Expiration Date: July 1, 2019
Title: Internal Medicine – Dermatology: Hair and Nails; Malignant Melanomas; Common Tumors
Faculty: Michele S. Maroon, M.D.; Jeffrey Miller, M.D., M.B.A.; and O. Fred Miller, III, M.D.
Original Release Date: July 1, 2016 Review Date: July 1, 2017 Expiration Date: July 1, 2019
TOPIC 1: Hair and Nail Disorders for the Primary Care Provider.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP
- Develop an objective, simplified approach to hair loss.
- Distinguish the common causes of hair loss.
- Plan treatment strategies for the common causes of hair loss.
- Determine the common causes of nail dystrophy in a primary care practice.
- Formulate a treatment strategy for nail fold inflammation.
TOPIC 2: Malignant Melanomas.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP
- Utilize the ABCDE approach to the description of pigmented lesions and features of melanoma.
- Analyze the biology of melanoma.
- Appraise and employ the AAD Guidelines of Care for the Management of Primary Cutaneous Melanoma.
- Refer for a surgical approach, as per the NCCN (National Comprehensive Clinical Network) Guidelines for melanoma.
TOPIC 3: Common Tumors in the Office Setting: Warts, Mollusca, Fibrous Tumors, Cutaneous Horns, Acanthomas.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Devise a treatment plan for common tumors, which may include observation, biopsy, removal, and referral.
- Recognize the multiple cutaneous manifestations of warts and “wart-like” lesions and develop a stepwise treatment approach based on literature review and the British Association of Dermatology Treatment Guidelines.