Volume 11 - Issue 6 - June 2003

I s dermatology today being drawn into two distinct camps? If so, the battle lines might be drawn this way: On one side sits a growing army of cosmetic/surgical dermatologists armed with lasers, Botox injections, and a cadre of patients happy to pay for their procedures. On the other, medical dermatologists provide traditional therapies to patients and wait for reimbursement from managed care plans. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at whether dermatology is splitting into two distinct parts. Armed with this information, you can decide what — if any — changes to make in your practi