Reducing Health Disparities in Dermatology: The Free Clinic as a Model and What We Can Do

By Christine P. Lin* *Keywords: Free clinic, Health disparities, People of color, Skin cancer *The author has no conflicts of interest to report   Nestled at the intersection of 34th Street and Boston Avenue, The Free Clinic at Lubbock Impact has diligently served over 5,300 uninsured patients in the past 10 years. Every Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 PM, our clinic offers free primary care services to the uninsured Lubbock and West Texas population ages 19 to 64 years old. Specialty nights such as Dermatology, Ophthalmology, and Physical Therapy are also held every month. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)-affiliated volunteer physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, pharmacists, social … Continue reading

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American Mohs: A Critical Review

PREPRINTAmerican Mohs: A Critical ReviewArticle Type: ReviewAuthors: Brett M. Will1, MS; David J. Elpern2, MD; Roy Grekin3, MD; Douglas W. Johnson4, MD Affiliations: 1Medical Student, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; 2Practicing Clinical Dermatologist, Williamstown, Massachusetts; 3Department of Dermatology, Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California; 4Department of Dermatology, The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI Keywords: Basal cell carcinoma, Cost effectiveness, Economics, History, Mohs, Squamous cell carcinoma Funding Sources: NoneConflict of Interest Disclosure: None declared Capsule Summary Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) is a valuable tool in the treatment of skin cancer whose indications and implementation have changed significantly since its inception Improved understanding … Continue reading

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