Business InsightSkin care: medical or aesthetic?When someone hears words'dermatology practice', the first hint intheir mind is Botox and beautiful skinNo wonder; this is exactly what one canfind in every magazine or commercial.Thus, there is a massive assumption thatall dermatologist focus on the process ofbeautifying patients' skin through variouslaser and injections, making patients lookyounger and more attractive.1 have nothing against any of thebeautifying concepts but it would beharmful to the specialty to limit its actionsto just aesthetics. It is actually much morethan that and it serves much moresignificant purpose. Treatments of skinfrom medical point of view are not onlymedically recommended but they are lifesaving processes like any other specialtyArlington Dermatology has never beenand will not be an aesthetic practice. WeAs diversified as our staff is, we want ourdo deliver some cosmetic services but they practice community to be diverse and stillare not the main focus and theyconstitute less than 5% of our dailyactivities. Our purpose is medicaltreatment of skin disorders, both suddenand acute as well as chronic, and ourfocus has been on serving our communityMore than fifty percent of our patients areseniors with Medicare, the other part isequally divided between private insurancepatients, underinsured, and uninsuredpatients. There is no easy cash flow in ourpractice like in the most cosmetic orienteddermatologic offices. We have to workvery hard in all aspects of operations,including efficiency of appointments, longdays, weekends, insurance billing andcompliance, and most of all the quality ofwhat we do. That quality is probably themost critical issue that distinguishes usfrom large, corporate-like practices. Ourpatients get recognized by their firstnames. We remember their familyproblems and their medical histories. Wealways seek the best options for theirtreatments, considering their time, work,and financial limitations.Arlington Dermatology created itsenvironment to make everyonecomfortablecomfortable in our walls. 1If you are lookingfor a stiff doctor with a white shirt and atie every day, we are not the place. 1 wearscrubs as my medical assistants, and I ama dude' for all my patients. This approachto medicine makes me feel closer to mypatients and their problems, helps themopen about the medical issues they comewith, and it in no way diminishes myprofessional knowledge or medicalexpertise. Contrary, I spend every minute ofmy free time in the office on learning andreading, mostly the research projects, inorder to always be in avant-garde of thenewest clinical options.I recently read a very sad article by anolder, soon retiring medical dermatologistwho has a very difficult time to find apartner to his practice who eventuallycould take over the clinic. Why? Hepractices the very same medicaldermatology and no cosmetic services andthus, cannot offer a high salary to the newassociate. I reflected on this article for along while and concluded one thing: I amhappy I am not retiring any time soon.would have exactly the same problem.Michael Bukhalo, MDArlington Dermatology5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008Tel. 847 392 5440 www.arlingtondermatology.net Business Insight Skin care: medical or aesthetic? When someone hears words 'dermatology practice', the first hint in their mind is Botox and beautiful skin No wonder; this is exactly what one can find in every magazine or commercial. Thus, there is a massive assumption that all dermatologist focus on the process of beautifying patients' skin through various laser and injections, making patients look younger and more attractive. 1 have nothing against any of the beautifying concepts but it would be harmful to the specialty to limit its actions to just aesthetics. It is actually much more than that and it serves much more significant purpose. Treatments of skin from medical point of view are not only medically recommended but they are life saving processes like any other specialty Arlington Dermatology has never been and will not be an aesthetic practice. We As diversified as our staff is, we want our do deliver some cosmetic services but they practice community to be diverse and still are not the main focus and they constitute less than 5% of our daily activities. Our purpose is medical treatment of skin disorders, both sudden and acute as well as chronic, and our focus has been on serving our community More than fifty percent of our patients are seniors with Medicare, the other part is equally divided between private insurance patients, underinsured, and uninsured patients. There is no easy cash flow in our practice like in the most cosmetic oriented dermatologic offices. We have to work very hard in all aspects of operations, including efficiency of appointments, long days, weekends, insurance billing and compliance, and most of all the quality of what we do. That quality is probably the most critical issue that distinguishes us from large, corporate-like practices. Our patients get recognized by their first names. We remember their family problems and their medical histories. We always seek the best options for their treatments, considering their time, work, and financial limitations. Arlington Dermatology created its environment to make everyone comfortable comfortable in our walls. 1If you are looking for a stiff doctor with a white shirt and a tie every day, we are not the place. 1 wear scrubs as my medical assistants, and I am a dude' for all my patients. This approach to medicine makes me feel closer to my patients and their problems, helps them open about the medical issues they come with, and it in no way diminishes my professional knowledge or medical expertise. Contrary, I spend every minute of my free time in the office on learning and reading, mostly the research projects, in order to always be in avant-garde of the newest clinical options. I recently read a very sad article by an older, soon retiring medical dermatologist who has a very difficult time to find a partner to his practice who eventually could take over the clinic. Why? He practices the very same medical dermatology and no cosmetic services and thus, cannot offer a high salary to the new associate. I reflected on this article for a long while and concluded one thing: I am happy I am not retiring any time soon. would have exactly the same problem. Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 www.arlingtondermatology.net

