Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vivacare expands Patient Education Service to Improve Allergy Care

Allergists can now use Vivacare to create a customizable health information resource for their patients that includes practical information about allergies, asthma, atopic dermatitis, and anaphylaxis to improve allergy care and patient satisfaction.

Vivacare enables allergists to create their own online patient education resource. Patients with asthma, and other allergic or immunologic conditions that are looking for health information online, can now receive that information from the source they trust most… their own allergist.

By enrolling for a Vivacare account, allergists receive a practice-branded Online Patient Education Library pre-loaded with patient handouts covering a wide variety of allergic conditions (i.e. allergic rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis), and treatments (i.e. corticosteroids, antihistamines and immunotherapy.) Allergists can further customize the content to better reflect their professional opinion.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Acne Doctors Updated for National Acne Awareness Month

The “Acne Doctors” Website, an in-depth dermatologist-authored resource regarding acne care, has been updated in honor of National Acne Awareness month.

The Acne Awareness month has been established by the the American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS) to increase awareness of the prevalence of acne, its impact of acne on people’s lives and the many treatment options that are available. Acne is the most common skin disorder and most people will experience acne during their lifetime. Although common in teenagers, acne can persist in people into their 30's, particularly in women. This is the first year that Acne Awareness month has been recognized.

The Acne Doctors Website now includes practical tips on acne care, including medical reviews regarding on topical retinoids, new light treatments for acne, and medication rebate coupons for commonly used acne medications.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Find a Dermatologist: New Online Dermatology Directory

Vivacare Inc. launched its new Find a Dermatologist Directory with an online listing of over 2,000 leading dermatologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, skin cancer and aging skin.

People seeking a dermatologist can refer to this directory to find skin care experts in their region.

The find a dermatologist resources is part of the FromYourDoctor service that provides a variety of patient education tools to dermatology practices.