Partner of the Month: Skin of Color Society

Commemorating Black History Month: Historymakers and Mentors in Skin of Color Dermatology Written by Skin of Color Society This year’s Black History Month (BHM) focuses on family as its theme, exploring perspectives on Representation, Identity and Diversity, according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black …

Most Common Diagnoses and Procedures in Dermatology

Now estimated to affect 1 in 3 Americans at any given time, skin disease is continuing to rise in prevalence leading to an increasing number of skin-related healthcare visits – approximately half of all of these are to non-dermatologist practitioners, such as pediatricians, internists, and primary care physicians (PCPs). Often, the conditions that patients present …

Addressing Racial Disparities in Dermatologic Care

As recent events have evidenced, racial disparities permeate the healthcare system adversely affecting minority patient populations across specialties. Inequities can be detected in the practice of dermatology as well, where access to care and therapeutic options remain limited especially when compared to that available to White patients. In addition to these factors, there is a …

Pediatric Dermatology: Treating Pediatric Patients of Color 

With children of color, or individuals with Fitzpatrick skin types III to VI, representing a large portion of the pediatric population, it is critical for healthcare professionals to be aware of and recognize the unique clinical presentations and challenges affecting this growing demographic. Although the majority of dermatologic disorders can occur in patients of all …