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Business Insight Skin care: medical or aesthetic? When someone hears words 'dermatology practice', the first hint in their mind is Botox and beautiful skin No wonder; this is exactly what one can find in every magazine or commercial. Thus, there is a massive assumption that all dermatologist focus on the process of beautifying patients' skin through various laser and injections, making patients look younger and more attractive. 1 have nothing against any of the beautifying concepts but it would be harmful to the specialty to limit its actions to just aesthetics. It is actually much more than that and it serves much more significant purpose. Treatments of skin from medical point of view are not only medically recommended but they are life saving processes like any other specialty Arlington Dermatology has never been and will not be an aesthetic practice. We As diversified as our staff is, we want our do deliver some cosmetic services but they practice community to be diverse and still are not the main focus and they constitute less than 5% of our daily activities. Our purpose is medical treatment of skin disorders, both sudden and acute as well as chronic, and our focus has been on serving our community More than fifty percent of our patients are seniors with Medicare, the other part is equally divided between private insurance patients, underinsured, and uninsured patients. There is no easy cash flow in our practice like in the most cosmetic oriented dermatologic offices. We have to work very hard in all aspects of operations, including efficiency of appointments, long days, weekends, insurance billing and compliance, and most of all the quality of what we do. That quality is probably the most critical issue that distinguishes us from large, corporate-like practices. Our patients get recognized by their first names. We remember their family problems and their medical histories. We always seek the best options for their treatments, considering their time, work, and financial limitations. Arlington Dermatology created its environment to make everyone comfortable comfortable in our walls. 1If you are looking for a stiff doctor with a white shirt and a tie every day, we are not the place. 1 wear scrubs as my medical assistants, and I am a dude' for all my patients. This approach to medicine makes me feel closer to my patients and their problems, helps them open about the medical issues they come with, and it in no way diminishes my professional knowledge or medical expertise. Contrary, I spend every minute of my free time in the office on learning and reading, mostly the research projects, in order to always be in avant-garde of the newest clinical options. I recently read a very sad article by an older, soon retiring medical dermatologist who has a very difficult time to find a partner to his practice who eventually could take over the clinic. Why? He practices the very same medical dermatology and no cosmetic services and thus, cannot offer a high salary to the new associate. I reflected on this article for a long while and concluded one thing: I am happy I am not retiring any time soon. would have exactly the same problem. Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 www.arlingtondermatology.net Business Insight Skin care: medical or aesthetic? When someone hears words 'dermatology practice', the first hint in their mind is Botox and beautiful skin No wonder; this is exactly what one can find in every magazine or commercial. Thus, there is a massive assumption that all dermatologist focus on the process of beautifying patients' skin through various laser and injections, making patients look younger and more attractive. 1 have nothing against any of the beautifying concepts but it would be harmful to the specialty to limit its actions to just aesthetics. It is actually much more than that and it serves much more significant purpose. Treatments of skin from medical point of view are not only medically recommended but they are life saving processes like any other specialty Arlington Dermatology has never been and will not be an aesthetic practice. We As diversified as our staff is, we want our do deliver some cosmetic services but they practice community to be diverse and still are not the main focus and they constitute less than 5% of our daily activities. Our purpose is medical treatment of skin disorders, both sudden and acute as well as chronic, and our focus has been on serving our community More than fifty percent of our patients are seniors with Medicare, the other part is equally divided between private insurance patients, underinsured, and uninsured patients. There is no easy cash flow in our practice like in the most cosmetic oriented dermatologic offices. We have to work very hard in all aspects of operations, including efficiency of appointments, long days, weekends, insurance billing and compliance, and most of all the quality of what we do. That quality is probably the most critical issue that distinguishes us from large, corporate-like practices. Our patients get recognized by their first names. We remember their family problems and their medical histories. We always seek the best options for their treatments, considering their time, work, and financial limitations. Arlington Dermatology created its environment to make everyone comfortable comfortable in our walls. 1If you are looking for a stiff doctor with a white shirt and a tie every day, we are not the place. 1 wear scrubs as my medical assistants, and I am a dude' for all my patients. This approach to medicine makes me feel closer to my patients and their problems, helps them open about the medical issues they come with, and it in no way diminishes my professional knowledge or medical expertise. Contrary, I spend every minute of my free time in the office on learning and reading, mostly the research projects, in order to always be in avant-garde of the newest clinical options. I recently read a very sad article by an older, soon retiring medical dermatologist who has a very difficult time to find a partner to his practice who eventually could take over the clinic. Why? He practices the very same medical dermatology and no cosmetic services and thus, cannot offer a high salary to the new associate. I reflected on this article for a long while and concluded one thing: I am happy I am not retiring any time soon. would have exactly the same problem. Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 www.arlingtondermatology.net

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