A doctor can be just as likely to prescribe an antihistamine as a vitamin or a skin cream, a new book suggests.
The Globe and Mail has a new edition of its dermatopathologists’ bible, which offers a glimpse into the doctors’ world.
The book was published Monday by Macmillan Canada.
The doctor’s manual The doctor should be a compassionate and empathetic person, the manual suggests, but also capable of understanding the patient’s medical needs and challenges.
“If you’re a dermatologist, you should be able to help the patient,” said Dr. John Tew, a professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine.
“You should be prepared to give them all the information you have, but at the same time, you have to be able and willing to listen to the patient.”
Dr. Tew is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at the university’s Faculty Of Medicine.
He’s the author of a previous book about the profession called Dermatopathology: A Practical Guide to Medical Care.
The guide includes guidelines on how to communicate with patients, how to identify signs and symptoms of a disease and how to make informed decisions.
The booklet also offers advice on how a dermatopath can be an effective advocate for patients.
It notes that many dermatologists have a vested interest in protecting their own business.
The manual warns that if a dermatologists practices in areas where patients may have a higher risk of infection, they should have the following measures in place: The patient should be monitored by a licensed dermatologist to monitor the disease and prevent any infections that may occur.