Self-described workaholic Michael Niccole, MD, thrives on making patients happy and picking up new skills, even after 35 years in practice

In his three-plus decades in private practice, Michael Niccole, MD, has seen his share of economic upturns and downturns. “There are things that we know go up during economic crises and isolation: drug use, alcohol use and smoking,” he says. “But you know what goes up after a downturn? Plastic surgery. People want to look good, because they need to feel better.”

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As cities and states begin to relax stay at home orders and allow nonessential businesses to reopen, the American Medical Association (AMA) has published a Physician Guide to Reopening Practices. It includes guidance on advance planning for incremental reopening, legal and insurance coverage...
Quest Diagnostics has launched a new suite of Return to Work services built around large-scale workforce COVID-19 testing. The services are designed to help organizations access and act on COVID-19 laboratory insights in order to foster safer workplace environments for their employees as the...
AMA Issues Practice Reopening Checklist for Physicians

As cities and states begin to relax stay at home orders and allow nonessential businesses to reopen, the American Medical Association (AMA) has published a Physician Guide to Reopening Practices. It includes guidance on advance planning for incremental reopening, legal and insurance coverage considerations, and the institution of safety measures for both patients and staff.

The AMA is encouraging practices to pre-screen patients for symptoms of COVID-19 through a “tele-triage” system and continue to use telemedicine when feasible. Additionally, practices are advised to strictly limit individuals accompanying patients to appointments and coordinate with local hospitals and clinics to refer symptomatic patients and staff members for testing.

Read the full guide here.

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Quest Diagnostics Launches COVID-19 Workforce Testing Services

Quest Diagnostics has launched a new suite of Return to Work services built around large-scale workforce COVID-19 testing. The services are designed to help organizations access and act on COVID-19 laboratory insights in order to foster safer workplace environments for their employees as the nation begins to restart the U.S. economy.

Quest Diagnostics is a leading provider of employee population health and workplace drug testing services, serving thousands of employers across the United States. The company’s services range from lab and biometric screening to behavioral and mental health interventions to telemedicine and flu clinics.

To accommodate expected demand, the company is scaling up its COVID-19 lab operations and expects to have capacity to perform approximately 150,000 molecular diagnostic tests a day by the end of June, compared to approximately 80,000 of these tests a day currently. The company also has capacity to perform approximately 200,000 antibody tests a day.

“Employers of all kinds are trying to put programs in place to help protect their employees and customers as we return to work over the coming months. To be more effective, these programs will need to use high quality laboratory-...

REVIAN Red Wins MedTech Breakthrough Technology Award

The REVIAN RED hair growth system from medical technology company REVIAN was recognized as the “Best New Dermatology Technology Solution” at the fourth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards. MedTech Breakthtough, an independent market intelligence organization, recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global health and medical technology market each year.

The REVIAN RED System consists of a wireless cap controlled by a user-friendly mobile app that delivers 10-minute daily hair growth treatments. Using patented, dual wavelengths of LED light the system stimulates hair growth via nitric oxide release and generation. Nitric oxide increases scalp blood flow, decreases follicular inflammation and blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

“The hair growth market is saturated with devices that overpromise and underdeliver when it comes to results,” said Brian Johnson, president of REVIAN. “REVIAN RED is an innovative system that delivers on its promises, features modern technology, and is supported with robust evidence and clinical proof. We are pleased to see MedTech Breakthrough recognize the innovation and results of the team that created REVIAN RED with this 2020 MedTech...

Rewarding Employees

Think of your most valuable employees—the ones who know the ins and outs of your practice, keep your office running smoothly, and are respected and liked by patients and staff. Now suppose those star staffers suddenly quit. How would that affect your day-to-day practice and profits?


Owners of thriving aesthetic practices know that knowledgeable, motivated, long-term employees are key to their success. And it’s not just high turnover rates that can damage a practice. Unhappy, dissatisfied team members can also wreak havoc on your bottom line. “If staff members are not happy, it can... more »

Calming the Storm

Patients who suffer from rosacea may exhibit any number of uncomfortable symptoms, from flushing and dilated capillaries to papules, pustules and ocular irritation. Treatment options similarly vary, as do theories as to what the underlying causes of rosacea may be. While recent research highlights cardiovascular links and explores the potential role of facial microorganisms, experts agree that the best treatments for rosacea target the chronic inflammation of the skin and body, and require a holistic approach to patient care. Patients most commonly present with erythematotelangiectatic... more »

Compassionate Care

At age six, Julius Few, MD, already knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: a doctor—specifically, a surgeon. His inspiration: Dr. Quincy, a forensic pathologist played by actor Jack Klugman in the 1970s television series Quincy M.E. Of course, Dr. Quincy’s fictitious patients were dead, but that fact escaped the young Julius Few.


“Quincy was a sleuth,” says Dr. Few. “When I saw him operating on people, I thought that was the coolest thing and I knew that was what I wanted to do.”


Today, Dr. Few is the director and founder of The Few Institute for... more »