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By 7016440096 07 Feb, 2017
Medicare this year is punishing 259,000 of the 600,000 doctors in the US for being unable to reach meaningful use of EMR (Electronic Medical Record) and PQRS (Physician Quality Report System). This is causing hardship on solo and small group practices. It can also interfere with the patient-physician relationship. To me, focusing on patient issues are more important than focusing on requests to satisfy PQRS. Should EMR be mandated for doctors more than 10 years in practice? I don’t have the answer for that one. Will it reduce medical error? Some will say yes, others no. Most EMRs use third party vendors for drug interactions, including mine. Recently, I had a patient allergic to Sulfa, and I was prescribing Bactrim DS for Acne Vulgaris. The system didn’t pick up that Bactrim DS was a Sulfa! That’s scary; This means that we need to be vigilant and double check everything.
By 7016440096 03 Feb, 2017
  • Virtually Painless
  • Very High Cure Rates
  • No Cutting
  • Minimal to No Scarring
  • Avoid Reconstructive Surgery
  • Faster Healing, Less downtime

    LONE STAR STATE DERMATOLOGY CLINIC IS THE FIRST OFFICE IN SAN ANTONIO TO OFFER A NEW NON-SURGICAL APPROACH TO TREATING SKIN CANCER.

    ON 12/29/2016 IN SAN ANTONIO TX LONE STAR STATE DERMATOLOGY CLINIC ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE THE FIRST IN THE AREA TO ACQUIRE THE SENSUS HEALTH (SUPERFICIAL RADIATION THERAPY DEVICE) SRT-100, WHICH IS A NON-INVASIVE SKIN CANCER TREATMENT DEVICE.

    THE NATIONAL SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION STATES THAT 40-50% OF PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 65 WILL DEVELOP A FORM OF SKIN CANCER. THERE ARE A GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS EXPERIENCING NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCERS (NMSC). LONE STAR STATE DERMATOLOGY CLINIC IS FOCUSED ON PROVIDING SPECIALIZED DIAGNOSES, TREATMENT SOLUTIONS, AND PROGRAMS THAT TREAT CANCER AND MAINTAIN A GREAT COSMETIC OUTCOME. “WE ARE VERY PROUD TO BE THE FIRST IN SAN ANTONIO TO OFFER THE SRT-100, WHICH GIVES PATIENTS A SAFE, EFFECTIVE NON-SURGICAL APPROACH TO TREATING NMSC,” SAID DR. JEAN-DENIS BOUCHER, BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST.

    SRT IS A LOW-ENERGY RADIOTHERAPY THAT GOES NO DEEPER THAN THE THICKNESS OF THE SKIN. THE RADIATION TARGETS ABNORMAL CELLS BY DISRUPTING CELL DIVISION; TUMOR CELLS DIVIDE MORE RAPIDLY THAN NORMAL CELLS, MAKING THE TUMOR AN EASY TARGET FOR RADIATION.NORMAL CELLS ARE ABLE TO REPAIR THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GOING THROUGH THIS RAPID GROWTH, WHICH MAKES THIS A COSMETICALLY ATTRACTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY IN SELECTED CANCERS.

    THIS FORM OF THERAPY FOR TREATING SKIN CANCER IS VERY EASY ON THE PATIENT. A PATIENT SIMPLY SITS OR RECLINES IN A CHAIR DURING THE TREATMENT WHICH TAKES ABOUT 25-30 SECONDS.

    SENSUS HEALTHCARE SPECIALIZES IN MAKING A SOLUTION THAT’S MORE ACCESSIBLE TO PATIENTS FOR PROVEN NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER SOLUTION MORE ACCESSIBLE TO PATIENTS. OUR DEDICATED (SRT) SYSTEMS ARE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO SURGICAL PROCEDURES FOR BASAL CELL AND SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMAS. DERMATOLOGISTS HAVE BEEN USING SUPERFICIAL RADIATION THERAPY SINCE 1895 TO TREAT NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCERS. SINCE THEN THE DEVICE AND METHOD OF DELIVERING THE RADIATION HAS EVOLVED FOR THE BEST TO MINIMIZE THE HARMFUL REACTION CAUSED BY RADIATION. THE SRT-100 IS USED WIDELY BY ONCOLOGISTS AND DERMATOLOGISTS FOR NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER TREATMENT.

