Assessment of Vitiligo Patients’ Perceptions and Opinions About Their Dermatologists When They Were First Diagnosed
Abstract Take Home Message
Understanding the firsthand experience of patients with vitiligo and how they perceived their first dermatologist encounter is key to improving the patient-physician relationship and properly addressing their unique concerns. Preliminary results so far indicate patient desire for more in-depth explanations of their diagnosis, as well as the need for a greater demonstration of compassion and empathy regarding the emotional impact of vitiligo.
Elizabeth Warbasse, MD; Richard Huggins, MD
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