Who's most qualified to perform your cosmetic procedures?
Just out, a survey of primary care doctors on the subject of who they think is most qualified to do injectable cosmetic procedures among other procedures.
Survey: PCPs Say Dermatologists More Qualified To Perform Certain Procedures.
x Medscape (10/17, Hitt) reports, "Primary care physicians (PCPs) believe dermatologists to be more qualified than plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, and ophthalmologists to perform a variety of cutaneous cosmetic and surgical procedures, according to a new study" published in the October issue of the journal Dermatologic Surgery and simultaneously presented at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 2012 Annual Meeting. In an Internet-based survey of 561 physicians in family medicine, primary care, or internal medicine training programs, researchers found that the "respondents identified dermatologists as the most qualified specialist to evaluate and biopsy worrisome lesions on the face, perform skin cancer surgery, inject botulinum toxin, inject fillers, and perform laser procedures."