on call as a consultant for any skin-related issues that arise in emergency room (ER) or hospitalized patients. For one calendar year we as […] Read more…

National Psoriasis Foundation Resident Meeting

National Psoriasis Foundation Resident’s Meeting

This past weekend I was in Philly attending the annual Resident’s Meeting with the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), a non profit organization whose mission is to “drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.” I haven’t been to any resident specific conferences before, so I didn’t know what to expect, but […] Read more…

Mohs micrographic surgery

Dermatology Mohs Micrographic Surgery

I’m actually on vacation this week in California with my family (check out my snapchat TeawithMD to follow along on our road trip to Muir Woods and Sonoma), but last week was my first experience rotating through the Mohs Micrographic Surgery service, and since it is such a special and unique subspecialty within dermatology, I wanted […] Read more…


From Stolen Teen Bride to My Role Model

My grandmother on my father’s side passed away on Sunday. She was my last remaining grandparent and had been diagnosed with kidney cancer with metastases to the lungs. The amazing thing was that she was diagnosed more than three years ago, and she beat all of the odds and continued living, treated with new drugs […] Read more…

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“Killer Tan” PSA warns about melanoma risk

Unsuspecting New Yorkers walked into Vitamin Sun expecting to get a tan during a frigid winter month, but instead, were surprised with funerals…their funerals. This PSA is sponsored by Mollie’s Fund, a nonprofit organization promoting melanoma awareness and prevention, set up in honor of Mollie Biggane, a girl who died of melanoma at the age of 20. A […] Read more…


Cheatsheet to Women’s Health

With all the health and screening guidelines changing every year, it’s no wonder that women find themselves confused. How often do you need to see a doctor and what tests do you need? Read on for the most current recommendations: 18 to 39 Yearly Chlamydia/Gonorrhea screening through age 24 and after that, as needed Get tested for […] Read more…

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