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Session Information

FRM F021 - Use of Physician Extenders

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Flamingo 1/2

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: David Michael Pariser, MD, FAAD


  • Paul R. Bergstresser, MD, FAAD
  • Suzanne Olbricht, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • 1. Analyze the issues related to the use of non-physician clinicians in the practice of dermatology.
  • 2. Avoid common ethical and medico-legal pitfalls in the use of non-physician clinicians.
  • 3. Improve level of training and supervision of non-physician clinicians.

Health care reform and the increasing demand for dermatologic services and the undersupply of dermatologists nationwide has contributed to the rapid expansion of use of non-physician clinicians in the practice of dermatology. Speakers in this forum will discuss how non-physician clinicians are trained, supervised and how they are best used in a dermatology practice and what pitfalls to avoid. The discussion will primarily concern licensed Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners but will also address the use of non-licensed personnel as well. The forum is applicable to any practicing dermatologist or non-physician clinician.


Friday, March 01
1:00 PMWelcome And Introductions / Dr. Pariser
1:05 PMThe AAD’S Policy Statement On The Use Of Non-Physician Clinicians / Dr. Olbricht
1:25 PMTraining Of Non-Physician Clinicians In Dermatology / Dr. Bergstresser
1:45 PMContracting Issues and Reimbursement Models for Physician Extenders / Dr. Pariser
2:05 PMSupervision Of Non-Physician Clinicians: Practical Considerations /
2:25 PMRole Of Unlicensed Medical Assistants In A Dermatologic Practice / Dr. Pariser
2:45 PMQuestions And Answers / All faculty