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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    Part of a progressive medical subspecialty, ASDS member dermatologists perform medically necessary and cosmetic procedures to improve the health, function and beauty of skin through every stage of life.

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    From forehead furrows to frown lines…

    Performing more than 5 million cosmetic procedures each year, ASDS member dermatologists offer many treatments that are less intense, safer and have quicker recovery times than ever before.

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    3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year

    Any suspicious new growths or changes should be examined by a dermatologist immediately. ASDS member dermatologists are trained to select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient.

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    From excess fat to wrinkles…

    Offering a range of office-based cosmetic procedures, ASDS member dermatologists can select the appropriate treatment choice to meet your individual goals.

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Skin Cancer Screening Program Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Participation is easy. Simply fill out the volunteer form online or download it as a PDF and submit via email to Katie Allodi at kallodi@asds.net.

How does the program work?

Once you’ve signed up, your name and office contact information will be posted on the ASDS website. Patients can search by location to find the doctor nearest them, and then call your office to schedule an appointment.

How do I schedule patients?

There are several ways to do this, and you may choose the one that works best for your office:

  • Set aside a specific date(s) when you will see skin cancer screening program patients.
  • Set aside certain times after your regular office hours or during your office hours that are reserved for these patients.
  • Set aside a specific number of appointments for these patients.
  • Don’t set limits, and accept as many patients as your schedule will allow.
  • If you come up with another method, go ahead and use it. The purpose of the program is to encourage patients to come in for a skin cancer screening. Whatever time you can allocate will be appreciated.
  • Be sure to notify your office staff that you’ll be participating in the program and how you’re allocating your time, so they know how to schedule these patients.

Is there a minimum number of patients I have to see?

You must see at least one patient to participate. Of course, the more patients you can screen, the better.

What happens if I fill my appointments?

Contact Katie Allodi at kallodi@asds.net to ensure that your name is marked on the website as having filled your appointment schedule so patients will know to contact another physician.

Can I only see patients in a specific month?

This is a year-round program. Schedule patients in any month you wish to.

What if I identify a suspicious mole or lesion?

You will receive a screening form similar to those used in other skin cancer screening programs. Mark the location of the lesion on the form to return to the patient and encourage him or her to seek treatment.

Can I bill insurance?

No. The skin cancer screening program is a pro bono effort and should be handled the same way you would handle other pro bono patients.

What if a patient has questions about products, procedures or other skin concerns that are not related to the skin cancer screening?

The skin cancer screening program promotion is for skin cancer screening only. If patients request other procedures or information, you may offer to have your staff set up a separate appointment to address their concerns.

Have other questions that weren’t answered here?

Email Katie Allodi at kallodi@asds.net.

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