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Top Restaurants? Top Doctors!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

In case you missed it, the January Issue of Los Angeles Magazine featured both Dr. Bennett and me in the SuperDoctors Dermatology list. And the Top Restaurants in LA!

I am always grateful to my colleagues for nominating us. I am also appreciative of serving on the SuperDoctors Blue Ribbon Panel, which means that I have been nominated so many times, that I get to serve as a judge myself to hone down the list. I’ve served on this panel for 3 years in a row.

Our staff also deserves a shout out for all of their hard work and dedication to patient care. We are very lucky to have such energetic, courteous and caring individuals to work with us on our team in order to take care of you.

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New laser for veins!

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Thanks for your patience while waiting to replace my beloved vascular laser. I’m here in Chicago at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery meeting doing my due diligence.

Happy to tell you it’s on it’s way! We have a list of people waiting-we expect it to arrive in November. If you’re not sure if you were put on the list, feel free to ask for my assistants to double check.

No downtime!

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Sorry for the absence!

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Sorry for not posting a blog for months. It started with my girls’ bday party planning, and somewhere it morphed into the elementary school search.

A lot of you have been asking when Verdure sunscreen will be available again. We are really sure it will be March/April 2015. Thanks for your patience.

I hope you will enjoy getting to know my new assistants Rosa and Tracy. Once again, I have made the USC and UCLA crowds happy.

Mistakenly, I was omitted by Pasadena Magazine as a Top Doctor in Dermatology this year when the issue was published. Their editors were notified of this error. Once again, you will see my name in Los Angeles magazine as a SuperDoctor this January. Thanks again to my colleagues who have bestowed Dr. Bennett and me with this honor.

A friendly reminder that I will be out of the office as usual Thanksgiving week and between Xmas and New Years. Cosmetic treatments and appointments are very popular around this time of year so plan accordingly. The Mohs surgery schedule is also filling up, so if you decide to postpone your surgery until after the holidays (not recommended for SCC or melanoma), please make careful note of the exact location of your biopsy site and take multiple pictures with your cell phone or ask your referring dermatologist to take a picture and consider a diagram.

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Pasadena Top Doctors

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Thanks again to my peers and colleagues for naming me as a Pasadena Magazine Top Doctor in Dermatology!

On another note, many of you may not know that Ancestry.com offers a DNA analysis called Ancestry DNA. There are other companies which provide the same type of service. For another $5 Promethease.com will upload that data and give you a report on some risk factors (good, bad and the unknown) for multiple medical conditions. Although there is some controversy regarding how this data can be used against you and privacy issues, I find it fascinating. If anything, I think it’s helpful to know what diseases and conditions you might be at risk for and be aware of them.

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Advice from Reader’s Digest

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

A few months ago, there was a Reader’s Digest issue with inside tips from doctors. A couple of the better ones:

“Years ago, a patient sent his slides to three different pathologists and got three different answers. I got very upset on hearing that. Now I never rely on just one pathology exam. If your doctor finds something, ask him to send your slides to a nationally recognized reference lab, not just one or two slides but the whole lot-and get a second interpretation.” Bert Vorstman, MD Coral Springs, FL

“To know which doctor is good, ask hospital employees. Their word trumps an Ivy League degree, prestigious titles and charm.” Marty Makary, MD author of Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You

Today, a Medicare patient told me her eye doctor wanted her to come back to remove a bunch of benign skin tags and seborrheic keratoses. The patient did not ask for this. Her gut told her something was off (meantime this doctor wanted her to get cataract surgery as well). I informed her today that removing benign lesions like that are medically unnecessary and if her doctor was intending to bill Medicare for that, it would be fraudulent. Needless to say, I strongly suggested she get a second opinion to find out if she really did have cataracts. She also noticed there was no exam for glaucoma.

Most doctors mean well, but some just do not. A bunch of her friends went to this same doctor. Be careful out there! Ask your doctor who they would go to. That is often your best bet, not your friends.

At the same token, I don’t think you need to get all your slides reinterpreted twice, but if you have any difficult diagnosis, you are not getting anywhere or things seem hopeless, it is best to get a second or even, third opinion.

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The Ultimate Compliment

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Thanks again to my doctor peers for putting me on the Los Angeles Magazine Super Doctors list for 6 years in a row. Respect from my peers is the ultimate compliment next to respect from my patients.

Runner up compliment from my derm peers: that I am “young and hot.” Yeah, I looked especially hot yesterday morning frantically mopping up my kid’s pee from the floor of the Westside Pavillion food court with six diapers! We got some interesting looks from various people, my fave being the blank stare of the woman behind the McDonalds counter. I couldn’t find a custodian and all I could think of was a slip and fall by peepee traumatic brain injury. Where are those “Cuidado” signs when you need them?

Runner up compliment from a patient, “You’re too pretty to be a doctor.” I forgot to ask her what should have been my calling? News anchor? KPop sensation? Really, what? And can I call her when I have a bad day? My S.O. doesn’t even say anything remotely this flattering!

But seriously, after taking off several 3 inch wide cancers just this week, and working very, very hard, things like this make my day. Malcolm Gladwell said that it takes 10,000 hours to master something. Dr. Bennett calculated that a Mohs surgeon working several days a week would take about 12 years. That makes me a master. A Mohs surgeon working once a week or once a month, well, go figure! But no one can really be a master without being a perpetual student and keeping humble so now I will sign off.

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Top Pasadena dermatologist

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Named as a Pasadena Top Doctor again in Pasadena Magazine. Thanks to my colleagues who entrust the care of their patients to me.

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