Faculty: Nicole R. LeBoeuf, MD
Release Date: 05/18/2015
“I am able to provide patients with quality care because of the provided resource of fellow members.”
The DNA Blog is a place for members to communicate about issues and information within the profession. Blog posts are another way for members to obtain valuable information to use in their everyday practice. We want to know what you think about dermatologist density and melanoma mortality…
In a recent article from the Dermatology Times, research has been tied between the number of dermatologists in an area and melanoma mortality. It seems that there is a lower melanoma mortality rate in the east and west coast US regions, where they are fairly well saturated with dermatologists. However, there appears to be a relative shortage of dermatologists throughout the center of the country, and the melanoma mortality rate is increasing.
Would creative recruiting efforts to hire dermatologists in areas that are currently underserved by the specialty be helpful for achieving the reduction in melanoma mortality in those middle states?