This week I am finishing 20 months of serving the Fort Gibson, OK area. I have mixed feelings about leaving. The people have been great! I love the pioneer/native American/rural stock — very different that the big city people I took care of for 40 years! What’s next? I will enjoy being retired for a season. I will update readers monthly about changes occurring in my life. Meanwhile, let’s learn more about the skin!
Diagnostics vs. Therapeutics
Some doctors focus on the Diagnostic side of patient care. This includes trying to get the exact Right diagnosis. These doctors, however, often falter on Therapeutics—finding the Right (best) therapy for a given patient. (See a tension between Rationalism and Empiricism.) I feel that both of the above are important, but I lean toward favoring Therapeutics. I will try to get the patient better faster, even before the final diagnosis is nailed down. If I guess right, and the patient gets better quickly, both time and money are saved. Generally, the patient will also endure less suffering in this senario.
WHAT ARE MY FAVORITE THERAPIES?
I shared in a recent blog about Lamisil tablets for toenail fungus. Now I will share about Renewal Calming Cream by EPIONCE for all types of dry skin problems, including eczemas and dermatitis and generic dry cracking skin problems.
I favor this as THE BEST cream for dry cracking hands and dry itchy, often red, patches on the body. It has natural agents that calm and relieve symptoms. More importantly it also has natural ingredients that restore the barrier function of the skin. The outer barrier layer is broken and deficient, and needs restoration in order to reverse and really heal the condition.
Once this occurs I recommend switching to Medical Barrier Cream by EPIONCE in order to maintain the susceptible areas—especially during the remainder of cold weather season. Medical Barrier Cream is also ideal for dry skin problems on the face. THE EASIEST AND CHEAPEST WAY TO BUY EPIONCE IS TO CALL 1-866-374-6623 and tell them that Dr. Smith sent you to get FREE SHIPPING! (You can also get free shipping by using Dr. Smith’s code 20030213 on epionce.com)
ALL HIS BENEFITS!
Steven A. Smith MD, Dermatology