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Dr. Smith Update – January

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!
Psalms 103
Steven A. Smith MD, Dermatology

Dr Smith Practice UPDATE!

After 32 years of full-time dermatology clinics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and nearly 2
years of part-time clinics in Fort Gibson, serving the underserved Cherokee and
Muskogee County residents, HAS DR. SMITH LOST HIS MIND? IS HE RETIRING
AGAIN??

Yes and No. Yes, January 10, 2019 will be his last day “holding down the fort” at the
Fort Gibson Dermatology Clinic. No, he has not lost his mind!

He still loves serving people, and hopes that a part-time opportunity will call him,
once again, out of retirement. We will see what God has in store as his wife,
Lorraine, and he begin another Faith Walk—not knowing which direction God will
illumine. As always God wishes to stretch our patience, persistence and trust.

THANK YOU FAITHFUL PATIENTS!
THANK YOU FAITHFUL PRAYERS!!
THANK YOU FAITHFUL GOD!!!

Stay tuned to this BLOG for an update coming next month.

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103
All His Benefits

Lamisil – Why I Love This Safe Drug

As a dermatologist I treat all types of infections. Lamisil (terbinafine, generic) is head and shoulders above all other antifungals! When I treat a fungus in the skin, hair or nails – especially the nails – I alway prescribe Lamisil for all types of fungus problems (but not for yeast). The reason is that it LOVES keratin.

Keratin is the protein that remains in the dead and dying skin cells that provide the protective “barrier” layer of the skin. This “barrier” layer keeps the bad things out, like infections, and the good things in, like nutrients. Hair and nails are composed of compact keratin, the same chemically as this “barrier” layer.

HERE IS WHY I LOVE LAMISIL: it gets incorporated into dead keratin and keeps on killing fungus until the “barrier” layer is shed from the skin, or until the hair/nail is cut/trimmed.

This means that HARD WORKING LAMISIL is still working for a long time after taking the last pill – about three weeks in skin and up to two years in hair and hails. I really like that! Especially for treating fungal nails.

Now trial attorneys also really like Lamisil. You may have heard their solicitation on TV to sue doctors for liver damage. However, this is due to prolonged use without breaks or liver monitoring.

Because this drug is so enduringly effective, as discussed above especially for nail disease, I can give it for 2-4 weeks and then take a 2-3 month break, then give another short booster dose, etc. That way the liver is able to rest, and I rarely have to do liver testing. Takes patience, the nail gradually clears from its base, and we have a lot of success – safely!

NEW EPIONCE PRODUCTS FOR ACNE!!

I am really excited about these stronger OTC treatments for acne:
PURIFYING WASH and
PURIFYING SPOT GEL

See my next blog for more on these! And don’t forget to enter Dr. Smith’s EXPERT CODE 20030213 when ordering online to get FREE SHIPPING at epionce.com, or just call 866-374-6623 and use my name to get FREE SHIPPING.

NOW THE REALLY BIG NEWS!! DR. SMITH IS RETIRING — AGAIN! This will be effective mid January. I am doing better with my health and am considering working once again, maybe even in the TULSA area again!
MORE ON THIS AS TIME GOES ON.

Many Blessings on those I love – my patients and followers!!
Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103 ALL HIS BENEFITS!!!

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