It is particularly fulfilling to launch Rosacea-doctors in April in honor of National Rosacea Awareness Month and to support the National Rosacea Society in its effort to increase awareness of this often undiagnosed skin condition
Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2009
Rosacea patients seeking a better understanding of rosacea can now learn more about this chronic skin disorder from their most trusted source, dermatologists with deep experience in rosacea care.
Rosacea-Doctors provides patients with up-to-date, clinically relevant health information from top rosacea experts. The Rosacea-doctors Website contains dermatologist-authored information about rosacea, including self-care advice, a rosacea diary, medication information (Oracea, MetroGel, Finacea, Plexion), laser and light treatments (including intense pulse light - IPL), and more.
Rosacea-Doctors is part of the FromYourDoctor service from Vivacare Inc. The FromYourDoctor service enables leading physicians committed to quality patient care to easily create their own customizable patient education resource for their practice, including a Patient Education Library with patient handouts and clinical images, and a Patient eNewsletter. Physicians can use the service to provide their patients with convenient access to practical health information that reinforces key clinical messages.
"Vivacare aims to strengthen the online voice of dermatologists", says Mark Becker, M.D., founder of Vivacare. "People are seeking health information online and we want to be sure that they have a clear understanding of their own doctor's clinical perspective before receiving second and third opinions from anonymous sources".
"It is particularly fulfilling to launch Rosacea-doctors in April in honor of National Rosacea Awareness Month and to support the National Rosacea Society in its effort to increase awareness of this often undiagnosed skin condition", said Dr. Becker.
Rosacea-Doctors highlights those dermatologists who have written particularly helpful information for their patients regarding rosacea. For example, patients and consumers can learn more about their disease from Hilary Baldwin M.D.
Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. It typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue. There are four subtypes of rosacea and rosacea patients may have more than one subtype at the same time. Individuals who suspect they may have rosacea are urged to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment.