Dr. Perez: That is a very good question. I think the JDD really has an edge, it offers all of us in dermatology an idea of what there is to offer in terms of treatments for our patients. We all have to read the Blue journal, we have to read the studies, but we need to have a clear view of what compares to what. Otherwise we will always be trying to draw comparisons. JDD gives us a more thorough view of the marketplace of what we can offer our patients in order to cure them.
Dr. Perez: Review articles with summaries of the latest technologies and drug discoveries give doctors a broad overview of the recent advances in a particular field. I get to see how some of my colleagues conceptualize their theories and am able to understand the thought processes behind them. It alters my perspective and leads to a good internal discussion. It is valuable information that creates curiosity.
Dr. Perez: I like the dedicated issues to specific specialties. This format works because if you are interested in psoriasis for example, the immuno-modulators are brought together in the issue, which enables me to make a better comparison of what is available to be done. There are special topic issues on fillers, another one on lasers, this helps keep us informed on the latest and most effective new products.
Dr. Perez: I'll give you an easy example. To me, it's like watching a bright observant child grow and mature. As time goes on experience helps the child mature into an adult. Experience is a great teacher and JDD has that honor.
Dr. Perez: Definitely, whenever you need to know about a certain topic in a short period of time, I know to reference the JDD issue on the topic. I know that I will find the reference there, it helps me to speed my search.
Dr. Perez: Yes, I would agree this is a wonderful initiative and kudos to Dr. Robins, it seems he always has the right idea in mind. His legacy is to educate and train the next generation of dermatologists and this is the way to do it.
Dr. Perez: If I had to say one thing about the journal, it would be that the journal brings excitement and that is great, and what you are doing is great.