Portland Dermatology Clinic Provides Patients with Online Access to Skin Care Information

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Portland Dermatology Clinic, LLP of Portland, Oregon provides patients with convenient access to skin care resources to improve clinical care and patient satisfaction.

Patients seeking skin care information go online, but would rather receive that information from the source they trust most, their own dermatologist.

Portland area dermatologists, Walt Larsen, M.D. and his colleagues at Portland Dermatology Clinic (http://dermatology.fromyourdoctor.com/oregon/portland/portlandderm/health/about-home.do ) have responded to their patients' needs by creating a web-based Patient Education Library. The Library provides patients with convenient online access to skin care resources that reflect the dermatologist's unique approach to care.

Dr. Larsen, a board certified dermatologist and Past President of the Oregon Dermatology Society, joins other Portland Area Dermatologists (http://www.fromyourdoctor.com/document/portland-dermatologists.html) who use the "From Your Doctor" patient education service from Vivacare Inc. With easy-to-use tools, physicians and office staff can easily create and customize their own practice-branded, patient education resource. Portland Dermatology provides their patients with access to over 100 handouts regarding a wide range of dermatology topics, including "Sun Protection" and "Botox and Dermal Fillers" as well as a list of recommended skin care products. Portland Dermatology also uses the service to deliver a monthly eNewsletter with practice news and skin care updates.

About Portland Dermatology

The Portland Dermatology Clinic LLP is a full service facility for the medical and surgical management of diseases and cancer of the skin. Located in Northwest Portland since 1960, it includes six physicians certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a staff of 26 clinical and administrative personnel. Facilities include suites for office based surgical procedures, a phototherapy unit, an allergy testing program, a cryotherapy unit and a Pulsed Dye Laser.

About Vivacare

Vivacare is a patient education company founded by former Portland, Oregon pediatrician, Mark Becker, M.D. Vivacare helps physicians to educate their patients with the goal of improving clinical care and patient satisfaction. Vivacare has developed services to meet the patient education needs of allergists, cardiologists, dermatologists (http://www.findadermatologist.com), neurologists, rheumatologists and primary care physicians.

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