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Primary Care Dermatology
Audio CD
$219.99 USD
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 31 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI Publishing & Media
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  1. Differentiate between various skin disorders for proper diagnosis.
  2. Demonstrate step-by-step simple in-office dermatology procedures.
  3. Explain billing and coding guidelines to ensure appropriate reimbursement for care provided.
  4. Evaluate case studies to determine the optimal plan of care.
  5. Apply new knowledge to dramatically improve confidence when seeing your next patient with a skin condition.
  6. Plan to incorporate the latest strategies to manage dermatology cases within your practice, reducing the need for referrals.

Skin Lesions: Benign vs. Malignant

  • Improve patient outcomes with accurate diagnosis
    • The importance of the non-dermatology provider
    • Taking a skin history
    • Performing a skin exam
    • Documenting findings
  • Distinguish signs and symptoms of common skin disorders
    • Compound vs. dysplastic nevi
    • Seborrheic vs. actinic keratosis
    • Solar lentigo
    • Lipoma and sebaceous cyst
    • Dermatofibroma vs. fibrosarcoma
    • Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma
    • Malignant melanoma

Master Diagnosing of Skin Conditions: Case Studies

  • Real life scenarios straight from patient’s charts: Break down signs/ symptoms to determine the diagnosis

Dermatology Procedures

(Skill demonstration will be provided)

  • Cryotherapy for treatment of Actinic keratosis, Basal and squamous cell carcinoma, Solar lentigo, Seborrheic keratosis… and more!
  • Skin biopsies to aid in accurate diagnosis and differentiation between non-malignant and malignant lesions
  • Surgical excisions for definitive treatment of lipomas, cysts, basal cell, squamous cell and malignant melanoma
  • Advanced suturing to yield better cosmetic results and ensure closure of deep, large wounds

Procedure Billing and Coding

  • CPT billing and coding guidelines
    • How to appropriately bill for each procedure performed, including CPT codes and ICD-10 diagnoses
    • Take home handout, providing charts of all dermatology codes
    • Proper documentation requirements
    • Learn what must be included in your chart note in order to be properly reimbursed for procedures preformed

Improve Practice Revenue: Billing/Coding Case Studies

  • Learn from past providers’ mistakes that have resulted in lost revenue per patient service. You don’t have to make the same mistakes!


Mikala Riddlesworth is currently an Assistant Professor at South College School of Physician Assistant Studies in Knoxville, Tennessee where she educates aspiring healthcare providers on dermatology treatments and procedures and serves as the lead clinical instructor. Additionally, she has been practicing medicine for 10 years focusing on providing dermatology services in medically underserved communities. Mikala has created a unique dermatology education program and has spoken professionally at multiple education conferences teaching providers about skin conditions and treatment options. Now she is bringing her hands-on learning experience to primary care providers around the country in order to improve access to dermatology care.

After completing her education, Mikala spent a year in family practice, where she first noticed the fear many providers have of skin issues. She then worked alongside a dermatologist outside of Atlanta, Georgia to learn more about skin conditions and to master techniques for skin treatments. Since that time, during her career in rural communities, she has diagnosed and treated several hundred skin cancers. Her goal is to educate non-dermatology providers on simple procedures that can be performed to improve patient care so they can offer potentially life-saving treatments.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mikala Riddlesworth has an employment relationship with South College School of Physician Assistant Studies in Knoxville, TN. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Mikala Riddlesworth has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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