    DR. JEAN-DENIS BOUCHER NOT ONLY TREATS SKIN CANCERS, BUT HE ALSO TREATS OTHER SKIN CONDITIONS LIKE ACNE, ECZEMA, PSORIASIS, AND HAIR AND NAIL DISEASE. IF YOU HAVE COSMETIC SKIN CARE NEEDS SUCH AS BOTOX, MOLE, CYST, OR WART REMOVALS PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT. AT LONE STAR STATE DERMATOLOGY CLINIC, DR. BOUCHER AND HIS STAFF HAVE THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE TO TREAT YOU AND MAKE YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST. DR BOUCHER TREATS PATIENTS OF ALL AGES, GENDER AND RACE GIVE US A CALL AT (210) 651-3233 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY.
By 7016440096 01 Feb, 2017
Obama Care Repeal and Replacement
Health Care for every American at a lower cost. Yes, it’s possible with a political will whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent.

    -Kids can be kept on family insurance until they are 26 should stay.
    -Pre-existing conditions should not be a reason for refusal of health insurance.
    -Patients with debilitating diseases (high pool risk) can be shared by Medicare and insurance after negotiation.

    Any citizen, nurse, Doctor, Medical State Board who has a great idea should send his or her idea to their congressmen and senator, so it can relay to our President, Mr. Donald J. Trump.
    Only 34% of Doctors in Texas take Medicaid patients. Why? The insurance company has thousands of reasons for denying your claims and trying to appeal it; it’s a waste of time, and the money stays in the pocket of the manage care that supervises Medicaid services. For the Medicaid patients, the only place they can receive service is at the hospital. Then the hospital has to surcharge patients with health insurance to compensate hampering these patients.
    It’s well known that if you don’t earn very much money it’s impossible for you and your family to get medical, hospital, or drug coverage. The IRS and Medicaid services could issue a card to our citizens in need. With this card they would be able to see any physicians who want to participate. The office would charge a copay, even a symbolic one, and the Doctor would use the Medicare fee schedule as a tax break. Hospitals would follow the same procedure, charging for a tax break. The money wasted in Medicaid could be transferred to Medicare to give a better fee schedule to doctors and hospitals that have to cope with the increasing cost of practicing medicine. For drug coverage it’s a little bit more tricky. I would ask Medicare to create a formulary with a negotiated price for generic and brand products. It’s nonsense and not justifiable that the cost of drugs have increased by more than 1,000% in the recent years. To achieve that I would tell the drug company that if you want to participate with the formulary instead of giving you a patent for 7 and 12 years, depending on the cost, I would give them 15 and 25 years. We can renegotiate the price after 15 and 25 years, but under the condition that you can not advertise in any media, except for Health Care Professionals. In addition, they can not issue rebate cards that transfer the cost to health insurance and consequently increase the premium. If the insurance company disagrees they can not be in the formulary and they won’t be covered by Medicare or any insurance. The USA is for free enterprise. Drug companies who don’t want to participate can continue to advertise and charge whatever price they want for their product. Drug companies who would accept the Medicare program would charge the cost plus 10% for manutention to Welfare, indigent and Medicare patients living on Social Security only. Also, to reduce the cost, any pharmacy should be able to order drugs directly from the manufacturer. HSA (Health Savings Account) is a great idea, but if you have a low income HSA is just a dream. So if you have a better idea than mine I would like to hear it from you. Send me your thoughts at receptionist@lssdc.com

Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic Blog

By 7016440096 07 Feb, 2017
Medicare this year is punishing 259,000 of the 600,000 doctors in the US for being unable to reach meaningful use of EMR (Electronic Medical Record) and PQRS (Physician Quality Report System). This is causing hardship on solo and small group practices. It can also interfere with the patient-physician relationship. To me, focusing on patient issues are more important than focusing on requests to satisfy PQRS. Should EMR be mandated for doctors more than 10 years in practice? I don’t have the answer for that one. Will it reduce medical error? Some will say yes, others no. Most EMRs use third party vendors for drug interactions, including mine. Recently, I had a patient allergic to Sulfa, and I was prescribing Bactrim DS for Acne Vulgaris. The system didn’t pick up that Bactrim DS was a Sulfa! That’s scary; This means that we need to be vigilant and double check everything.
By 7016440096 03 Feb, 2017
  • Virtually Painless
  • Very High Cure Rates
  • No Cutting
  • Minimal to No Scarring
  • Avoid Reconstructive Surgery
  • Faster Healing, Less downtime

    LONE STAR STATE DERMATOLOGY CLINIC IS THE FIRST OFFICE IN SAN ANTONIO TO OFFER A NEW NON-SURGICAL APPROACH TO TREATING SKIN CANCER.

    ON 12/29/2016 IN SAN ANTONIO TX LONE STAR STATE DERMATOLOGY CLINIC ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE THE FIRST IN THE AREA TO ACQUIRE THE SENSUS HEALTH (SUPERFICIAL RADIATION THERAPY DEVICE) SRT-100, WHICH IS A NON-INVASIVE SKIN CANCER TREATMENT DEVICE.

    THE NATIONAL SKIN CANCER FOUNDATION STATES THAT 40-50% OF PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 65 WILL DEVELOP A FORM OF SKIN CANCER. THERE ARE A GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS EXPERIENCING NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCERS (NMSC). LONE STAR STATE DERMATOLOGY CLINIC IS FOCUSED ON PROVIDING SPECIALIZED DIAGNOSES, TREATMENT SOLUTIONS, AND PROGRAMS THAT TREAT CANCER AND MAINTAIN A GREAT COSMETIC OUTCOME. “WE ARE VERY PROUD TO BE THE FIRST IN SAN ANTONIO TO OFFER THE SRT-100, WHICH GIVES PATIENTS A SAFE, EFFECTIVE NON-SURGICAL APPROACH TO TREATING NMSC,” SAID DR. JEAN-DENIS BOUCHER, BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST.

    SRT IS A LOW-ENERGY RADIOTHERAPY THAT GOES NO DEEPER THAN THE THICKNESS OF THE SKIN. THE RADIATION TARGETS ABNORMAL CELLS BY DISRUPTING CELL DIVISION; TUMOR CELLS DIVIDE MORE RAPIDLY THAN NORMAL CELLS, MAKING THE TUMOR AN EASY TARGET FOR RADIATION.NORMAL CELLS ARE ABLE TO REPAIR THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GOING THROUGH THIS RAPID GROWTH, WHICH MAKES THIS A COSMETICALLY ATTRACTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY IN SELECTED CANCERS.

    THIS FORM OF THERAPY FOR TREATING SKIN CANCER IS VERY EASY ON THE PATIENT. A PATIENT SIMPLY SITS OR RECLINES IN A CHAIR DURING THE TREATMENT WHICH TAKES ABOUT 25-30 SECONDS.

