Office practices that may improve the experience of the cosmetic dermatology patient

Regina Fricton, Emily Poon, Alexandra Weil, Murad Alam*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Patients presenting for cosmetic dermatology procedures are often interested in lifestyle enhancement rather than treatment of an inflammatory or neoplastic disease or condition. In addition to good clinical outcomes, they may also particularly value the quality of the patient experience in the dermatology office. A list of beneficial practices that may improve patient experience was generated by interviewing staff members from several US practices, including clinic administrators, nurses, nurse managers, medical assistants, physician assistants, patient care coordinators, and dermatologists. Each was asked ten open-ended questions. The list of beneficial practices thereby obtained was ordered based on the number of participants who recommended each practice. Practices were further categorized into four categories: clinician improvement, administrative improvement, clinic improvement, and team improvement. For clinics providing cosmetic dermatology services, certain well-accepted beneficial practices may improve patient experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-310
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Dermatological Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2022


  • Administrative improvements
  • Clinic improvements
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Experience
  • Improve
  • Office
  • Patient
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Practices
  • Quality of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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