For Skin Patients, The Waiting Never Ends

If you live in Philadelphia, you may wait 78 days. In Cedar Rapids, 91 days.  According to a new report, long waits for dermatology appointments – for both new and returning patients – have become the norm.  And that’s a problem.

Non-Medical Switching Hurts Patients

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Alliance for Patient Access reveals that non-medical switching, where insurers or pharmacy benefit managers drive stable patients to switch to lower-cost medicines, can levy widespread damage on patients' quality of life.

"I'm Calling About Paul"

Paul has been coming to our dermatology office for years.  He has painful psoriasis; after years of trying different medications he finally found one that controls his symptoms.  Then Paul changed insurance companies in the middle of his treatment.