    SENSUS HEALTHCARE SPECIALIZES IN MAKING A SOLUTION THAT’S MORE ACCESSIBLE TO PATIENTS FOR PROVEN NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER SOLUTION MORE ACCESSIBLE TO PATIENTS. OUR DEDICATED (SRT) SYSTEMS ARE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO SURGICAL PROCEDURES FOR BASAL CELL AND SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMAS. DERMATOLOGISTS HAVE BEEN USING SUPERFICIAL RADIATION THERAPY SINCE 1895 TO TREAT NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCERS. SINCE THEN THE DEVICE AND METHOD OF DELIVERING THE RADIATION HAS EVOLVED FOR THE BEST TO MINIMIZE THE HARMFUL REACTION CAUSED BY RADIATION. THE SRT-100 IS USED WIDELY BY ONCOLOGISTS AND DERMATOLOGISTS FOR NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER TREATMENT.

    DR. JEAN-DENIS BOUCHER NOT ONLY TREATS SKIN CANCERS, BUT HE ALSO TREATS OTHER SKIN CONDITIONS LIKE ACNE, ECZEMA, PSORIASIS, AND HAIR AND NAIL DISEASE. IF YOU HAVE COSMETIC SKIN CARE NEEDS SUCH AS BOTOX, MOLE, CYST, OR WART REMOVALS PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT. AT LONE STAR STATE DERMATOLOGY CLINIC, DR. BOUCHER AND HIS STAFF HAVE THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE TO TREAT YOU AND MAKE YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST. DR BOUCHER TREATS PATIENTS OF ALL AGES, GENDER AND RACE GIVE US A CALL AT (210) 651-3233 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY.
By 7016440096 01 Feb, 2017
Obama Care Repeal and Replacement
Health Care for every American at a lower cost. Yes, it’s possible with a political will whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent.

    -Kids can be kept on family insurance until they are 26 should stay.
    -Pre-existing conditions should not be a reason for refusal of health insurance.
    -Patients with debilitating diseases (high pool risk) can be shared by Medicare and insurance after negotiation.

    Any citizen, nurse, Doctor, Medical State Board who has a great idea should send his or her idea to their congressmen and senator, so it can relay to our President, Mr. Donald J. Trump.
    Only 34% of Doctors in Texas take Medicaid patients. Why? The insurance company has thousands of reasons for denying your claims and trying to appeal it; it’s a waste of time, and the money stays in the pocket of the manage care that supervises Medicaid services. For the Medicaid patients, the only place they can receive service is at the hospital. Then the hospital has to surcharge patients with health insurance to compensate hampering these patients.
    It’s well known that if you don’t earn very much money it’s impossible for you and your family to get medical, hospital, or drug coverage. The IRS and Medicaid services could issue a card to our citizens in need. With this card they would be able to see any physicians who want to participate. The office would charge a copay, even a symbolic one, and the Doctor would use the Medicare fee schedule as a tax break. Hospitals would follow the same procedure, charging for a tax break. The money wasted in Medicaid could be transferred to Medicare to give a better fee schedule to doctors and hospitals that have to cope with the increasing cost of practicing medicine. For drug coverage it’s a little bit more tricky. I would ask Medicare to create a formulary with a negotiated price for generic and brand products. It’s nonsense and not justifiable that the cost of drugs have increased by more than 1,000% in the recent years. To achieve that I would tell the drug company that if you want to participate with the formulary instead of giving you a patent for 7 and 12 years, depending on the cost, I would give them 15 and 25 years. We can renegotiate the price after 15 and 25 years, but under the condition that you can not advertise in any media, except for Health Care Professionals. In addition, they can not issue rebate cards that transfer the cost to health insurance and consequently increase the premium. If the insurance company disagrees they can not be in the formulary and they won’t be covered by Medicare or any insurance. The USA is for free enterprise. Drug companies who don’t want to participate can continue to advertise and charge whatever price they want for their product. Drug companies who would accept the Medicare program would charge the cost plus 10% for manutention to Welfare, indigent and Medicare patients living on Social Security only. Also, to reduce the cost, any pharmacy should be able to order drugs directly from the manufacturer. HSA (Health Savings Account) is a great idea, but if you have a low income HSA is just a dream. So if you have a better idea than mine I would like to hear it from you. Send me your thoughts at receptionist@lssdc.com
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