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Primary Care Dermatology: Skin Treatments and Procedures

Mikala Riddlesworth, PA-C, MMS
Full Day
May 18, 2016
PESI Publishing
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  • Diagnose skin conditions with confidence
  • Learn simple in-office procedures
  • New billing/coding strategies for guaranteed revenue
  • Stop referring . . . treat your own patients

Face your fears! Be scared of skin conditions no longer! Attend this unique, one-of-a-kind workshop where you will learn about common skin conditions and treatment procedures and how to incorporate the dermatology procedures of cryotherapy, skin biopsies, surgical excision and advanced suturing into your everyday practice. Nowhere else will you get the opportunity to learn about dermatology in a more convenient and inviting environment. When the seminar concludes, you will be equipped with everything required to start treating patients. You will also learn how to be paid appropriately for these treatment options. All in the same day! You will wish you had gotten to this 1-day workshop sooner in your career!

Mikala Riddlesworth, PA-C, MMS, has educated providers across the country using her simple, straightforward demonstration of the most common dermatology procedures. Her goal is that, within your first week back at work, you have the opportunity to put your new skills to work, treating your own patients…instead of referring them. Be on your way to turning your new dermatology skills into profit for your practice!



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Save time and money off other submission methods – purchase & take the CE test online for $29.99. Additional processing fees apply for other submission methods (i.e. mail, fax, etc.). Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before completion.

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  For Planning Committee disclosures, please statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Mikala Riddlesworth, PA-C, MMS's Profile

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Mikala Riddlesworth, PA-C, MMS, has been a certified physician assistant for over 15 years. She has spent her career practicing primary care and dermatology. Additionally, she has worked as a professor at several physician assistant programs. Mikala has spoken professionally at multiple education conferences teaching providers about skin conditions and treatment options as well as documentation and billing.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Mikala Riddlesworth receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Mikala Riddlesworth has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Skin Lesions: Benign vs. Malignant

  • Improve patient outcomes with accurate diagnosis
    • The importance of the non-dermatology provider
    • Taking a skin history
    • Performing a skin exam
    • Documenting findings
  • Distinguish signs and symptoms of common skin disorders
    • Compound vs. dysplastic nevi
    • Seborrheic vs. actinic keratosis
    • Solar lentigo
    • Lipoma and sebaceous cyst
    • Dermatofibroma vs. fibrosarcoma
    • Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma
    • Malignant melanoma

Master Diagnosing of Skin Conditions: Case Studies

  • Real life scenarios straight from patient’s charts: Break down signs/ symptoms to determine the diagnosis

Dermatology Procedures

(Skill demonstration will be provided)

  • Cryotherapy for treatment of Actinic keratosis, Basal and squamous cell carcinoma, Solar lentigo, Seborrheic keratosis… and more!
  • Skin biopsies to aid in accurate diagnosis and differentiation between non-malignant and malignant lesions
  • Surgical excisions for definitive treatment of lipomas, cysts, basal cell, squamous cell and malignant melanoma
  • Advanced suturing to yield better cosmetic results and ensure closure of deep, large wounds

Procedure Billing and Coding

  • CPT billing and coding guidelines
    • How to appropriately bill for each procedure performed, including CPT codes and ICD-10 diagnoses
    • Take home handout, providing charts of all dermatology codes
    • Proper documentation requirements
    • Learn what must be included in your chart note in order to be properly reimbursed for procedures preformed

Improve Practice Revenue: Billing/Coding Case Studies

  • Learn from past providers’ mistakes that have resulted in lost revenue per patient service. You don’t have to make the same mistakes!




  1. Differentiate between various skin disorders for proper diagnosis.
  2. Demonstrate step-by-step simple in-office dermatology procedures.
  3. Explain billing and coding guidelines to ensure appropriate reimbursement for care provided.
  4. Evaluate case studies to determine the optimal plan of care.
  5. Apply new knowledge to dramatically improve confidence when seeing your next patient with a skin condition.
  6. Plan to incorporate the latest strategies to manage dermatology cases within your practice, reducing the need for referrals.

Target Audience

Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurses, Nurses Practitioners and Physician Assistants


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