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Daniel Ladd, DO, FAOCD
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Dr. Daniel Ladd, is the Medical Director and Founder of Tru-Skin™ Dermatology in Austin, Texas. He earned his BA from the University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from Des Moines University in 1999. He completed his dermatology residency at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri in conjunction with the Dermatology Institute of North Texas in 2004. In addition to being board-certified in general and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Ladd is also board-certified in Mohs micrographic surgery. He currently serves as a trustee for the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and is Past President of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, District 7. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons and the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, as well as a Member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Ladd is a lifetime member of the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Amonette Circle, an elite group of the country’s foremost dermatologists and Mohs surgeons who have made a commitment to skin cancer education and prevention.

What’s New in Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.  It is a persistent, long-lasting (chronic) disease and is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.  As a result of attending Spring 2015 AOCD

Objectives:

  1. Help attendees increase knowledge regarding psoriasis as treatment options are expanding.
  2. Discuss the treatment of psoriasis and related disorders with biologic therapies.
  3. Define appropriate outcome measures for the optimal follow-up of patients with psoriasis.

Needs:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment
  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  3. Availability of new medication(s) or indication(s)
  4. Development of new technology
  5. Advances in medical knowledge

References:

http://www.practicingclinicians.com/2011hs2/pdf/psoriasis.pdf

Core Competencies: 2, 3, 6

 

Dermatology Practice Pearls

Dermatologists are in clinical practice daily, these pearls should improve patient outcomes.  This lecture will help physicians with clinical tips for optimizing the doctor-patient relationship and reduce poor outcomes and misunderstandings.

Objectives:

  1. Help dermatologists improve patient relationships
  2. Help dermatologists manage and prevent side effects when using various medications
  3. Help dermatologists understand how patients experience healthcare delivery

Needs:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment
  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  3. Availability of new medication(s) or indication(s)
  4. Advances in medical knowledge

References:

Akamine KL, et al. “Trends in Sunscreen Recommendation Among US Physicians.” JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Jan;150(1):51-5. Doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.4741.

Lapolla W, et al. “Incidence of Postherpetic Neuralgia after Combination Treatment with Gabapentin and Valacyclovir in Patients with Acute Herpes Zoster: Open Label Study.” Arch. Dermatol. 2011 Aug;147(8):901.

Core Competencies: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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