The Optimized Doctor

Life in the woods

There were no commutes or late patients here. But there was work to be done.

Managing Your Practice

How to develop a patient referral program

Nothing provides as much benefit – relative to its comparatively low cost – as the original marketing tool, word-of-mouth patient referrals.

Cosmeceutical Critique

Cysteamine and melasma

In the last decade, cysteamine has been established as a potent depigmenting agent. Its suitability and desirability as a top consideration for...


Teledermatology: A Postpandemic Update

The rapid expansion of teledermatology in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been well documented, but where do we stand now that...


Employed physicians: A survival guide

Physicians must also change how they think about control; train and learn alongside other health care workers who share similar interests; and...

The Optimized Doctor

Suits or joggers? A doctor’s dress code

As a new doc out of residency, I used to wear a tie and shoes that could hold a shine. Now I wear jogger scrubs and sneakers.